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Takanori Gomi returns to Shooto on May 10

Former number one ranked lightweight Takanori Gomi will return to Shooto's final 20th anniversary event at "Shooto Tradition Final" on May 10 at the JCB Hall.

Gomi (29-5)'s opponent will be Shooto 154-pound champion Takashi Nakakura (10-2).

Both competitors were brought inside the ring during "Shooto Tradition 6" today.

"I returned to Shooto because I like fighting in Shooto," Gomi said. "This is where I debuted and I want to show my gratitude."

Gomi then turned to the champ and said, "I don't know much about you, but I will definitely win."

"Gomi picked me as his opponent and I was offered this fight three days ago," Nakakura said afterwards. "I was upset by his speech in the ring today. However, I respect him and will have a great fight [with him]. This is a non-title bout, but I'm sure he is going to retire if he loses."

Also on the May 10 card will be Takeshi "Lion" Inoue vs. Rumina Sato and Koutetsu Boku vs. Yutaka Ueda.

At "Shooto Tradition 6" today, Shinichi "BJ" Kojima retained his Shooto bantamweight belt against Yuki Shojou with a rear-naked choke at 0:38 of the third round, and Masakatsu Ueda retained his featherweight title over So Tazawa via unanimous decision.