April 27, 2009

Shooto is finalizing its May 10 "The Final Tradition" event, which celebrates the venerable Japanese fight promotion's 20th Anniversary. The event has undergone recent changes though.

Originally slated to face Kim Don Hee, undefeated female fighter Megumi Fuji will instead face Chu Won Bun, according to Japan-MMA.com. The report indicates that Chu Won Bun is a 35-year-oldl Korean fighter with a 10-3 record in Muay Thai kickboxing.

Several Japanese stars highlight the fight card, which is being hailed as one of Shooto's best ever. Two of the countries most revered fighters, "Lion" TakeshiInoue and Rumina Sato will battle for the promotion's lightweight championship. Takanori Gomi is looking to return from back-to-back losses, as he face Takashi Nakakura.

Several other top fighters are pit against each other throughout the fight card.

Lightweight Title Fight: Takeshi Inoue vs. Rumina SatoFlyweight: Megumi Fuji vs. Chu Won Bun Welterweight: Takanori Gomi vs. Takashi Nakakura Welterweight: Koutetsu Boku vs. Yutaka Ueda Welterweight: Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Mizuto Hirota Welterweight: Kenichiro Togashi vs. Tetsuji Kato Welterweight: Yusuke Endo vs. Willamy Chiquerim "Chiqueirinho" Lightweight: "Wicky" Akiyo Nishiura vs. Takumi Ota Middleweight: Zon Yon Ze vs. Takesuke Kume

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