Sengoku 6 took place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan early Saturday morning. The event included the Semi-finals and Finals of World Victory Road’s Lightweight and Middleweight Grand Prix Tournaments, as well as three individual bouts. One of the individual bouts had top ranked lightweight Takanori Gomi taking on little known Sergey Golyaev. If MMA fans didn’t know of Golyaev before, they certainly know him now as he pulled off a miraculous split decision upset on the Japanese fighter’s home turf.
WVR intended the bout to be a warm-up for Gomi, as they wanted him to take on the winner of the Lightweight Grand Prix Tournament, which turned out to be Satoru Kitaoka, to become the promotion’s first ever lightweight champion in early 2009.
Gomi (29-4) was once known as the division’s most feared fighter, however in his last four bouts he has posted a meager 1-2 record, as well as a No Contest. At the time, the No Contest was a submission loss to Nick Diaz at Pride 33 in early 2007. Fortunately for Gomi, after the bout Diaz tested positive for marijuana, letting him off the hook.
Here are the results from Sengoku 6:
Lightweight Grand Prix Reserve Bout:
Jorge Masvidal Defeated Bang Seung Hwan via Unanimous Decision
Lightweight Grand Prix Semi-Finals:
Satoru Kitaoka Defeated Eiji Mitsuoka via Submission – Heel Hook – at 1:17 in the 1stRound
Kazunori Yokota Defeated Mizuto Hirota via Unanimous Decision
Lightweight Grand Prix Final:
Satoru Kitaoka Defeated Kazunori Yokota via Unanimous Decision
Middleweight Grand Prix Reserve Fight:
Joe Doerksen Defeated Izuru Takeuchi via TKO – Strikes – at 4:13 in the 3rdRound
Middleweight Grand Prix Semi-Finals:
Kazuhiro Nakamura Defeated Yuki Sasaki via Unanimous Decision
Jorge Santiago Defeated Siyar Bahadurzada via Submission – Heel Hook – at 1:10 in the 1stRound
Middleweight Grand Prix Final:
Jorge Santiago Defeated Kazuhiro Nakamura via TKO – strikes at 0:56 in the 3rdRound
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Defeated Moise Rimbon via Unanimous Decision
Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal Defeated Fabio Silva via TKO – Strikes – at 0:40 in the 3rdRound
Sergey Golyaev Defeated Takanori Gomi via Split Decision