by Ricardo Mendoza – MMAWeekly.com
GCM has announced two bouts for Cage Force 7 on June 22 at the Tokyo Differ Ariake. Both fights are the remaining first round bouts for the Cage Force bantamweight tournament.
In a clash of Shooto regulars, eccentric submission fighter Katsuya Toida faces off with equally odd submission wizard Tetsu Suzuki. Toida comes off a submission loss to Hatsu Hioki at Shooto “Back to Our Roots 7,” while Suzuki submitted Daichi Fujiwara at Cage Force 6.
Shooto 2005 featherweight rookie champion Takeya Mizugaki takes on Pancrase standout Daichi Fujiwara. In his most recent bout, Mizugaki won a decision victory over Seiji Otsuka at Cage Force 5. Fujiwara, meanwhile, suffered a submission loss to fellow tournament participant Tetsu Suzuki at Cage Force 6.
It is expected that the semi-finals of the Cage Force featherweight tournament will occur on this card with the participants including Takeshi Yamazaki, Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura, Antonio Carvalho and Yuji Hoshino.
Cage Force Bantamweight Tournament Bouts:
-Katsuya Toida vs. Tetsu Suzuki
-Takeya Mizugaki vs. Daichi Fujiwara
Expected to Participate:
-Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura