All fighters but one made weight on Friday for Sengoku Raiden Championship 15, which takes place Saturday and airs live on HDNet. American Brian Cobb missed the weigh-ins entirely "due to poor health," but it appears that his lightweight battle with Kazunori Yokota will proceed as planned. Olympic judoka Hiroshi Izumi will face British veteran James Zikic in the evening's main event, while the undercard features the semifinals and quarterfinals for Sengoku's 2010 welterweight and bantamweight grands prix, respectively.
As always, BloodyElbow.com will have live play-by-play and results of the full show beginning Saturday at 2 a.m. ET / 11 p.m. PT.
Official weigh-in results:
Hiroshi Izumi (92.3 kg / 203.4 lbs) vs. James Zikic (91.8 kg / 202.4 lbs)
Kazunori Yokota (70.2 kg / 154.7 lbs) vs. Brian Cobb (n/a)
Maximo Blanco (70.3 kg / 154.9 lbs) vs. Kiuma Kunioku (69.5 kg / 153.2 lbs)
Yoshiki Takahashi (92.4 kg / 203.7 lbs) vs. Chang Seob Lee (93 kg / 205 lbs)
2010 Welterweight Grand Prix Semifinals
Keita "K-Taro" Nakamura (77 kg / 169.7 lbs) vs. Takuya Wada (77 kg / 169.7 lbs)
Yasubey Enomoto (77 kg / 169.7 lbs) vs. Taisuke Okuno (77 kg / 169.7 lbs)
2010 Asia Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinals
Taiyo Nakahara (61.1 kg / 134.7 lbs) vs. Shintaro Ishiwatari (61.1 kg / 134.7 lbs)
Akitoshi Tamura (61.2 kg / 134.9 lbs) vs. Shoko Sato (61 kg / 134.4 lbs)
Shunichi Shimizu (61.2 kg / 134.9 lbs) vs. Wataru Takahashi (61.1 kg / 134.7 lbs)
Manabu Inoue (61.1 kg / 134.7 lbs) vs. Jae Hyun So (61.1 kg / 134.7 lbs)