With Dream’s grand prix already underway, Sengoku will kick off its
own featherweight tournament on Friday. Going down at the cozy
Yoyogi National Number 2 Gymnasium in Tokyo, the featured
featherweight field starting at Sengoku’s 7th Battle will not only
be conducted at the more accepted weight of 143 pounds but also
will feature a myriad of prospects that, until now, have not had
the chance to shine on the big stage.
Their brief histories make it difficult to pick with certainty how
they’ll fare or which will end up at the top of the heap by year’s
end, but the uncertainty also helps to accentuate the featherweight
tourney’s charm and excitement. Who will shine and who will shrink
under the big lights, and which featherweight prospect will finally
“arrive” as a top tier-talent, like Satoru
Kitaoka and Jorge
Santiago before them?