by MMAWeekly.com Staff
World Victory Road on Thursday completed its Sengoku 5 fight card, announcing that Travis Wiuff will return to Japan to take on Roger Gracie in a heavyweight bout. The event takes place Sept. 28 at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo.
After winning the YAMMA Pit Fighting heavyweight tournament by defeating three opponents in one night – including former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez – Wiuff most recently competed at Sengoku 3 in June. He defeated popular Japanese fighter Kazuyuki Fujita, knocking him out in the opening moments of the first round.
Gracie returns to Sengoku after having submitted Pancrase interim middleweight champion Yuki Kondo at Sengoku 2 in May. He is undefeated as a professional with the win over Kondo and a submission of Ron Waterman for the defunct Bodog Fight promotion, putting his record at 2-0.
Sept. 28, 2008
Yoyogi National Gymnasium
-Roger Gracie vs. Travis Wiuff (Heavyweight)
-Takashi Sugiura vs. Xande Ribeiro (Light Heavyweight)
-Kiuma kunioku vs. A Sol Kwon (Lightweight)
-Ryan Schultz vs. Jorge Masvidal (Lightweight)
Middleweight Grand Prix Series 2008 1st Round:
-Kazuhiro Nakamura vs. Paul Cahoon
-Jorge Santiago vs. Logan Clark
-Yuki Kondo vs. Yuki Sasaki
-Evangelista Cyborg vs. Siyar Bahadurzada