Upstart Japanese mixed martial arts promotion World Victory Road on Tuesday officially announced that addition of two more bouts to its debut event entitled Sengoku.
Former Pride Welterweight Grand Prix champion Kazuo Misaki will face current Shooto light heavyweight (183-pound) titleholder Siyar Bahadurzada and Chute Boxe fighter Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos will square off with Olympic silver medalist Makoto Takimoto.
Bahadurzada is riding a seven-fight winning streak, while Misaki just had his last victory, over Yoshihiro Akiyama, ruled a no contest.
Takimoto has traveled a bumpy road to a 4-3 professional record, but has scored recent victories over Murilo Bustamante and Zelg Galesic. Cyborg has had his own troubles recently, going 3-3 in his past six fights. The bout against Takimoto is one of five that he has agreed to fight over the next three months.
WVR had already announced a bout between Phil Baroni and Sanae Kikuta for its March 5 debut at Yoyogi Gymnasium in Tokyo.