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HERO’s 8/5 Tokyo card line-up

By Zach Arnold | July 19, 2006

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8/5 Tokyo, Ariake Colosseum (4 PM)
Network – Tokyo Broadcasting System

Card line-up:

  1. Light Heavyweight Tournament: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Kestutis Smirnovas (RINGS Lithuania)
  2. Light Heavyweight Tournament: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Kin Tai Ei (Seido Kaikan)
  3. Light Heavyweight Tournament: Shungo Oyama vs. Rodrigo Gracie
  4. Light Heavyweight Tournament: Carlos Newton vs. Melvin Manhoef

Kin Tai Ei fought in K-1 in the early 90s against opponents such as Orlando Wiet.

Topics: All Topics, HERO's, Japan, K-1, Media, MMA, Zach Arnold | 4 Comments » | Permalink | Trackback |

4 Responses to “HERO’s 8/5 Tokyo card line-up”

  1. Al Yu says:

    So much for Tokoro being the eighth man.

  2. Zach Arnold says:

    Tokoro, I think, is set for the Middleweight tournament. The Light Heavyweight tournament is 185 pounds, if I’m not mistaken.

  3. Josh says:

    Yea they havent announced the MW GP brackets yet…hopefullY tokoro can get another cahnce to prove himself…but the rumors of Kid Yamamoto leaving MMA to go back to amateur wresling are frightning.

  4. […] A press conference was held on Saturday to announce the participation of Kaoru Uno, Hiroyuki Takaya, and Hideo Tokoro for the Middleweight tournament (8/5 Tokyo, Ariake Colosseum event). Genki Sudo will not work the show due to injury (K-1 claims Sudo has a herniated disc, causing numbness in his left hand). Updated 8/5 Tokyo card line-up: […]


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