HDNet carries WVR's Sengoku Raiden Championship 15 live on Oct. 30 | MMAjunkie.com
HDNet will feature a live broadcast of World Victory Road's next offering, Sengoku Raiden Championship 15, on Oct. 30. |
The event takes place at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo with a variety of grand-prix matchups.
HDNet's feed of the overseas event airs in the early-morning hours at 2 a.m. ET (11 p.m. PT).
Sengoku Raiden Championship 15 features the quarterfinals of the Asian bantamweight grand prix, as well as the semifinal round of the welterweight grand prix, which determines the organization's first-ever champion in that weight class.
Non-tourney bouts include a headliner between 2004 Olympic silver-medal judoka Hiroshi Izumi (2-1 MMA, 2-1 SRC) and fellow light heavyweight James Zikic (18-5-2 MMA, 0-0 SRC). Additionally, a future title challenger could be determined with lightweights Leonardo Santos (8-3 MMA, 2-1 SRC) vs. Maximo Blanco (6-2-1 MMA, 4-1 SRC).
The full lineup now includes:
* Hiroshi Izumi vs. James Zikic
* Doo Ho Choi vs. Masanori Kanehara
* Brian Cobb vs. Kazunori Yokota
* Maximo Blanco vs. Leonardo Santos
* Keita Nakamura vs. Takuya Wada (welterweight grand-prix semifinal)
* Yasubey Enomoto vs. Taisuke Okuno (welterweight grand-prix semifinal)
* Chang Seob Lee vs. Kazuo "Yoshiki" Takahashi
* Manabu Inoue vs. Jae Hyun So (Asian bantamweight grand prix quarterfinals)
* Akitoshi Tamura vs. Shoko Sato (Asian bantamweight grand prix quarterfinals)
* Shunichi Shimizu vs. Wataru Takahashi (Asian bantamweight grand prix quarterfinals)
* Shintaro Ishiwatari vs. Taiyo Nakahara (Asian bantamweight grand prix quarterfinals)
Sweet list of fights. The WW semifinals should be pretty good. Bantamweight should be alright as well.
Love watching Maximo Blanco fights. I always love these events....less star studded than DREAM events, but more evenly matched fighters. Should be a good night of fights....probably like 4+ hours of fights.
I guess Kazuo Takahashi is coming out of retirement too.
War Yasubey Enomoto and Blanco