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Dave “Pee Wee” Herman to fight for Sengoku on Jan. 4

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Dave “Pee Wee” Herman has been signed to compete for World Victory Road’s Sengoku promotion on January 4. learned of the news early Wednesday morning from Herman’s manager, Mike Camp of F1 Management.

According to camp, Herman’s opponent for the event has not been determined.

Herman, 13-0, is contracted to EliteXC but has been fighting outside of the promotion while the company attempts to find a buyer. The former Indiana-Bloomington wrestling standout recorded win number 13 during a King of Kombat card in Austin, Texas on Nov. 22.

Facing former International Fighting Organization heavyweight champion Chris Guillen, Herman was declared the victor following a TKO stoppage due to punches at just 1:32 of round 1. The win marked the twelfth time in thirteen fights in which Herman’s opposition had failed to make it out of the third round against him.

Herman will be joined on the card by another EliteXC-contracted heavyweight, as EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva is set to make his Sengoku debut on the same card against Yoshihiro Nakao. By agreeing to the bout, Silva will risk having his license revoked by the California State Athletic Commission, which suspended him for a year this past August after the commission claimed he failed a test for steroids.

Sengoku 7 will be taking place in Saitama, Japan at the Saitama Super Arena and in addition to separate heavyweight tilts featuring Herman and Silva, the card will also feature Kazuo Misaki taking on Jorge Santiago for the vacant Sengoku middleweight title and Takanori Gomi facing Satoru Kitaoka for the vacant Sengoku lightweight title. Hidehiko Yoshida will also be headlining the card against Sanae Kikuta.

  • portland mma says:

    Silva will be relicensed in California stuff like this has happened before. I’m really excited to see Herman fight though, sometimes he looks like he is fighting really awkwardly then the next think you know he KO’s the guy. Its crazy too how he says he doesn’t have a camp.

  • FireFist says:

    the name of the event isn’t sengoku 7. Just saying so people don’t get confused when the name of the event after this one is also sengoku 7. The name of the event (and probably all of their new year shows) is sengoku no ran 2009. You could translate it as The Sengoku Rebellion or The Sengoku Revolt if you want an English name.

  • Auggie says:

    Does anyone know if we in the USA will be able to view the Sengoku fights? Does anyone know if they will be televised and when? I would really like to see the fights. I have seen almost all of Pee Wee Herman’s fights.


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