by Ricardo Mendoza – MMAWeekly.com
Shooto has finalized its 20th anniversary fight card scheduled for Saturday night at JCB Hall in Tokyo. Two welterweight bouts were recently added, bringing the card to a total of nine fights.
In a Class A welterweight bout, grappling wizard Shinji Sasaki will take on French lightweight Bendy Casimir. Sasaki comes off a submission victory over Paolo Milano at Shooto: GIG West 9, while Casimir won a decision victory recently over Andre Winner at Cage Warriors: Enter the Rough House 6.
In a Class B welterweight bout, former Shooto welterweight rookie champion Yusuke Endo takes on debuting American lightweight Vince Ortiz. Endo is coming off of a decision loss to Takashi Nakakura at Shooto “Back to our Roots 6.” Ortiz is making his Japanese debut.
International Fight League veteran Savant Young will make his 145-pound debut when he takes on former Shooto lightweight champion “Lion” Takeshi Inoue in a Class B lightweight bout.
-Takashi Nakakura vs. Ganjo Tentsuku
-Hayato “Mach” Sakurai vs. David Baron
-Akitoshi Tamura vs. Rumina Sato
-Yasuhiro Urushitani vs. Ryuichi Miki
-”Lion” Takeshi Inoue vs. Savant Young
-Shinji Sasaki vs. Bendy Casimir
-Yusuke Endo vs. Vince Ortiz
-Hayate Usui vs. Sakae Kasuya
-Katsuya Murofushi vs. Shinpei Tahara