This weeks video of the week follows the recent announcement that 5 Rings Dojo fighter, ‘Big’ Jim Yorke will be participating in the upcoming Sengoku 2 card. New Zealander Jim started his MMA career training under former Spartan promoter Kerry Dunne at the Shin-Do gym on the Gold Coast. No surprise that he made his debut on the Spartan promotion but his debut was not a happy one losing in the second round to a more experienced grappler in Doug Meijer. After Kerry moved to Japan, Jim started training at the 5 Rings Dojo. Since that loss in his debut fight he has had 9 wins in a row to take his record to 9-1. To make his record even more impressive his last 3 fights were all in the overseas MARS promotion and his victories all happened within 2 minutes.
Many Australian’s would best remember Jim from his gret fight against UFC bound Brad Morris, which Jim won via KO in the 3rd round after a close first two rounds.
‘Big Jim’ Yorke is set to make his debut on World Victory Road: Sengoku 2 on Sunday, May 18 at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo. While it has been rumoured on a number of Amercian MMA websites that he is set to fight Kevin Randleman, it looks like his opponent will be Nakao Yoshiro. Nakao is best known for his Pride fight against Heath Herring where he kissed Heath during the staredown at the start of the fight and was KO’d before the bell had gone to start the fight.
Also on this card is Australian Ian Schaffa who will be taking on Satoru Kitaoka in his return to fighting after a short layoff with injury.
Everyone at infinitemma.com would like to wish ‘Big Jim’ and ian the best of luck in there upcoming fights.