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Cage Force 2008 calendar

By Zach Arnold | January 16, 2008

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The promotion announced their upcoming schedule for the year and there are some very interesting fights about to be booked. The event schedule:

2/11 – Tokyo, Differ Ariake
4/05 – Tokyo, Differ Ariake
6/22 – Tokyo, Differ Ariake
September – TBA

They will have Featherweight (65.7 kg) and Bantamweight (61.2 kg) tournaments. The featherweight tournament will feature Armando Sanchez, Antonio Carvalho, Adrian Pang, Akiyo Wickey, Daikai Ozaki, Yuji Hoshino, Tsuyoshi Yamazaki, and Kim Jong-Man. The bantamweight tournament has the following fighters booked so far: Daichi Fujiwara, Taiyo Nakahara, Takeya Mizugaki, and Paul McVeigh.

The 2/11 Differ Ariake show will feature Ozaki vs. Yamazaki and Wickey vs. Jong-Man, along with Nakahara vs. Motonobu Tezuka and Tetsuo Seto vs. Toshinari Takahashi.

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7 Responses to “Cage Force 2008 calendar”

  1. Jordan Breen says:

    Damn, I was hoping to be able to break this later this week.

    It’s actually Takeshi Yamazaki, and as far as I know, Antonio Carvalho will face Yuji Hoshino in the first round, but in April. The tournament schedule was flexed for Carvalho so he could compete.

  2. ilostmydog says:

    I thought Wicky was moving up to LW?

  3. Jordan Breen says:

    Wicky’s move up to l54 was likely the design of Shooto officials. Lion and Tenkei were already at 143 in Shooto, and it’s too much congestion with three of their better fighters in the division all being training parners with the same trainer.

    What’s worse is that STG Yokohama just had a guy win the All Japan amateurs at 154, and he just dropped to 143 for this year’s rookie tournament.

  4. ilostmydog says:

    No doubt. Speaking of Wicky, what ever happened to Daisuke Ishizawa? He’s been MIA ever since losing the rookie finals to Wicky and then dropping one to Kadowaki a month later.

  5. Jordan Breen says:

    Ishizawa is fighting on the 1/26 card against Hayate Usui, which is a pretty good style match-up for him. Shouldn’t be any of that grappling foolishness.

  6. ilostmydog says:

    Nice. That grappling nonsense should be straight out banned.

    You mentioned the schedule being made around Carvalho’s schedule. What is he doing now? I’ve heard everything from him still chilling in Canada to him teaching BJJ at Black House in Brazil. What’s Pato up to?

  7. Tony Green says:

    Adrian Pang will dominate.Total package!


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