SENGOKU had a press conference. 3 additional fights; Yuki Kondo vs Yuki Sasaki, Evangelista Cyborg vs. Siyar Bahadurzada and Ryan Schultz vs. Jorge Masvidal, were announced.
Kuniyasu (public relations):
Kondo is an experienced MMA fighter; however, he hadn't had opportunities to win for a while. He participates in the middle weight tournament because he won by KO in PANCRASE recently. Both of them belonged to PANCRASE before; although, they haven't fought before. I think there are many fans who wanted to see they fought. I hope they deliver an exciting fight to our fans.
I'm appreciative of giving me an opportunity to participate in the tournament. I have fought many Japanese fighters who belonged to GRABAKA. I finally get a chance to fight Sasaki. He is a well-balanced fighter. I want to have the best fight in my MMA career. I have seen fights which tables were turned on his opponents, and he won. He is mentally tough for sure and never give up.
This is the first time for me to fight a Japanese fighter in SENGOKU. It's hard to fight someone who I know well. We have even talked about our fighting style. I want to show everything I have and would like to have a great fight.