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Dan The Outlaw Hardy to Fight In Japan In Sept 8th

02/08/2007

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On Tuesday, the Japanese organisation GCM held a press conference promoting their forthcoming Cage Force 4 event on September 8th which will see the Semi Finals of their Welterweight and Lightweight Tournaments.

Starring on the card is the Cage Warriors Light-Welterweight (73kg) Champion Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy (15-5-0-1nc) Team Rough House/10th Planet Jiu Jitsu. The charismatic and exciting UK star will be taking on the K-1 Hero’s veteran Hidetaka Monma (13-6-3) in his Semi Final bout.

Hidetaka Monma admitted that his opinion of opponent Dan Hardy rose considerably after Hardy defeated reigning Welterweight King of Pancrase; Daizo Ishige in May. Hearing of Hardy’s current training under the likes of Eddie Bravo and Team Quest, Monma stated that he was more than prepared.

Check out the following links for more info and use google or babelfish to translate. GCM used the opportunity to promote Dan Hardy and included some quotes from him to promote the event


http://gbring.com/sokuho/news/2007_07/0731_gcm_03.htm
http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/fight/...t00014072.html
http://www.boutreview.com/data/news0…cageforce.html
http://gbring.com/sokuho/news/2007_07/0731_gcm_02.htm
http://www.g-c-m.net

And even MMA Weekly got in on the act http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/...4431&zoneid=13


Support “The Outlaw” as he’s flies the flag yet again in Japan


WW Tourney Bouts

Akira Kikuchi (KILLER BEE) vs Yoshiyuki Yoshida (Tokyo Yellow Mans)
Dan Hardy (Rough House) vs Hidetaka Monma (Wajyutsu Keisyukai A-3)


LW Tourney Bouts

Koutetsu Boku (KILLER BEE) vs Eiji Mitsuoka (Wajyutsu Keisyukai RJW)

*GCM announced the cancellation of the Tomonari Kanomata/Artur Oumakhanov LW Semi Final bout, due to Artur Oumakhanov being KO’ed in K-1 Heros last month. That bout will now take place in October’s show.


To be matched up
Hiroyuki Takaya (WK Takaya Gundan)
Taiyo Nakahara (Wajyutsu Keisyukai GODS)
ISE (Purebred Omiya)
Satoru Nishino (Wajyutsu Keisyukai TLIVE)


Breakdown of the Semi-finals

Akira Kikuchi (16-3-0) KILLER BEE
http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/f…fighterID=3483
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP6EQB6GXSU
Rated by some to be a top 10 Welterweight in the world
Former Shooto 76kg World Champ
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Kikuchi

vs

Yoshiyuki Yoshida (7-2-0) Tokyo Yellow Mans
http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/f…ighterID=12073
Only losses early in his career to UFC vet K-Taro Nakamura and Yoshitaro Niimi (who recently destroyed Ivan Mussardo)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OEslFYbFjQ

Dan Hardy (15-5-0-1nc) Team Rough House/ 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu
Cage Warriors Under 73kg Champion
UK Storm British Welterweight Champion
Former Cage Warriors World Welterweight Champion
2h2h, FightFest and KOTC UK veteran

vs
Hidetaka Monma (13-6-3) Wajyutsu Keisyukai A-3
http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/f…FighterID=2278
K-1 Heros vet, Shooto And Panacrase vet
Wins over Jess Liaudin, Dave Strasser, Satoru Kitaoka and a draw with Rodrigo Gracie
http://www.dailymotion.com/tag/vale/...taka-monma-dog

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