by Al Yu – MMAWeekly.com
Hero’s, the MMA division of K-1, has announced the match-ups for the next round of its 187-pound tournament. Shungo Oyama will face Holland’s Melvin Manhoef, while Japanese legend Kazushi Sakuraba will fight Judoka Yoshihiro Akiyama.
Sakuraba was recently cleared to fight after an MRI revealed the former Pride star suffered no brain damage from his fight against Kestutis Smirnovas.
K-1 Hero’s 7 will be held on October 9th, 2006 at the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan.
As previously announced, UFC veteran Kaoru Uno will meet Ivan Menjivar, while Gesias “JZ” Calvancanti will face Rani Yahira in the semi-finals of the Hero’s 154-pound tournament.