Thursday, March 05, 2009

Sengoku Names Tourney Pairs, Adds Thompson-York

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WVR also formalized a second non-tournament bout for the bill. In addition to the light heavyweight bout between Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal and Ryo Kawamura, James Thompson will take on New Zealand's "Big" Jim York in a heavyweight contest.

Thompson last drew headlines on Feb. 6 when he was involved in the Titans Fighting debacle in Montreal, after his bout against Canadian hockey enforcer Steve Bosse was cut short by a rioting crowd.

York's first Sengoku appearance in May saw him get knocked out by Japanese MMA agitator Yoshihiro "Kiss" Nakao in the second round.

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