World Victory Road announced today that Sengoku featherweight champion Marlon Sandro will face Hatsu Hioki at the end of year Soul of Fight event on December 30. The bout will have major implications for the featherweight division. Sandro is ranked #4 and Hioki #8 in the USAT/SBN Consensus MMA Rankings.
Daniel Herbertson has more:
Kazuo Misaki will return for the first time since his thrilling fight of the year candidate with middleweight champion Jorge Santiago to face Mike Seal; Yukio Sakaguchi will come out of retirement in a SRC "jacket rules" bout against Jin Suk Jung; and New Japan Kickboxing Champion Norihiro "Musashi" Miyamoto and WPMF champion Hiroki Komata will clash under Muay Thai rules.
Marlon Sandro 17-1
Win Masanori Kanehara Sengoku 13 R1 0:38 KO (Punch)
Win Tomonari Kanomata Sengoku 12 KO (Punch) R1 0:09
Win Yuji Hoshino Sengoku 11 KO (Punches)R1 2:33
Loss Michihiro Omigawa Sengoku 9 Decision (Split)
Hatsu Hioki 22-4
Win Jeff Lawson Sengoku 14 Submission (Triangle Choke) R1 2:09
Win Takeshi Inoue The Way of Shooto 3 Decision (Split)
Loss Michihiro Omigawa Sengoku 11 Decision (Split)
Win Masanori Kanehara Sengoku 9 Decision (Unanimous)