Sengoku confirms title dispute

Santiago celebrates with his team. Photo: Susumu Nagao

The card for Sengoku Raiden Championships12, on March 7, in Tokyo, is beginning to take shape.

As Jorge Santiago had already confirmed to (see here), the fight against Mamed Khalidov has been formalized by the organization. The fight is not just a rematch for the Brazilian, who the Polish fighter beat in November of 2009; this time it is worth his Sengoku middleweight belt.

“He comes from kickboxing, throws a lot of spinning kicks. The guy is very strong standing, has a lot of weapons in the striking department, and I have to be prepared for anything. The tools I have over him I’ll try to use. My intention is to finish the fight, “said Santiago.

Also called on was Jiu-Jitsu black belt Wilson Reis, featherweight champion of the late EliteXC. Ramirez will face Japan’s Yuji Hoshino, who is coming off a loss to another Gentle Art black belt, Marlon Sandro.

Check out how the card stands:

Jorge Santiago vs Mamed Khalidov
Yuji Hoshino vs Wilson Reis
Kyung Ho Kang vs Shigeki Osawa
Maximo Blanco vs to be announced

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