by Ricardo Mendoza – MMAWeekly.com
Three more bouts have been added to Sengoku 5, which takes place at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium on Sept. 28, including the final two Sengoku middleweight tournament bouts.
In the first announced tournament bout, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Kazuhiro Nakamura makes his debut in the middleweight division as he takes on longtime Dutch veteran Paul Cahoon. Nakamura comes off a disappointing stoppage loss to Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at UFC 84, while Cahoon dropped a unanimous decision to British legend Ian Freeman at Cage Rage 26.
In the final tournament bout, Strikeforce middleweight tournament winner Jorge Santiago faces off with World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) veteran Logan Clark. Santiago comes off a submission victory over fellow tournament participant Yuki Sasaki at Sengoku 2, while Clark lost a close decision to newly signed Strikeforce middleweight Kazuo Misaki at Sengoku 3.
In a super fight, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu world champion Alexandre “Xande” Ribeiro makes his mixed martial arts debut against pro wrestler Takashi Sugiura. Ribeiro is one of the most decorated grapplers in the world with several Brazilian Jiu-jitsu world championships under his belt and being a former ADCC champion as well. Sugiura hasn’t seen action over two years since being stopped by Ryuta Noji at Pancrase Blow 3.
Already announced for Sengoku 5 include a tournament bout between Pancrase rivals Yuki Sasaki and Yuki Kondo and another tournament bout between Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos and Siyar Bahadurzada, while American lightweights Ryan Schultz and Jorge Masvidal meet in a super fight.