(Let’s hurry this up. Gomi has to get back to slinging dope in the park. Photo courtesy of Sengoku.)
Everyone made weight for this weekend’s World Victory Road Sengoku event in Japan, which means it’s all systems go for Antonio Silva to officially give the finger to the California State Athletic Commission by fighting overseas while under suspension back in the states. Silva will have a good thirty-five pounds on Yoshihiro “Kiss” Nakao when they step in the ring, though most of that weight is located in his chin.
Also of note, Takanori Gomi attempts to put his recent decision loss behind him (see video) as he takes on Satoru Kitaoka for the Sengoku lightweight title. Meanwhile, the guy who beat Gomi, Sergey Golyaev, gets stuck on the undercard. Real nice.
In what might be the best fight of the night, Jorge Santiago squares off with Kazuo Misaki for the middleweight strap. Dave “Pee Wee” Herman and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal are also both on the card, and don’t worry, King Mo is prepared for inclement weather.
Full weigh-in results after the jump.
Takanori Gomi (153.6) vs. Satoru Kitaoka (154)
Kazuo Misaki (181.9) vs. Jorge Santiago (180.8)
Sanae Kikuta (201.1) vs. Hidehiko Yoshida (204.4)
Muhammad "King Mo" Lawal (204.2) vs. Yukiya Naito (202)
Antonio Silva (260) vs. Yoshihiro Nakao (225.3)
Sergey Golyaev (153.6) vs. Eiji Mitsuoka (153.8)
Mu Bae Choi (260.3) vs. Dave Herman (242.7)
Maximo Blanco (154) vs. Seigo Inoue (153.8)
Hidetada Irie (203.9) vs. Minoru Kato (202.6)