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(Yoshihiro "Kiss" Nakao — still pretty creepy. Photos courtesy of

A day after WEC 47 pops off in Columbus, Sengoku will be holding their latest event at the Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Unfortunately the card won’t be broadcast live on HDNet — they’ll be airing it next Friday at 8 p.m. — but we’ll be sure to put up videos of the best fights by Monday. Check out the complete eight-match lineup, via

8. Jorge Santiago (21-8-0, champion) vs. Mamed Khalidov (20-3-1, challenger), for SRC Middleweight Title
7. Akihiro Gono (31-15-7) vs. Diego Gonzalez (13-3-0), welterweight
6. Maximo Blanco (4-2-1) vs. Chang Hyun Kim (15-5-0), lightweight
5. Marlon Sandro (15-1-0) vs. Tomonari Kanomata (15-4-5), featherweight
4. Yoshihiro “Kiss” Nakao (8-2-0) vs. Henry "Sentoryu" Miller (6-9-0), heavyweight
3. Yuji Hoshino (16-7-7) vs. Nick Denis (9-1-0), featherweight
2. Kiuma Kunioku (34-22-9) vs. Leonardo Santos (6-3-0), lightweight
1. Shigeki Osawa (4-1-0) vs. Kyung Ho Kang (4-2-0), featherweight

Some important points…

— No, you’re not taking crazy pills: Santiago and Khalidov fought last November, with Khalidov winning via brutal first-round knockout. But since it was a non-title fight, they’re having an immediate rematch with the belt on the line. Santiago says he’ll be much more prepared this time, and hopes to return to Strikeforce one day, where he was previously their middleweight grand prix winner.

— Since being knocked comatose by Dan Hornbuckle last August, Akihiro Gono is now carrying back to back wins over Yoon Young Kim and Hayato Sakurai. His opponent, Diego Gonzalez, is a Sweden-based prospect who has won his last eight fights, including decisions over Matt Thorpe and Steve Berger.

— Who can forget Yoshihiro Nakao and his death.html”>tragic quest for love? The Japanese heavyweight, who most recently scored a decision over Choi Mu Bae at Sengoku 9, faces a blast from PRIDE’s freaky past: Henry Armstrong Miller, a former professional sumo wrestler who holds MMA losses to Zuluzinho, James Thompson, and (perhaps most embarrassingly) Giant Silva. In November, Miller knocked out Min Soo Kim in 72 seconds.

— During Sengoku’s Featherweight Grand Prix quarterfinals, Marlon Sandro knocked out Nick Denis in 19 seconds. Both competitors return to Sengoku on Sunday against new opponents. Sandro will take on Shooto/GCM/Pancrase vet Tomonari Kanomata, while Denis faces another vet of GCM and Pancrase, Yuji Hoshino. Coincidentally, Hoshino’s last fight was a knockout loss to Marlon Sandro in November.

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blackboxmma- March 4, 2010 at 9:15 am
too much male camel toe for me
rlh61- March 4, 2010 at 5:20 am

I thought the same thing..."I don't even want to know what that little paddle is for..."
robthom- March 3, 2010 at 6:11 pm
Holding that black doohicky really pushes those pictures into golden status IMO.
As Good As Anyone- March 3, 2010 at 3:24 pm
At first glace, I thought BJ Penn reverted back to his baby dinosaur form... plus put on a few pounds.
rlh61- March 3, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Holy Shit is goes the goddamned freak-show.

Joe Silva...please satisfy the entire MMA world and make this a one-and-done kind of thing.
ghostboner- March 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm
@clinch smash - I know right? And right after I just ranted on another post about how I like the UFC cause they run a tight ship. I can suffer this as long as Toney does not get a huge payday. If he gets more that 50k/50k I will have lost all hope in the future of mma.
BM2- March 3, 2010 at 2:29 pm
Joedirt- March 3, 2010 at 2:29 pm
I would LOVE to see some more significant boxing backbone representation in the UFC... but seriously.... Toney is NOT the guy.
Somebody should have told those guys about picture day... diapers? Really? And not seriously what's with the red spandex? Somebody give that guy a sock or diapers.
Clinch-Smash- March 3, 2010 at 2:28 pm
@GB, i read it on junkie, sound like it is for real what the FUCK was DW thinking, now the UFC is no better than any of the other promotions! I thought DW had more class than this.
SweetAfflictionShirt- March 3, 2010 at 2:19 pm
The Toney thing is on Sherdog. I hope he wins one.
ghostboner- March 3, 2010 at 2:08 pm
Back on topic... Have you ever been at an all you can eat buffet and just didn't want to leave your mashed potatoes to make that long trek to the shitter? We all have. But now with "oops i crapped my pants" you can shit right where you eat! That's right, you can shit while you sit!
Clinch-Smash- March 3, 2010 at 1:59 pm
how do i know so much about "oops i crapped my pants", becauce i'm wearing them ...........and i just did.
ghostboner- March 3, 2010 at 1:54 pm
I know I'm off topic, but I believe it is justified, just read on yahoo that the UFC signed James Toney. Holy Shit.
ReX13- March 3, 2010 at 1:35 pm
"Oops i crapped my pants"? Tell me more!
danomite- March 3, 2010 at 1:16 pm
Hi, I'mYoshihiro Nakao and I'd like to take a minute to talk to you about "Oops! I crapped my pants" adult diapers...