By John Morgan |
August 23, 2020 4: 45 pm
Olympic gold medalist Satoshi Ishii has his next MMA assignment.
Elite MMA Championship (EMC) officials this present day educated MMA Junkie that Ishii (23-11-1) will win on two-time Bellator old Stuart Austin (14-6) at EMC 5 on Sept. 5 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The inaugural EMC heavyweight title will be on the freeway.
Launched in 2017, EMC is owned by Croatian brothers Ivan & Tomi Dijakovic, who possess the UFD GYM in Dusseldorf and tackle distinguished warring parties equivalent to Abus Magomedov, Antun Racic, Thiago Silva, Roberto Soldic and David Zawada, amongst others.
Ishii, a 2008 Olympic gold medalist judoka, final saw circulation in January, selecting up a chief-round submission pick over Cleber Souza in Japan. In 2019, Ishii fought seven times, alongside side three appearances for the PFL, as neatly as one-offs for Rizin and KSW.
Meanwhile, Austin has been combating professionally since 2010 and fought twice beneath the Bellator banner in 2014. “He-Man” is furthermore a former British Affiliation of Blended Martial Arts (BAMMA) heavyweight champion.
Further fights are expected to be announced quickly, and EMC officials have promised the card will consist of a variety of UFC, PFL, and Cage Warriors. World broadcast plans have yet to be finalized.