Long running Japanese promotion Shooto will welcome 2015 with a big card at the Korakuen Hall on Jan. 25, headlined by a 143-pound title bout between two in-form featherweights in the shape of Caol Uno and Yoshifumi Nakamura.
Uno (32-16-5) famously fought for the UFC lightweight title, but has enjoyed a late resurgence competing in the lower divisions and will be looking to extend a six-fight winning streak dating all the way back to March of 2013.
He is taking on an opponent 13 years his junior in Nakamura (17-5), who will be hoping to put an end to Uno’s dreams of securing an unlikely return to the UFC and claim the vacant Shooto 143-pound belt in the process.
The co-main event pits two of the other top 143-pounders on the Shooto roster together as Wataru Miki (20-13-6) tries to break his two-fight losing skid when he takes on Shigeki Osawa (12-6-3-1).
Shooto was founded by professional wrestler Satoru Sayama in 1985 and, 30 years later, the Japanese promotion is still going strong. There are currently seven cards confirmed for 2015, six of which will take place in Tokyo.
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