F Official Weigh-Ins Complete – Main Event is Set for WSOF GC 2 Japan - Powcast Sports

Official Weigh-Ins Complete – Main Event is Set for WSOF GC 2 Japan

Fight Scheduled for February 7 at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan

                LAS VEGAS, NV  February 6, 2016  World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) completed weigh-ins at Tokyo Dome Hotel on the eve of their inaugural event in Tokyo, Japan. All fighters were on weight with the exception of Akihiro Gono, who missed his mark of 155 by coming in four pounds over. On the advice of the doctors and the Director of Regulatory Affairs, Ralph Cook, Gono did not continue his weight cut and the opponent accepted his weigh-in mark of 159 pounds.
                “In the interest of fighter safety, everyone felt it was best that Gono not place any further stress on his body,” said WSOF Global President, Shawn Wright. “We value and respect the decisions of the doctors and the people we have hired to ensure that our athletes are not in any unnecessary physical dangers. Gono will undergo another full physical tomorrow before the competition to ensure that there aren’t any additional issues or concerns. We all expect and feel that he will be able to compete at that time.” Gono will be fined 20% of his fight purse for failure to make weight and given to Strbak for accepting the fight under the conditions outlined above.
                All other fighters made their marks without any issues, including the headlined main event between Evgeny Erokhin (225) and Brandon Cash (256). “This is a battle of two heavyweights that are both on extensive knockout win streaks,” said Vice President of Operations & Matchmaker, Jason Lilly. “The arena is going to shake when these two men collide. One of them will be leaving with the inaugural WSOF-GC World Heavyweight Championship.”
                This event will air live on www.wsofgc.com beginning at 9pm PST, Saturday night, February 6. The card also features legendary Japanese MMA judo practitioner, Michihiro Omigawa (145), against top European featherweight, France’s Teddy Violet (146). WSOF-GC also welcomes former DEEP women’s champion, Hisae Watanabe (106), against South Korea’s rising star, Lee Ye-Ji (106). The event leads off with Singapore Olympic swimmer, May Ooi (116), against five-time Pankration World Champion from Ukraine, Anna Bezhenar (113).

WSOF-GC 2 Japan Official Weigh-In Results:
Evgeny Erokhin (225) vs Brandon Cash (256)
Akihiro Gono (159) vs Miroslav Strbak (155)
Michihiro Omigawa (145) vs Teddy Violet (146)
Yusaku Nakamura (125) vs Lawrence DiGuilio (126)
Hisae Watanabe (106) vs Lee Ye-Ji (106)
Yusuke Kawaguchi (223) vs Richard Odoms (265)
Yoshihiro Koyama (145) vs Kamil Lebkowski (146)
Taichi Nakajima (135) vs Arnold Quero (135)
Junji Ito (116) vs Jarred Brooks (116)
May Ooi (116) vs Anna Bezhenar (113)

Fans watching the event at www.wsofgc.com can also win a Ducati motorcycle and other great prizes courtesy of SHOUT TV and Jim Beam. People watching online will need to download the SHOUT TV app and WSOF-GC app, then answer questions during the live event. The SHOUT TV and WSOF-GC apps can be downloaded through iTunes or Google Play Store. Links to both can be found at www.shout.tvand www.wsofgc.com
Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at http://www.wsof-japan.com/

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World Series of Fighting Global’s ultimate mission is to bring together the best athletes from countries and organizations across the world to compete for a true, globally-recognized world champion. Media inquiries should be sent to Jason Lilly, Vice President of Operations of World Series of Fighting Global, at jlilly@wsof.asia. Follow them on Twitter @WSOFGlobal



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