Satoshi Ishii to make MMA debut against Hidehiko Yoshida
Sengoku still doesn’t have a date set for its New Year event, but it’s certainly got a headliner. World Victory Road have announced today that 2008 Beijing Olympic judoka Satoshi Ishii will make his MMA debut against fellow gold medalist and former PRIDE fighter Hidehiko Yoshida (8-7-1).
The heavyweight bout is expected to take place on either December 31st or January 3rd, depending on whether WVR chooses to go head-to-head with DREAM parent company FEG’s annual New Year’s Eve “Dynamite!!” show. The company says a decision will be made at some point this month.