Ryo Chonan to Face Okuno, Not Hornbuckle at Sengoku: Soul of Fight

Ryo Chonan will now meet Taisuke Okuno instead of Dan Hornbuckle on Thursday's Sengoku "Soul of Fight" card at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, Japan

The promotion announced Monday Okuno as Hornbuckle's replacement. According to Chonan, Hornbuckle withdrew from the fight over the weekend due to the flu.

Chonan (18-11), who will be making his Sengoku debut after bouncing around from DEEP, ASTRA and DREAM this year, 3-1 since his UFC exit and recently scored a TKO win over Jun Hee Moon at DEEP 50 in October.

Okuno (10-5-2) is notable for his violent knockout against Nick Thompson at Sengoku 14 in August. At the following event in October, Okuno suffered his first loss in 16 months when he dropped a decision to Yasubey Enomoto.

Below is the complete 28-fight Sengoku "Soul of Fight" lineup with MMA and kickboxing matches. "Jacket rules" are modified MMA rules with each participant wearing the uniform of his respective martial art.

MMA: Marlon Sandro vs. Hatsu Hioki (Sengoku Featherweight Title Fight)
MMA: Kazuo Misaki vs. Mike Seal
Kickboxing: Buakaw Por. Pramuk vs. Hiroki Nakajima
Women's MMA: Megumi Fujii vs. Emi Fujino
MMA: Masanori Kanehara vs. Yoshiro Maeda
MMA: Ryo Chonan vs. Taisuke Okuno
MMA: Maximo Blanco vs. Won Sik Park
MMA: Yasubey Enomoto vs. Keita "K-Taro" Nakamura (SRC Welterweight GP Series 2010 Final)
MMA: Kazunori Yokota vs. Jadamba Narantungalag
MMA: Mamed Khalidov vs. Yuki Sasaki
MMA: Yoshihiro "KISS" Nakao vs. Dave Herman
MMA: Akitoshi Tamura vs. Taiyo Nakahara
Manabu Inoue vs. Shunichi Shimizu (SRC Bantamweight Asia Tournament Semifinals)
Women's MMA: Hitomi Akano vs. Roxanne Modafferi
Women's MMA: Rin Nakai vs. Mika "Hari" Harigai
Women's MMA: Amy Davis vs. Misaki Takimoto
Women's Muay Thai: Erika Kamimura vs. Chiharu
Muay Thai: Fabiano Cyclone vs. Andrew Peck
Kickboxing: Kazuki Osawa vs. Chang Seob Lee
Muay Thai: Norihiro "Musashi" Miyamoto vs. Hiroki Komata
Muay Thai: Kanongsuk Weerasakreck vs. Genki Yamamoto
Muay Thai: Arashi Fujiwara vs. Mutsuki Ebata
Kickboxing: Yutaro Yamauchi vs. Go Yokoyama
Kickboxing: Shintaro Matsukura vs. Yusuke Ikei
Kickboxing: Hironobu Ikegami vs. Yuji Tanaka
"Jacket Rules": Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Jin Suk Jung
"Jacket Rules": Kiyotaka Shimizu vs. Ichiro Sugita
"Jacket Rules": Sotaro Yamada vs. Lee Sak Kim

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