Shooto promoter Sustain today released the complete fight card and bout order for "The Way of Shooto 6: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon," which takes place this Friday, Nov. 19, at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
The main event features Shooto 143-Pound Pacific Rim champion Taiki Tsuchiya defending his title against BJJ black belt Gustavo Falciroli. Tsuchiya has won four straight, most recently handing Krazy Bee prospect Issei Tamura his first loss in a July decision. The Brazilian -- who resides and trains in Western Australia -- will look to extend a two-fight win streak as he takes part in his first bout in Japan since losing to Tamura one year ago.
Two important 123-pound matches bolster the card, as Shooto world champ Yasuhiro Urushitani takes on Takuya Mori in a non-title affair and former two-division champion Mamoru Yamaguchi meets the streaking Fumihiro Kitahara.
The Way of Shooto 6: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon
Nov. 19, 2009
Shooto Pacific Rim 143-Pound Title Bout
Taiki Tsuchiya vs. Gustavo Falciroli
123 lbs: Mamoru Yamaguchi vs. Fumihiro Kitahara
123 lbs: Yasuhiro Urushitani vs. Takuya Mori
143 lbs: Tenkei "Fujimiya" Oda vs. Bae Yong Kwon
154 lbs: Yoshihiro Koyama vs. Adam Lynn
114 lbs: Shinya Murofushi vs. Mikihito Yamagami
123 lbs: Haruo Ochi vs. Hiroaki Ijima
132 lbs: Yuta Nezu vs. Kota Onojima
132 lbs: Toshiaki Hayasaka vs. Kenji Yamamoto