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IFL lightweight champ Ryan Schultz signs with Sengoku

The fallout from the IFL debacle continues as Sherdog is reporting that former IFL lightweight champion Ryan Schultz is headed to the Japanese Sengoku promotion. He will start out in the promotion by competing in their first ever 8-man lightweight grand prix. The opening round of the grand prix takes place on August 24 in Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

The deal could span six total fights should Schultz fight his way into the grand prix finals. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to the report.

Schultz, who is 20-9-1 on his career, will be facing off against Cage Force and Shooto veteran Mizuto Hirota, who is 9-2, during the opening round of the grand prix. Schultz is riding a six fight win streak into the grand prix and this will be his first fight on Japanese soil since dropping a fight against Kuniyoshi Hironaka in 2006.

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