Affliction 3: Takanori Gomi vs Brett Cooper Possible (UPDATE)

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Famed Japanese lightweight Takanori Gomi is in talks to fight Brett Cooper at Affliction 3 “Trilogy” on August 1 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, according to MMAWeekly.

Both parties have agreed to the match-up, though financial considerations are still being ironed out. The fight is being considered at a 165-pound weight limit.

Once considered a top lightweight, Gomi has slid as of late, dropping two fights in Sengoku to Sergey Golyaev (Split Decision) and another to Satoru Kitaoka (Submission).

If this fight make’s it will be only the second time Gomi has fought on American soil, the first being his loss (Was later overturned to NC by the NSAC after Diaz tested positive for pot) to Strikeforce fighter Nick Diaz at PRIDE 33 “Second Coming”.

For the latest Affliction 3, check our our MMA Rumors section.

UPDATE
NOT, according to MMAFanhouse,

Affliction Entertainment VP, Tom Atencio, told FanHouse on Thursday that after brief consideration, the fight is not happening.

Atencio said that Gomi, who usually fights at 155 pounds, does not want to fight at a higher weight class.

WVR Sengoku 6 Weigh-In Results

World Victory Roads Sengoku 6 features the finale of the lightweight and middleweight grand prix’s.

Sengoku 6 Weigh-In Results

Jorge Santiago (180.2lbs) vs. Siyar Bahadurzada (182.5lbs)
Kazuhiro Nakamura (182.6lbs) vs. Yuki Sasaki (182.2lbs)
Mizuto Hirota (154.0lbs) vs. Kazunori Yokota (153.8lbs)
Satoru Kitaoka (154.0lbs) vs. Eiji Mitsuoka (153.8lbs)
Joe Doerksen (181.9lbs) vs. Izuru Takeuchi (182.4lbs)
Bang Seung Hwan (153.8lbs) vs. Jorge Masvidal (153.8lbs)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (204.4lbs) vs. Moise Rimbon (204.4lbs)
Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal (204.2lbs) vs. Fabio Silva (204.2lbs)
Sergey Golyaev (153.8 poundslbs) vs. Takanori Gomi (153.8lbs)

Sengoku 6 is set to go down early Saturday morning at 3pm EST.

Sengoku 4: Takanori Gomi vs. Pang Sung Hwan Added To Updated Card

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Japanese MMA fans, World Victory Road updated its latest card Sengoku 4, slated for August 24 from Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

Announced is the lightweight super fight between top ranked Takanori Gomi and Korean DEEP Lightweight Champion Pang Sung Hwan.

Here’s the latest card:

Main Card

Takanori Gomi (28-3) vs. Pang Sung Hwan (5-1)
Frank Trigg (16-6) vs. Makoto Takimoto (4-4)
Peter Graham (0-1) vs. Moise Rimbon (12-7-3)

Lightweight Grand Prix Round 1

Eiji Mitsuoka (13-5-2) vs. Rodrigo Damm (8-1)
Satoru Kitaoka (20-8-9) vs. Clay French (16-2)
Mizuto Hirota (9-2) vs. Ryan Schultz (20-9-1)
Kazunori Yokota (6-1-3) vs. Bojan Kosednar (6-1)

Rumored Fights

Daniel Acacio (14-6) vs. TBA
Cristiano Marcello (8-2) vs. TBA