SENGOKU 2009 Schedule! Nam Phan In Featherweight GP?
•January 23, 2009 • No Comments
WVR PR Kuniyasu said at the press conference today that 6 events are being planned for 2009. They will be in March, Early May, July, August, September, and November (plus SENGOKU NO RAN 2010 in early 2010). The Featherweight GP participants will be announced next week and Kuniyasu said that a fighter from American Top Team (Pequeno?) and Team Trojan (James Thompson, Zelg Galesic) will be in it. Could the fighter from Team Trojan be Ronnie Mann?
Another possible GP participant seems to be Nam Phan who would then be moving down to Featherweight from Lightweight. Thanks to reader sprewell for putting this into light. From his website:
Nam trains w/ Andy Wang and Bao Quach for his upcoming fight in Japan (March 2009)
Update: Hidehiko Yoshida might return in July.
Update #2: Kuniyasu said that he wants to hold a one night 4-man tournament which would include Josh Barnett and Antonio Silva to determine the first ever SENGOKU Heavyweight champion.
Date: March 20th, 2009
Place: National Yoyogi Stadium 2nd Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan
Light Heavyweight Fight:
King Mo vs. Ryo Kawamura
Possible GP Participants:
Alexandre Franca Nogueira
Roger Gracie vs. Jeff Monson