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Jorge Santiago, Kevin Randleman, Michihiro Omigawa Set for Sengoku 11

Sengoku middleweight champion Jorge Santiago, featherweight GP finalist Michihiro Omigawa and Strikeforce light heavyweight Kevin Randleman will compete on the Sengoku 11 card on Nov. 7 at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.

World Victory Road announced the initial details for Sengoku 11 at a small conference Friday at the J-ROCK workout studio in Tokyo, where Omigawa was also present to conduct a workout for the media.

Santiago (22-7) has not fought since winning the Sengoku strap against Kazuo Misaki in January. He was scheduled to face Vitor Belfort at Affliction 3 in August but the cancellation of the entire has pushed back Santiago's in-ring return to November. His opponent would have been Misaki but the 2006 PRIDE GP winner is currently under suspension for an evading and reckless driving incident. Instead, Santiago's challenger could be the winner of the upcoming Joe Doerksen vs. Takeshi Sato fight at Sengoku 10 on Sept. 23.

In his only Sengoku appearance, Randleman (17-13) won a unanimous decision against Ryo Kawamura at Sengoku 2 in May. Randleman is coming off a loss to Mike Whitehead at a Strikeforce event in June. reported Thursday that discussions are in place for Randleman to fight Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal at the event as long as Strikeforce signs off on allowing Randleman to fight elsewhere.

Showing that his poor record is a result of being thrown into the wolves early in his career, Omigawa (7-8) turned his career around in 2009 with wins over LC Davis, Nam Phan and Marlon Sandro. The judoka recently lost a split decision to Masanori Kanehara at the Sengoku Featherweight GP Finals but is still in the mix for a title shot along with Hatsu Hioki and Sandro.

World Victory Road also revealed that the MMA debut of 2008 Olympic judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii has been pushed back to Sengoku's New Year's Eve or early 2010 card, depending on the finalized date.

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