Sengoku Soul of Fight fight footage, including Taisuke Okuno's epic knockout of Ryo Chonan.
As expected, the lack of star power at World Victory Road's Sengoku Raiden Championships 15 produced some rather lackluster performances. Most notably, Olympic Judo silver medalist Hiroshi Izumi baffled fans with his propensity to strike with James Zikic in their main event showdown.
BloodyElbow.com brings you live play-by-play and results from Sengoku Raiden Championship's SRC 15, featuring a main event between Hiroshi Izumi and James Zikic, plus fighters like Maximo Blanco, Kazunori Yokota and more.
In the main event, Olympic judoka Hiroshi Izumi takes on former Cage Rage light heavyweight champ James Zikic. Also, former lightweight title contender Kazunori Yokota returns against Brian Cobb, and current lightweight title contender Maximo Blanco faces Kiuma Kunioku, a late replacement for the injured Leonardo Santos. On the undercard, it's the 2010 Welterweight Grand Prix semifinals and 2010 Asia Bantamweight quarterfinals.
A tentative card for Japanese MMA promotion DEEP's 10th Anniversary show in October has been released, and it features some mega names. Shinya Aoki, Ryo Chonan, Ikuhisa "Minowaman" Minowa, Katsunori Kikuno and many others are expected to participate.
Tatsuya Kawajiri warns the ref to be ready to pull him off his opponent Kazunori Yokota at Dynamite!! 2009
The event will also see DREAM and Sengoku lightweight champions Shinya Aoki and Mizuto Hirota battling one another, 2008 Olympic Judo Gold Medalist Satoshi Ishii making his debut, and some intriguing bouts featuring Melvin Manhoef, Kazuo Misaki, Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Kazunori Yokota, Akihiro Gono, Hayato Sakurai, and many, many more.