ISHII VS CRO COP confirmed for IGF 2 on August 23rd



INOKI GENOME FIGHT 2 will take place in Tokyo, Japan on August 23, 2014. Heavyweight Champion Satoshi Ishii will face the legendary Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović.

Ishii has become the main star for Antonio Inoki’s foray into MMA-based events, but the pro wrestling kingpin still likes the sensationalist approach when booking MMA matches. Cro Cop’s legend status but somewhat less-than-stellar recent performances make this match up just that. Cro Cop has only won once since his fall from grace in a final stint in the UFC, and that was a submission win at the first IGF over former sumo wrestler Shinichi Suzukawa.

Ishii has added many former A-list stars to his growing resume, including Tim Silvia, Pedro Rizzo, and Jeff Monson, all within a one year’s time frame. In fact his winning streak of eight fights in just a year in a half makes him one of the busiest fighters on the market. Ishii will look to add another scalp to his necklace when judoka meets head kick legend in August at the Ryogoku Kokugikan.

August 23, 2014
Ryogoku Kokugikan
Tokyo, Japan

Satoshi Ishii (12-2-1) 石井 慧
Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic (28-11-2) 大番高明

Shuji Morikawa (9-7-2) 森川 修次
Takaaki Oban (6-3-2)

Jun Ando (7-10-3) 安藤 純
Ryo Sakai (1-3) 酒井 リョウ