MMA Ganryujima Maihama
Ganryujima: Out Enemy 2018 in Maihama

Ganryujima: Out Enemy in Maihama

Ganryujima is a Mixed Martial Arts promotion launched in 2015 in Japan. Aspiring to popularize the “Way of Samurai” the events feature numerous international competitors, who represent their respective Martial Arts.

As a result the bouts go ahead in the format of “Style vs. Style”. The contests are held on a flat circle, with the rules equivalent to typical MMA bouts, excluding submissions.

The promoter of the event is a former K-1 executive Sadaharu Tanikawa. As of last year Ganryujima collaborates with World Kickboxing Network.

On Saturday the organization announced its upcoming show, that is set to launch the next season. The event subtitled as “Out Enemy” takes place at Maihama Amphitheater in Tokyo on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The show airs live on Fuji network from 4:30 PM local time.

The roster includes the representatives of Judo, Kickboxing, Sumo, Systema, Karate and other disciplines. Among the bouts Katsunori Kikuno takes on Michihiro Omigawa. Shouma Sivixay faces Brian Douwes. Hasumi Ryuta goes up against Norimasa Iwasaki. The expected lineup can be found below.

Katsunori Kikuno (Okinawa Karate) vs. Michihiro Omigawa (Judo)
Shouma Sivixay (Kuramoto Martialarts) vs. Brian Douwes (Kickboxing)
Evgeny Shalomaev (Kudo) vs. Carlos Toyota (Jiu-jitsu)
Hideki “Shreck” Sekine (Jiu-jitsu) vs. Jimmy Ambriz (MMA)
Shinichi Suzukawa (Sumo) vs. Yoshinari (Kickboxing)
Hasumi Ryuta (Catch wrestling) vs. Norimasa Iwasaki (Kazumi Karate)
Akira Outa (Systema) vs. Zenmaru Hidari (Nihon Kenpo)
Tiger Date (Indian Royal Martial Arts) vs. TBA

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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