Leonardo Santos (6-2), who in 2005 tapped Georges St-Pierre with a flying armbar in an ADCC match, will take on former DEEP champion Kazunori Yokota (8-2-3). Santos, who in his MMA debut accepted a majority decision loss to Takanori Gomi, is on a five-fight win streak.
ADCC champion Alexandre "Xande" Ribeiro (1-0) will fight former light-heavyweight King of Pancrase Keiichiro Yamamiya (34-23-9). In addition to his grappling accolades, Ribeiro has the bragging right of being the first person to submit Jeff Monson in a grappling match.
"Sengoku 8" wil feature the quarterfinals of the promotion's featherweight tournament. No matchups have been announced yet.
May 2, 2009
Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
- Kazunori Yokota vs. Leonardo Santos
- "Xande" Ribeiro vs. Kei Yamamiya
Featherweight GP 2nd Round:
- Hatsu Hioki
- Michihiro Omigawa
- Masanori Kanehara
- Marlon Sandro
- Ronnie Ushiwaka
- Nick Denis
- Jung Chan Sung
- Nam Phan