The lineup is starting to form and the featherweight tournament is the primary focus of WVR’s seventh event.
National Yoyogi Stadium in Tokyo, Japan will be the site for one of the most stacked featherweight tournaments in MMA history.With a lineup of "little guys" this big, an instant star is sure to be born.
The tournament will be broadcast on HDNet for U.S. and Canadian fans.
The current lineup looks like this:
- Ryo Kawamura vs. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal
- The always controversial James Thompson will take on Jim York
The first round of the grand prix will feature the following fighters:
- Hideki Kadowaki
- Nam Phan
- L.C. Davis
- Matt Jaggers
- Hatsu Hioki
- Masanori Kanehara
- Tetsuya Yamada
- Marlon Sandro
- Ronnie Ushiwaka
- Chris Manuel
- Nick Denis
- Jung Chan Sung
- Seiya Kawahara
- Shintaro Ishiwatari
- Michihiro Omigawa
Still one name remains in the tournament and matchups will be announced next week according to WVR.