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Due to Japan Earthquake: Satoshii Ishii, Scrapped from Strikeforce Challengers 15

Written on March 29, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Due to the recent earthquake and tsunami disaster that hit Japan, MMA fighter - Satoshi Ishii - was scrapped from Strikeforce Challengers 15 roster.

Last Monday, officials announced that light heavyweight fighter, , will step in to replace to face Scott Lighty on Friday’s Strikeforce . ’s participation was another casualty of the recent . Due to the cataclysmic event, the fighter was unable to secure a visa in time for the fight.

“This is definitely a step up for me, but I’m excited and looking forward to the challenge. Lighty’s a good fighter with a lot of experience. But I’ve trained hard, I’m in good shape and I’m confident,” Lorenz Larkin said.

Fighting Insider is hoping that Japan will recover soon, and that fans may see more Japanese MMA fighters in the next tourneys.

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