by Benoit Barberousse for MMAWeekly.com
GCM Communication held a press conference in Tokyo yesterday in light of their September 8th CAGE FORCE 04 card at the DIFA Ariake arena. Kotetsu Boku, Hidetaka Monma, Akira Kikuchi, Yoshiyuki Yoshida, and Eiji Mitsuoka were on hand.

Mitsuoka had only to say that he hoped for a good fight between himself and opponent Boku, who himself kept commentary to a minimum, citing only his desire to win the tournament. The winner of this bout will fight the winner of the October match between fellow Lightweight tournament semifinalists Artur Oumakhanov and Tomonari Kanomata.

Akira Kikuchi held his Welterweight semifinal opponent Yoshiyuki Yoshida in high regard, speaking favorably of the Noboru Asahi student. Yoshida shared a similar regard.

Hidetaka Monma admitted that his opinion of opponent Dan Hardy rose considerably after Hardy defeated reigning Welterweight King of Pancrase Daizo Ishige in May. Hearing of Hardy’s current training under the likes of Eddie Bravo and Team Quest, Monma stated that he was more than prepared.

Saturday, September 8, 2007
DIFA Ariake, Tokyo

CAGE FORCE Lightweight Tournament Semifinal
Kotetsu Boku vs. Eiji Mitsuoka

CAGE FORCE Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
Akira Kikuchi vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida

CAGE FORCE Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
Hidetaka Monma vs. Dan Hardy

Scheduled to Participate:
Hiroyuki Takaya
Taiyo Nakahara
Toshikazu Iseno
Satoshi Nishino