VTJ 4th card complete with Uno versus Brock, Flyweight 8-man Tournament opener

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Vale Tudo Japan has announced Caol Uno’s opponent for VTJ 4th to be Bellator veteran Jesse Brock, and the remaining Flyweight Tournament contestants are matched up for Round 1.

Caol Uno will appear inside the VTJ cage for his third straight time against a foreign opponent and look to continue his win streak. Bellator vet Jesse Brock will move up from bantamweight to take on the Japanese icon. Brock has wins over Tyson Nam and Thiago Alves, and he’s already stepped in the cage with other superstars of MMA including Demetrious Johnson and Donald Cerrone.

In the remaining spots of the Flyweight Tournament, the first foreigner announced for VTJ 4th, Kana Hyatt, will take on another foreigner, fellow American Freddy Arteaga. Hyatt, the current Pandemonia Champ, looks to be an early favorite over heavy-handed Arteaga on experience alone. Mamoru Yamaguchi gets grappler Czar Sklavo, whose wins come by way of regional circuits.

One change to the card: Akiyo “Wicky Akiyo” Nishiura is out due to injury so Extreme Comabt’s Kim Jae-Woong will step up to replace him against Wataru Miki.

VTJ 4th
February 23, 3014
Ota City Gymnasium
Tokyo, Japan

#13 – 145lb
Caol Uno (29-16-5) 宇野 薫(UNO DOJO)
Jesse Brock (16-7) ジェシー・ブロック(アメリカ/TWISTED GENETIKS)

#12 – Flyweight Tournament 1st Round Match 4
Kana Hyatt (12-12) カナ・ハヤット(アメリカ/チーム・ボディショップ)
Freddy Arteaga (4-2) フレディ・アルティーガ(アメリカ/TWISTED GENETIKS)

#11 – Flyweight Tournament 1st Round Match 3
Mamoru Yamaguchi (26-8-4) マモル(日本/シューティングジム横浜)
Czar Sklavos (8-3) シーザー・スクラヴォス(アメリカ/TEAM SKLAVOS)

#10 – Flyweight Tournament 1st Round Match 2
Hiromasa Ogikubo (10-3-2) 扇久保博正(日本/パラエストラ松戸
Takeshi Kasugai (13-2-1) 春日井健士(日本/志村道場)

#9 – Flyweight Tournament 1st Round Match 1
Ryuichi Miki (15-6-2) 神酒龍一(日本/CAVE)
Yoshiro Maeda (30-13-5) 前田吉郎(日本/パンクラス大阪稲垣組)

#8 – 145lb
Wataru Miki美木 航(NATURAL9)
Kim Jae-Woong (2-2) キム・ジェ・ウォン(韓国/EXTREAM COMBAT TEAM)

#7 – 160
Kengo Ura (10-9-2) 宇良健吾(イングラム)※第5代ウェルター級キングオブパンクラス
Daisuke Hoshino (8-7-1) 星野大介(総合格闘技津田沼道場)

#6 – 155
Yoshihiro Koyama (17-6-2) 児山佳宏(日本/パラエストラ松戸)※第5代修斗環太平洋ウェルター級王者
Naoyuki Kotani (32-10-7) 小谷直之(日本/ロデオスタイル)※ZSTライト級王者

#5 – 145
Hiroyuki Takaya (17-11-2) 高谷裕之(日本/高谷軍団)
Yojiro Uchimura (11-6-3) 内村洋次郎(日本/イングラム)

#4 – 135
Yuta Sasaki (15-1-2) 佐々木憂流迦(和術慧舟會駿河道場
Teruto Ishihara (6-1-1) 石原夜叉坊(修斗GYMS直心会)

#3 – 170
Makoto Maeda (5-4-3) チョモランマ1/2(総斗會三村道場)
Yuki Suzuki (1-0) 鈴木JAPAN(AACC) ※鈴木友季改め 13年全日本アマ修斗ライトヘビー級優勝

#2 – 155ポンド契約3分3R
Joji Mikami (0-0) 三上譲治(修斗GYM東京)
Kazushi Okutsu (1-1) 奥津和志(マッハ道場)

#1 – 125ポンド契約3分3R
Katsuya Murofushi (5-6) 室伏カツヤ(roots)
Hidenobu Izena (6-0-1) 伊是名 秀宣(チーム・ソフトコンタクト)※ROFCフライ級王者

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