Travis Wiuff. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Travis Wiuff, who recently won three fights in one night to capture YAMMA Pit Fighting’s inaugural heavyweight tournament last month, will reportedly take on Japanese professional wrestler and PRIDE veteran Kazuyuki Fujita at World Victory Road’s upcoming third “Sengoku” show on June 8th.
The news comes from a report by Loretta Hunt of Sherdog.com, who has confirmed the fight with Wiuff himself.
En route to the YAMMA tournament title, Wiuff decisioned the likes of Marcelo Pereira, Chris Tuchscherer, and former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez. The Minnesota native is currently riding an eight-fight winning streak.
Fujita is coming off of a submission win over K-1 kickboxer Peter Graham at the inaugural “Sengoku” show in March. 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.
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