Lightweight King of Pancrase Maximo Blanco (5-2-1 MMA, 3-1 SRC) looks for fourth straight win when he meets recent Strikeforce title contender Rodrigo Damm (8-3 MMA, 1-1 SRC) at Sengoku Raiden Championships 13.
Sengoku officials today announced that fight, as well Japanese Olympic judoka silver medalist Hiroshi Izumi (1-1 MMA, 1-1 SRC) vs. promotional newcomer Chang Seob Lee (3-4 MMA, 0-0 SRC).
Sengoku Raiden Championships 13 takes place June 20 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.
The event airs in the U.S. on HDNet.
In addition to the above matchups, Sengoku officials confirmed the participation of (but no opponents for) middleweight Ryo Kawamura (11-5-2 MMA, 1-3 SRC), light heavyweight Sanae Kikuta (28-6-3 MMA, 2-0 SRC) and featherweight Shigeki Osawa (5-1 MMA, 4-1 SRC).
Blanco, who's also competed with Pancrase, looks to extend a streak of knockout wins that came over Katsuya Inoue, Tetsuya Yamada and Chang Hyun Kim. Damm, meanwhile, hasn't competed since an April 2009 loss to Gilbert Melendez for an interim lightweight title. It marked his second straight defeat after an eight-fight win streak.
Izumi, who made his pro debut in September, recently rebounded from a TKO loss to kickboxer Antz Nansen with a unanimous-decision win over Katsuyori Shibata at the DREAM/World Victory Road "Dynamite!! 2009" event in December. Lee, a South Korean who's competed with M-1 and SpiritMC, makes his promotional debut after back-to-back knockouts in the HEAT promotion.