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First WVR event scheduled

By Zach Arnold | November 26, 2007

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By Zach Arnold

The first World Victory Road event (called Sengoku) has been booked for March 5th in Tokyo at Yoyogi National Stadium Gym I (which is a 10,000-12,000 seat facility). Names listed for the show include Hidehiko Yoshida, Makoto Takimoto, Sanae Kikuta, and Ryo Kawamura.

The promotion will use the following rules: 3R of 5 minutes each for non-title fights, 5R of 5 minutes each for title bouts. Elbows to the face/head and soccer ball kicks are banned. Weight classes are as follows: Heavyweights (93.1 kg or over), Light Heavyweights (93 kg), Middleweights (83 kg), Welterweights (76 kg), Lightweight (68 kg), and Featherweights (60 kg).

The company plans on running five events in 2008.

Topics: Japan, MMA, Media | 8 Comments » | Permalink | Trackback |

8 Responses to “First WVR event scheduled”

  1. PizzaChef says:

    Soccer ball kicks banned? BAH. I think they are just basically using Nevada state rules incase of expansion to the Americas. Sucky.

  2. oOkami says:

    But they will allow knees to the head on the ground and stomps.

  3. [...] etc. Do d?ugiej listy informacji dochodzi kolejna. WVR (nie wiesz co to? wstyd! poczytaj!) poinformowa?o, ?e ich pierwsza gala odb?dzie si? 5 marca 2008 r. w Tokio na Yoyogi National Stadium Gym I (max [...]

  4. JThue says:

    So… What about drug testing? This is quickly turning in to American pro-wrestling in 01/02 now.

  5. Jonathan says:

    Was my original post deleted?

  6. brent says:

    so is yoshida not going to be fighting on NYE?

  7. Zach Arnold says:

    Was my original post deleted?

    I haven’t been around today, so I don’t think it was. It wasn’t in a moderation queue, so…

  8. Jonathan says:

    Well, someone already restated what I wanted to ask about the ban on soccer kicks AND elbows.


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