Satoshi Ishii fought seven times in 2019. It made him one of the busiest heavyweights in the world, but the 33 year old has only been able to compete once this year.

However Ishii will be back in action on September 5th (local time). He has been booked to face Stuart Austin in a heavyweight title fight that will headline EMC 5 in Dusseldorf.

Ishii (23-11-1) is coming off a quickfire stoppage win over Cleber Sousa at Heat 46 in January. That victory snapped a three fight losing skid for the Japanese veteran.

Austin (14-6) is a former BAMMA heavyweight champion. The Englishman has also fought for Bellator and EFC and is coming off a win.

The fight card will also feature a welterweight contest between Germany’s Konrad Dyrschka (10-1) and Italian Bellator Walter Pugliesi (7-2) and the return of KSW heavyweight Erko Jun (3-1) who takes on Poland’s Damian Olszewski (2-3).

EMC 5, Dusseldorf, September 5th
Satoshi Ishii vs. Stuart Austin(Heavyweight)
Konrad Dyrschka vs. Walter Pugliesi (Welterweight)
Erko Jun vs. Damian Olszewski (Heavyweight)