by MMAWeekly.com Staff
World Victory Road has added another light heavyweight bout to its Nov. 1 Sengoku 6 fight card. Making his return to Japan is Antonio Rogerio Nogueira – brother of UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira – currently ranked No. 8 in the class by MMAWeekly.com. He faces French fighter Moise Rimbon.
Nogueira last competed in Japan more than two years ago. The Brazilian defeated Alistair Overeem, sandwiched between losses to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou. He defeated UFC veteran Edwin Dewees at Affliction Entertainment’s debut event in July of this year.
A Frenchman, Rimbon will be making his second Sengoku appearance. He defeated K-1 fighter Peter Graham at Sengoku 4, handing the kickboxer his second MMA defeat in as many tries. Rimbon is a journeyman fighter that has had moderate success against higher-level competition, but has not faced a fighter as highly ranked as Nogueira.
Sengoku 6 features the semi-final and final rounds of both the lightweight and middleweight Grand Prix tournaments, as well as the return to action of No. 2 ranked lightweight Takanori Gomi.