World Victory Road will pull out all the stops to present their stacked "Sengoku: Soul of Fight" year end show on Dec 30, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan at the Ariake Coliseum. In addition to MMA, there will be various kickboxing and muay thai bouts on the card.
Michael Schiavello will call the HDNet card that sees a main event of Marlon Sandro (17-1, #7 ranked FW) against Hatsu Hioki (22-4, #8 ranked FW) for the 145 pound title. Sandro, a BJJ blackbelt, has three straight KO wins in Sengoku, his last over Masanori Kanehara for the title.
(Marlon Sandro KO over Kanehara)
Hatsu Hioki, a grappling wiz in his own right, has eleven submission wins in his MMA career. Hioki, the taller fighter, will need to work his kicks standing befor trying for a takedown where he can utilize his dominant top game.
(Hatsu Hioki utilizing his top game)
In addition, the welterweight grand prix finale will take place between the last four competitors in Taiyo Nakahara vs. Akitoshi Tamura and Manabu Inoue vs. Shunichi Shimizu. Exciting fighter Maximo Blanco (7-2) will look for his sixth straight TKO/KO win in a row against Won Sik Park (9-2).
Other notables include 2006 Pride Welterweight GP champ Kazuo Misaki, Women's MMA legend Megumi Fujii, UFC vets Ryo Chonan, Yuki Sasaki and Keita Nakamura, Strikeforce vets Hitomi Akano and Roxanne Modafferi, and exciting Sengoku veterans Masanori Kanehara, Dave Herman and Mamed Khalidov.
Champ Marlon Sandro v. Hatsu Hioki
Kazuo Misaki v. Mike Seal
Megumi Fujii v. Emi Fujino
Masanori Kanehara v. Yoshiro Maeda
Ryo Chonan v. Taisuke Okuno
Maximo Blanco v. Won Sik Park
Yasubey Enomoto v. Keita Nakamura
Jadamba Narantungalag v. Kazunori Yokota
Mamed Khalidov v. Yuki Sasaki
Dave "Pee Wee" Herman v. Yoshihiro Nakao
Taiyo Nakahara v. Akitoshi Tamura
Manabu Inoue v. Shunichi Shimizu
Hitomi Akano v. Roxanne Modafferi
Mika "Hari" Harigai v. Rin Nakai
Amy Davis v. Misaki Takimoto