Kazuma Sone faces Teruto Ishihara at Shooto 0131
Teruto Ishihara has an opponent for Shooto 0131 card. The UFC veteran will face Kazuma Sone at the New Pier Hall in Tokyo on January 31st.
Ishihara (10-7-2) was last seen in action at UFC 234 where he was submitted in the opening round by Kyung Ho Kang. He was the joint winner of TUF Japan in 2015 and competed nine times for the promotion but was released after losing three straight fights.
Sone (23-20-1) is also coming off a lengthy losing streak. He has lost five on the trot and last tasted victory three years ago, beating Mamoru Uoi to win the vacant Shooto bantamweight belt.
As previously announced Shooto 0131 will be headlined by a fight between Taison Naito and Keisuke Sasu which will have the Shooto Pacific Rim featherweight title on the line. In the middleweight division submission specialist Sotaro Yamada has been matched with ONE Warrior Series veteran Gunther Kalunda.
At welterweight Yoshitomo Inoue goes up against Taira Uehara. Also on the card are featherweight bouts pitting Hayato Ishii with Yoshizumi Kobayashi and Tsubasa Saito against Takumi Arai.
Meanwhile Yusuke Kamata takes on Yuto Sekiguchi in a bantamweight bout.