World Victory Road announced today that they have added top ranked lightweight Takanori Gomi to their Sengoku 6 event, which is scheduled to take place on November 1st at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The two will be squaring off on one of the individual bouts on the card, however the event will feature the semi-finals and finals for World Victory Road’s Lightweight and Middleweight Grand Prix tournaments. The promotion also announced that they have found an opponent for Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal, as he will be taking on Fabio Silva
Gomi is considered by most as the top ranked lightweight in the world, having won 16 of his last 17 bouts. His last bout was a unanimous decision victory over Sung Hwang Pang at Sengoku 4 in August.
Golyaev is a member of the Russian Red Devil Club, where top ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko trains. The former M-1 fighter will be making his return to professional competition after a two year sabbatical.
“King Mo” was victorious in his MMA debut at Sengoku 5, where he defeated MMA veteran Travis Wiuff via 1stRound TKO. Lawal was an amateur wrestler before he took up MMA less than two years ago.
Here are the other fighters Rumored to be competing on Sengoku 6:
Josh Barnett vs. TBD
Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal vs. Fabio Silva
Sergey Golyaev vs. Takanori Gomi
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