by MMAWeekly.com Staff
World Victory Road confirmed that the Middleweight Grand Prix Series will start at Sengoku 5 on Sept. 28 in the Yoyogi National Gymnasium.
Kazuhiro Nakamura will drop from light heavyweight down to the 185-pound middleweight limit to participate in the Sengoku Middleweight Grand Prix. The other participants are Evangelista Cyborg from Chute Boxe, SHOOTO light heavyweight champion Siyar Bahadurzada, and 2007 Strikeforce middlweight tournament winner Jorge Santiago.
Also confirmed was an additional fight for Sengoku 4 between Kazuo Takahashi and Valentijn Overeem on Aug. 24.
Date: August 24th, 2008
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan
-Takanori Gomi vs. Bang Seung Hwan [Lightweight]
-Makoto Takimoto vs. Frank Trigg [Middleweight]
-Peter Graham vs. Moise Rimbon [Heavyweight]
-Takahashi Kazuo vs. Valentijn Overeem [Heavyweight]
Lightweight GP Series 2008 1st Round :
-Satoru Kitaoka vs. Clay French
-Eiji Mitsuoka vs. Rodrigo Damm
-Kazunori Yokota vs. Bojan Kosednar
-Mizuto Hirota vs. Ryan Schultz
Date: September 28th, 2008
Place: Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan
Middleweight GP Series 2008 1st Round participants :