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Satoshi Ishii to Face Antz Nansen at K-1 MAX Finals

Beijing judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii will step into the K-1 ring for the first time at the K-1 MAX Finals on Nov. 8th but thankfully, he will not be making his K-1 rules debut yet - Ishii will take on kickboxer Antz "Notorious" Nansen under DREAM rules.

After being one of the hottest free agents in all of MMA in 2009, Satoshii Ishii started to show his potential for the first time in his young career during his bout with Ikuhisa Minowa at DREAM.16. Although he may have impressed in the ring (against a much smaller opponent), what really raised eyebrows was the 18.1 rating on TBS, outperforming Daiki Kameda's WBA title defense that was shown earlier in the evening.

Antz Nansen made his MMA debut in 2009 against another judo - Athens silver medalist Hiroshi Izumi. Although Izumi showed astounding toughness, the New Zealand native sent Izumi tumbling to the mat less than three minutes in. Following that bout, Nansen was brought in to face Enson Inoue at ASTRA but fell vitcim to a first-round armbar.

K-1 World MAX 2010 -70kg World Championship Tournament Finals - Nov. 8 - Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan

Tournament Quarterfinals Block A
Mike Zambidis vs. Yuichiro Nagashima
Albert Kraus vs. Giorgio Petrosyan

Tournament Quarterfinals Block B
Gago Drago vs. Mohammed Khamal
Michal Glogowski vs. Yoshihiro Sato

Tournament Reserve Match
Hinata vs. Andre "Dida" Amado

Yuya Yamamoto vs. Seichi Ikemoto
Yuta Kuba vs. Hiroya
Jan Kaszuba vs. Fabiano Da Silva
Makoto Nishiyama vs. Shunsuke Oishi

Satoshi Ishii vs. Antz Nansen

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