Bellator fighter Toby Imada has been announced for the June 5 show for Japan's Shootboxing organization. Shootboxing is essentially a kickboxing organization, although they also allow throws and standing submissions (so the flying inverted triangle would be good to go). Imada made his Shootboxing debut last year as a late replacement in the company's prestigious S-Cup tournament. There, he pulled off a massive upset, defeating reigning champion and top 5 kickboxer Andy Souwer via decision before losing in the finals to Buakaw Por. Pramuk. Imada will face Shootboxing star Hiroki Shishido on the 5th. Photo courtesy of Bellator. HT: HeadKickLegend
DREAM and Strikeforce fighter Mitsuhiro Ishida (far right) will take part in a non-tournament Shoot Boxing bout against the promotion's top-ranked featherweight, Hiroaki Suzuki, at the 2010 S-Cup on Nov. 23 in Tokyo. Shoot Boxing combines kickboxing rules with standing submissions and throws. Participating in the tournament will be Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett, who meets former welterweight champion Takaaki Umeno. Photo by GBRing.
Shootboxing champ Rena dresses up as Chun-Li for the new issue of Japanese fight mag Kamipro.
Girls S-Cup champion Rena will face women's MMA legend Hisae Watanabe in a Shoot Boxing bout on April 11th in Tokyo. Watanabe retired from MMA at the end of 2007, but took part in an exhibition Shoot Boxing bout with Megumi Fujii last year.