by MMAWeekly.com Staff
World Victory Road’s Sengoku 7 takes place on Jan. 4 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event features two title bouts. Takanori Gomi faces Satoru Kitaoka in a battle for the Sengoku lightweight crown, while Kazuo Misaki and Jorge Santiago square off for the middleweight championship.
One point of controversy on the fight card is the participation of EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva. He is currently under suspension in California due to a positive test result for the anabolic steroid boldenone.
The fighters weighed in on Saturday in Japan and the nine-bout fight card is now official.
Sengoku Lightweight Championship:
Takanori Gomi (153.9) vs. Satoru Kitaoka (154.3)
Sengoku Middleweight Championship:
Kazuo Misaki (182.3) vs. Jorge Santiago (181.2)
Hidehiko Yoshida (204.8) vs. Sanae Kikuta (201.5)
Muhammed Lawal (204.6) vs. Yukiya Naito (202.4)
Antonio Silva (260.6) vs. Yoshihiro Nakao (225.8)
Eiji Mitsuoka (154.1) vs. Sergey Golyaev (153.9)
Dave Herman (243.2) vs. Choi Mu Bae (260.8)
Maximo Blanco (154.3) vs. Seigo Inoue (154.1)
Hidetada Irie (204.4) vs. Minoru Kato (203.0)
(All weights are in U.S. pounds. Weights courtesy of Japan-MMA.com.)