Fujita, who had memorable battles with the likes of Fedor
Emelianenko, Ken Shamrock,
Filipovic and Mark Kerr, will
climb through the ropes for the first time since losing to Satoshi
Ishii on New Year’s Eve 2013. The setback was the fourth in a
row and fifth in six bouts overall for the heavyweight fan
favorite, but the 45-year old “Ol’ Ironhead” will get a chance to
redeem himself next month.
Prochazka was the runner-up in the Rizin FF Grand Prix Tournament
last December, losing only to Muhammad Lawal. The massive Czech
fighter had gone 10-0-1 leading up his bout with “King Mo” with
every victory coming via stoppage.
Also announced for the April 17 card, which will be held inside
Nippon Gaishi Hall, is an intriguing flyweight showdown between
Nascimento and Yuki Motoya.
Nascimento has 12 of his 14 wins via submission, though “Puro Osso”
is coming off a decision loss to Bruno
Azevedo a year ago. Motoya, meanwhile, has won seven straight
officially, though the reining Deep flyweight champion was knocked
out by Felipe
Efrain in December. The official ruling was overturned,
however, and changed to a “no nontest” because Efrain had missed