Kazuyuki Fujita throws a left hand at James Thompson. Photo property of PRIDE FC Worldwide.
World Victory Road has announced that Japanese professional wrestler and PRIDE veteran Kazuyuki Fujita will compete at the organization’s upcoming third “Sengoku” show on June 8th. He becomes the first fighter the promotion has confirmed for their June show.
Fujita is coming off of a submission win over K-1 kickboxer Peter Graham at the inaugural “Sengoku” show last month. The 37-year-old needed just over a minute to secure a north-south choke and force Graham to tap out.
Before then, Fujita had not fought since being submitted by fellow heavyweight Jeff Monson at PRIDE’s final event in April of last year. The fight was the first and only “UFC vs PRIDE” fight to take place under the plan between Zuffa and Dream Stage Entertainment officials that never ended up coming to fruition.
A potential opponent for Fujita has not yet been announced.
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