Misaki signs with Strike Force

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cmill21
10/21/07 10:32:46PM
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PRIDE's 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix champion, Kazuo Misaki has signed with the American-based Strikeforce organization. Surrounding his signing with the company was speculation that he may enter the upcoming four-man tournament, or face Cung Le, at the November 16 event in San Jose, California.

Instead Misaki will not be fighting on the November 16 card, instead focusing on his teammate, Yuki Sasaki, in the tournament.

Misaki is expected to debut with Strikeforce in early 2008.

Misaki's last fight was a decision loss to Frank Trigg at PRIDE 33. Prior to the loss he defeated Denis Kang in the finals of PRIDE's 183-pound tournament. Misaki holds wins over PRIDE's 183-pound and 205-pound champion Dan Henderson, The Ultimate Fighter 3 finalist Ed Herman, UFC and PRIDE veteran Phil Baroni, and Jorge "Macaco" Patino.
babalu2720
10/21/07 11:06:08PM
I'm glad the EliteXC/Strikefoce alliance is working and there bringing in great fighters like Misaki, but I'm real worried for Victrory Road or whatever its called, I don't know how many fighters they can get, they better start signing immeadeatly
loller90278
10/21/07 11:27:13PM
holy smokes batman, strikeforce is doing big, BIG things. they are the closest to competition i think UFC has right now, until k1 starts airing to the west.
puppetmaster837
10/21/07 11:31:27PM

Posted by loller90278

holy smokes batman, strikeforce is doing big, BIG things. they are the closest to competition i think UFC has right now, until k1 starts airing to the west.

Does K-1 have any plans on airing pay per views in American anytime soon? cause i would really like to see some of those fights.
cmill21
10/21/07 11:38:23PM
Me to, their next card looks sick. Kang, Manhoef, Kharitonov and others, I want to watch
babalu2720
10/21/07 11:44:00PM

Posted by cmill21

Me to, their next card looks sick. Kang, Manhoef, Kharitonov and others, I want to watch



Where does it say that Manhoef and Sergei are fighting? I wish that was true, but unless I'm missing somethin I only see Kang on the next K-1 fight card
cmill21
10/22/07 12:03:46AM

Posted by babalu2720


Posted by cmill21

Me to, their next card looks sick. Kang, Manhoef, Kharitonov and others, I want to watch



Where does it say that Manhoef and Sergei are fighting? I wish that was true, but unless I'm missing somethin I only see Kang on the next K-1 fight card



Sorry still a rumor.
jae_1833
10/22/07 1:26:09AM
Anyone heard yet who Babalu will be facing and when? He should take the 205 lb title easily enough.
Sam_Rothstein
10/22/07 2:48:02AM
wow elite xc/strike force keeps getting bigger and bigger each week

if they stay on this track they will be huge
babalu2720
10/22/07 10:50:52AM

Posted by jae_1833

Anyone heard yet who Babalu will be facing and when? He should take the 205 lb title easily enough.



I would guess his first match would be against Bobby Southworth, but I have no idea when...
jae_1833
10/23/07 8:00:46PM
If so he will take the belt immediately!!
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