A Jiu-Jitsu black belt who reached the pinnacle of gi competition , Leonardo Santos will be back in the Sengoku ring on March 7, on the same card featuring the Jorge Santiago versus Mamed Khalidov title bout. Santos’ opponent in Tokyo will be Eiji Mitsuoka.
Leo is riding a five-fight winning streak when he dropped a split decision to Kazunori Yokota on his debut for the Japanese organization in May 2009.
With 16 wins, seven losses and two draws, Mitsuoka is coming off a loss to the sameKazunori Yokota who overcame Santos. The Japanese fighter also has grappling as his main weapon, with 10 submission wins on his record. Among those to have succumbed to Yokota were Joachim Hansen and Rodrigo Damm. However, he holds a loss to Santos’s training partner, Vitor Shaolin, in 2006.
Check out the card:
March 7, 2010
Jorge Santiago vs Mamed Khalidov
Leonardo Santos vs Eiji Mitsuoka
Yuji Hoshino vs Wilson Reis
Kyung Ho Kang vs Shigeki Osawa
Maximo Blanco vs Kiuma Kunioku