With the fight card for Sengoku II finalized and the event set for May 18, World Victory Road has begun piecing together its Sengoku III event, which is scheduled to take place on June 8 at the Saitama Super Arena.

Bodog Fight welterweight champion Nick Thompson returns to Japan to face Chute Boxe fighter Michael Costa. Thompson makes his second start for World Victory Road having won a decision victory over Fabricio Monteiro at Sengoku I. This will be Costa's first fight outside of South America, most recently scoring a knockout victory over Gerson Gonceicao at Capital Fight in Brazil.

Several participants have been announced for the card as well: Pride superstar Hidehiko Yoshida, Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz, Chute Boxe middleweight Fabio Silva, Brazilian lightweight Rodrigo Damm, and Pride veteran Kazuyuki Fujita.

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