MINOWAMAN to face Atsushi Sawada under MMA rules at IGF NYE event



Minowaman recently celebrated his 100th battle in the ring by knocking out Kim Hoon at ROAD FC 13. The Super Hulk has his next bout set and it will be part of a puroresu event, but he will be slugging it out for real. Pro wrestler Atsushi Sawada, a judoka prior to his ring career, will meet the legend under MMA rules. The IGF Bom-Ba-Ye event will be on December 31, 2013 in Tokyo.

Fedor Emelianenko will be at the event as a special guess and will participate in signings and launch parties, according to the IGF website. Headlining the card will be a Heavyweight Championship match under IGF MMA rules. Current IGF Champion Kazuyuki Fujita will take on Satoshi Ishii. Fuji, a well-known puroresu star and fighter from the glory days of Japanese mega-events, is known for having a head made of cement and a chin of iron. Ishii has dominated in all of his bouts with IGF, and recently defeated Jeff Monson in M-1.

The rest of the card hasn’t been announced. The event will be a mix of MMA and pro wrestling matches.