Now former Shooto Welterweight champion Takashi Nakakura vacated his title today. The reason for the vacation is that he still can?t compete because of the detachment of his retina caused in his non-title fight with Takanori Gomi fight. Which means that he has to vacate the title because he can?t defend it in the time span a Shooto champion has to defend his title after his last defense.
Nakakura thought about retirement before but don?t worry, he?s working toward a return to the ring. He even thinks he can make a comeback in the beginning of next year. His aim is recapturing the Welterweight belt.
To decide the new champion, very promising Brazilian up-and-comer and Shooto South America champion Willamy ?Chiquerinho? Chiquerim will take on Japanse Kenichiro Togashi, who is on a two fight winning streak, at Vale Tudo Japan 2009 in October.
Vale Tudo Japan 2009
Date: October 30th, 2009
Place: JCB Hall in Tokyo, Japan
VTJ rules, 65kg, 5?5 mins:
Lion Takeshi vs. Alexandre Franca Nogueira
Shooto Welterweight title fight, 3?5 mins:
Willamy ?Chiquerinho? Chiquerim vs. Kenichiro Togashi