Rumor: Satoshi Ishii vs Peter Graham at Sengoku in March ??
There is a rumor from one of Satoshi Ishii’s training partners in Hawaii that the popular Japanese judoka will face Australian kickboxer Peter Graham at Sengoku’s March event.
Graham, the former K-1 fighter switched to MMA last year, where he debuted in World Victory Road against Kazuyuki Fujita, but was defeated by submission early in the match. He returned to the promotion for Sengoku 4, where he fought relatively unheralded Frenchman Moise Rimbon in a closer fight but Graham was submitted early in the second round. At “Art of War: 14” Graham dropped his third fight of ’09 losing to Rolles Gracie.
Ishii, although very popular in Japan, has to really prove his MMA ability with only 1 fight in a loss to fellow former Judo practitioner Hidehiko Yoshida at Dynamite!! 2009.
We’ll have to wait and see if this pans out….