VTJ 7th – 09/13/2015: Yusaku Nakamura signed, Maeda vs Soya added

Yusaku Nakamura (left) is riding on a two-fight win streak. He is looking better than ever since he came down to 125 lbs divsionOn Sunday, VTJ announced that Yusaku Nakamura will be also fighting in their first show in Chiba prefecture.

Nakamura used to fight at the bantamweight but went down to 125 lbs division and since then he is looking better. In April, he edged out the current King of Pancrase Kiyotaka Shimizu in a split decision. Signed with VTJ, fought Kana Hyatt in VTJ in OSAKA, and scored a second-round TKO win.

According to VTJ, his opponent will be announced on a later date.

So far, the most interesting fight on the card has to be the flyweight fight between Yoshiro Maeda and Takaki Soya.

This is a classic match-up between super veteran vs very good looking up and coming prospect.

Maeda fought Miguel Torres in the WEC title fight. He is also a DREAM veteran, a former DEEP bantamweight champ, and a former King of Pancrase at the featherweight division. Fair to say that, after he retires, this guy will be considered as "legend" in the Japanese MMA.

On the other end, Soya is turning 21 in October. And, he has a very impressive pro MMA record of 7-1 with 5 KO's. In fact, Soya was undefeated till he got KO'd by the current Shooto world champion Masaaki Sugawara in September of last year. Soya quickly got back on a W column with a win over less mediocre Taku Kajikawa. After this tune-up fight, Soya is now ready to take on a legit top fighter.

VTJ 7th
Sunday, September 13th, 2015
At Maihama Amphit Theater, Chiba, Japan
Doors Open – 15:00
Fight Starts – 16:00

Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):

Flyweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Masaaki Sugawara (Japan / Yotsukaido Sports Studio) vs Kiyotaka Shimizu (Japan / TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A.)

Flyweight bout 5 min / 3R
Yoshiro Maeda (Japan / Pancrase Osaka Inagaki-gumi) vs Takaki Soya (Japan / Paraestra Matsudo)

Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Daisuke Nakamura (Japan / Yugetsudo Hompo) vs Yusei Kawana (Japan / SHINWA MMA ACADEMY)

Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Youichi Fukumoto (Japan / Itadaki Jiu-jitsu) vs Daisuke Hoshino (Japan / Tsudanuma Dojo)

Scheduled to Fight:
Yusaku Nakamura (Japan / Team Alpha Male Japan)

Ticket Prices:
VIP – 30,000 yen
RS – 15,000 yen
S – 10,000 yen
A – 8,000 yen
*500 yen more at the door.

Report by Shu Hirata
Photo courtesy of Bout Review (www.boutreview.com)