Minowa returns to action against unknown Shigeki Tsuchiya on March 11th during the Gladiator 30 show (same day as Pancrase). Minowa is coming off a loss in Hawaii against Kendall Grove of TUF fame. This will be his 4th time fighting in the promotion since its construction.
In his latest "Inside Korea" column for Kamipro, Yoshiyuki Okawa says that, despite a dominant victory over Jose Canseco at DREAM.9, Hong Man Choi is getting no love from the media in South Korea. Major newspaper My Daily wrote that "no one ever thought this was a fair fight" and Choi had won a "shameful victory," and Okawa reports that the feeling is the same throughout the "Techno Goliath's" home country. The same article implies that Choi will take on Minowaman in the next round of the Super Hulk Tournament, and basically says that Choi will disgrace himself no matter who he faces in the tournament because of the size disparity between he and the other fighters.