The fight will serve as a reserve bout for the Sengoku middleweight tournament, which is comprised of Yuki Sasaki, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Jorge Santiago and Siyar Bahadurzada.
This will be Doerksen's return to a big stage since leaving the UFC/WEC on three straight losses from August 5, 2007 to April 19, 2008. In August Doerksen snapped the losing streak with a split decision win at a local show in Calgary.
Takeuchi (25-9-6) is the middleweight King of Pancrase on a five-fight win streak. The 34-year-old will also be making his Sengoku debut.
World Victory Road: Sengoku 6
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan
Lightweight GP Semifinals and Final
- Satoru Kitaoka vs. Eiji Mitsuoka
- Kazunori Yokota vs. Mizuto Hirota
- Winner of Kitaoka-Mitsuoka vs. Winner of Yokota-Hirota
Middleweight GP Reserve Bout
- Joe Doerksen vs. Izuru Takeuchi