World Victory Road on Tuesday announced that it has signed Pride veteran Kazuyuki Fujita. Plans call for him to fight on the promotion’s March 5 event in Tokyo entitled Sengoku.
Perhaps best know for his overhand right that nearly knocked out Fedor Emelianenko before succumbing to the Russian’s rear naked choke, Fujita is a strong fighter, with a strong wrestling base and huge punching power.
No opponent has yet been announced for his WVR debut, but with the recent signing of Josh Barnett to face Hidehiko Yoshida, Fujita is a strong addition to the promotion’s roster of heavyweights.
In related news, the previously announced bout between Phil Baroni and Sanae Kikuta was officially cancelled by WVR on Tuesday. The move follows Saturday’s announcement by EliteXC that Baroni had signed a multi-fight contract and would receive an immediate title shot in its sister promotion Icon Sport.
-Kazuo Misaki vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
-Hidehiko Yoshida vs. Josh Barnett
-Makoto Takimoto vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos