The Japanese event Sengoku officially announced the contract signing of mundial Jiu Jitsu Champion Roger Gracie. Gracie is going to debut on May 18th. He was originally set to face Hidehiko Yoshida, however, the promotion opted to set Yoshida against Josh Barnett at Sengoku I.
Roger Gracie has just one professional MMA fight. He defeated the veteran Ron Waterman by armlock in 2006 at a Bodog Fight event.
Other fighters officially announced include: Satoru Kitaoka, Yoshihiro Nakao and Yuki Sasaki.