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Heads-Up: ‘Sengoku X’ Airs Late Tonight on HDNet

(The oddly-proportioned Antonio Silva and the impeccably-dressed Nick Thompson pose for cameras earlier today in Tokyo. Photos courtesy of Sherdog.)

If you’re one of the lucky few who still gets HDNet — go fuck yourself, Time Waner Cable! — why don’t you go ahead and set your DVR for the live broadcast of Sengoku 10, which goes down late tonight at 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT. Though there isn’t much star power on the card, the show will feature Antonio Silva, Nick Thompson, Dan Hornbuckle, and a headlining bout between two fighters making their MMA debuts: Olympic Judoka Hiroshi Izumi and New Zealand kickboxing champion Antz Nansen. The lineup is below (props to BloodyElbow):

LHW: Hiroshi Izumi (debut) vs. Antz Nansen (debut)
HW: Antonio Silva (12-1) vs. "Big" Jim York (11-2)
WW: Makoto Takimoto (5-5) vs. Jae Sun Lee (2-3)
LW: Kazunori Yokota (9-2-3) vs. Ryan Schultz (20-11-1)
LHW: Ryo Kawamura (10-4-2) vs. Fabio Silva (11-5)
WW: Nick Thompson (38-11-1) vs. Dan Hornbuckle (18-2)
MW: Joe Doerksen (42-12) vs. Takenori Sato (9-6-4)
LW: Maximo Blanco (3-2-1, 1 NC) vs. Tetsuya Yamada (3-1)

Opening Fights (Untelevised)
LW: Ikuo Usuda (5-0) vs. Woo Hyun Baek (1-0)
FW: Shigeki Osawa (3-0) vs. Ki Hyun Kim (pro debut)
BW: Ryosuke Komori (4-1) vs. Jae Hyun So (2-6)

For a more in-depth look at the matchups, go here and here.

Speaking of Bigfoot Silva, the American Top Team heavyweight standout says that he’s been weighing offers from multiple American MMA organizations since his steroid suspension in California came to an end on July 27th. Said Silva: "Right now, I can’t say which ones, but real soon, everyone will know." He still wants to fight Josh Barnett later this year in Japan.

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Bovice- September 22, 2009 at 8:11 pm
Bleh fuck "potential spam".

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Da Spied Her- September 22, 2009 at 4:19 pm
@NateGetsIrate Of course if you imagine these two together, then it's the version from Young Frankenstein!
superflat- September 22, 2009 at 3:14 pm
MMA fans need their own television broadcast platform ... we could pay the Pride lady to stand atop a mountain and scream Japanese play by play across the land.
NateGetsIrate- September 22, 2009 at 2:36 pm
Thanks CP. Now i got "Puttin' On The Ritz" stuck in my head.

"If you're blue and you don't know where to go to why don't you go where fashion sits... Puttin' on the Ritz "
Clyde- September 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm
Hey, Nick. Have you seen my hat anywhere? The one with the big feather... goes really nice with the cane with the $ sign on it? Oh, you lost yours too. Shame, it would have gone nice with that.
Jugger- September 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm
Here's an idea. How's about CP writes a blog entry the following morning with all the embedded videos (from some sketchy Czech video hosting website that loads even slower than CagePotato's website).

Thompson vs Hornbuckle get's top-billing in my opinion.
KidDinomite- September 22, 2009 at 2:25 pm
Silva: A Yumbo Yack combo and two tacos. Does that complete jour order?
One Two- September 22, 2009 at 2:13 pm
yeah that head kick he pulled on gono was sick I wanna see him n the goat, and Antonio Silva could be a legitimate threat to fedor down the road plus I wanna see this judo guy got the DVR set for sure!
TacoMafia- September 22, 2009 at 2:09 pm
Nice suit.....I didn't know Harry Dunne was having a garage sale...
Swedish- September 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm
Dan Hornbuckle (18-2) is awesome and should be in the UFC or atleast in the TUF house.

I used to watch him doing in Hammond, IN.

Very explosive and aggressive fighter.
LockDown- September 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm
Well... C-Level card but it's MMA, isn't?
Hope Pez√£o keeps the good streak to face Barnett at NYE event.
LockDown- September 22, 2009 at 1:46 pm
First mofos! First!