It's nation vs. nation as mixed martial arts promotion G1 Fights pits American and Japanese fighters. G1 will stage "Sovereign Valor", a proam event, at the Coushatta Casino in Kinder, Louisiana on January 28.
The pro side of the card features a Japanase squad comprised of four Pancrase fighters. The team is lead by former Tokyo Sabres (IFL) coach and legendary bodybuilder Ken Yasuda. The American team is comprised of four up-and-coming fighters, lead by UFC middleweight Tim Credeur. All four members of the American team come from neighboring Texas, including one rising bantamweight, Jason Sampson (8-1). Sampson will face top ranked Pancrase bantamweight Tashiro Akai.
As for the pro card...
January 28, 2012
Coushatta Casino Resort,
Main (Professional) Card
Tashiro Akai vs. Jason Sampson
Yoshiaki Takahashi vs. Adam Schindler
Yoshihito Kuroki vs. Sean Spencer
[Sources: N.O.B. | TxMMA.com]