The field for Game Changer Wrestling‘s Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 2 got a legit bad-ass entering for the upcoming September 14 card, as they announced on Tuesday night that former Pancrase and MMA fighter Ikuhisa Minowa will be competing. Minowa – aka Minowaman – has fought for Pancrase (the MMA company founded by Minoru Suzuki & Ken Shamrock in the early 1990s) starting in 1996.
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Ikuhisa Minowa made his debut in 1996 at the Lumax Cup tournament before starting with Pancrase in the 1997 Neo-Blood Tournament. Minowa started off poorly in his MMA career, going 1-8-1, before finding his groove – by 2000, he rebounded with an 16-4-5 run. In 2000, he fought for UFC at UFC 25 in Tokyo, Japan, defeating Joe Slick when the doctor stopped the fight. He’s continued to fight for multiple MMA promotions, including PRIDE, DREAM, and DEEP, compiling a career 64-42-8 record.
Starting in 2010, Minowa entered the world of professional wrestling, having been trained by the original Tiger Mask, Satoru Sayama. He worked initially with All Japan and Big Japan Wrestling, but has primarily worked for New Japan founder Antonio Inoki‘s Inoki Genome Federation (IGF).
The current competing field for the upcoming Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 2 features:
- Josh Barnett
- Chris Dickinson
- Anthony Henry
- Allysin Kay
- JR Kratos
- Killer Kross
- “Filthy” Tom Lawlor
- Matt “Weapon X’ Makowski
- Ikuhisa Minowa
- Jon Moxley
- Davey Boy Smith Jr.
- Zachary Wentz
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