Nick Denis to Face Sandro in Sengoku Second Round


Sengoku LogoSengoku has announced the matchups for the second round of their Featherweight Grand Prix.   Ottawa’s Nick Denis will face Marlon Sandro at Sengoku’s Eighth Battle on May 2 in Tokyo, Japan.

The undefeated Canadian (7-0) beat his first round opponent in spectacular fashion.  Denis dropped Seiya Kawahara to the mat with an early high kick at Sengoku 7.  Kawahara bravely rose only to be dropped by a series of strikes from the unbeaten King of the Cage Canada veteran.

Brazil’s Marlon Sandro also won with a highlight reel submission in the first round of the Featherweight tournament.  The undefeated Sandro (13-0) used an impressive standing Arm Triangle to choke Matt Jaggers for the victory.

Nick Denis

Tournament favorite and TKO champion Hatsu Hioki will face Ronnie Mann.  Hioki submitted the previously unbeaten Chris Manuel.  Hioki’s opponent will be England’s Ronnie Mann.

Nam Phan will face Michihiro Omigawa in another second round matchup.  Masanori Kanehara versus Chan Sung Jung rounds out the second stage matchups.

The card will be telecast in North America on HD Net.

Here is the full card:


  • Nick Denis vs. Marlon Sandro
  • Hatsu Hioki vs. Ronnie Mann
  • Nam Phan vs. Michihiro Omigawa
  • Masanori Kanehara vs. Chan Sung Jung


  • Leonardo Santos vs. Kazunori Yokota
  • Makoto Takimoto vs. Michael Costa
  • Alexandre Ribeiro vs. Keiichiro Yamamiya

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