by Ricardo Mendoza – MMAWeekly.com
HDNet Fights has reached an agreement with World Victory Road to broadcast Sengoku events, beginning with Sengoku 8 on March 20. The opening round of the promotion’s Featherweight Grand Prix highlights Sengoku 8.
The announcement was made on Inside MMA by Kenny Rice, which continues HDNet’s pledge to be the premier network for mixed martial arts by adding yet another organization to their broadcasting line-up. HDNet already broadcasts DREAM, K-1, K-1 Max, Strikeforce, Adrenaline MMA, Sportfight, Maximum Fighting Championships, M-1 Global, Ring of Fire, Affliction, and others.
Announced participants for the Sengoku Featherweight Grand Prix so far include Hatsu Hioki, Chris Manuel, Marlon Sandro, Nick Denis, Ronnie Mann, Masanori Kanehara, Tatsuya Yamada, and Chang Son Jon.
In a non-tournament bout for Sengoku 8, King of Pancrase light heavyweight champion Ryo Kawamura will face off with the eccentric “King Mo” Muhammed Lawal.