MMA journeyman Joe Doerksen posted on his MySpace page that he will be facing Izuru Takeuchi in a Middleweight Grand Prix Reserve Bout at Senkoku 6. The event will be taking place on November 1st at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Sengoku 6 will feature the semi-finals and finals for World Victory Road’s Lightweight and Middleweight Grand Prix tournaments.
Doerksen had lost his last three bouts for the UFC and WEC before he defeated John Meyer in a small event in Canada. Before his unsuccessful ventures with Zuffa’s promotions, Doerksen had posted eight consecutive victories.
Takeuchi has won his last five bouts, with seven of his last eight coming via decision. He will be making his World Victory Road debut, after fighting for Pancrase.
Here are the other fighters Rumored to be competing on Sengoku 6:
Josh Barnett vs. TBD
Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal vs. TBD
Middleweight Grand Prix Reserve Bout:
Joe Doerksen vs. Izuru Takeuchi
Middleweight Grand Prix Semi-Finals and Finals (Semi-Final winners will face off in the Finals the same night):
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Jorge Santiago
Kazuhiro Nakamura vs. Yuki Sasaki
Lightweight Grand Prix Reserve Bout:
Bang Seung Hwan vs. Jorge Masvidal
Lightweight Grand Prix Semi-Finals and Finals (Semi-Final winners will face off in the Finals the same night):
Satoru Kitaoka vs. Eiji Mitsuoka
Kazunori Yokota vs. Mizuto Hirota