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WVR Finalizes Sengoku 5 Middleweight GP First Round, Announces Ribeiro vs. Sugiura

SengokuWorld Victory Road today announced additional matchups for Sengoku 5, which takes place on September 28th at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.

The opening round of the promotion’s middleweight grand prix is now set as UFC and PRIDE veteran Kazuhiro Nakamura will meet Paul Cahoon in the first round and Jorge Santiago will take on Logan Clark. Previously announced for the tournament were Yuki Kondo vs. Yuki Sasaki and Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos vs. Siyar Bahadurzada.

World Victory Road also announced that Jiu-Jitsu world champion Xande Ribeiro will make his mixed martial arts debut against professional wrestler Takashi Sugiura at Sengoku 5.

IFL lightweight champion Ryan Schultz faces Jorge Masvidal at the September 28th event and Roger Gracie will also be in action against an opponent to-be-determined.

The current fight card features:

  • Takashi Sugiura vs Xande Ribeiro
  • Ryan Schultz vs Jorge Masvidal
  • Roger Gracie vs. TBD
  • Kazuhiro Nakamura vs Paul Cahoon
    Middleweight GP Series 2008 1st Round
  • Jorge Santiago vs Logan Clark
    Middleweight GP Series 2008 1st Round
  • Yuki Kondo vs Yuki Sasaki
    Middleweight GP Series 2008 1st Round
  • Evangelista Cyborg vs Siyar Bahadurzada
    Middleweight GP Series 2008 1st Round


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