Olympic judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii will fight in his third professional bout at X-1 “Worlds Collide” on June 4 at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hi., the promotion announced on Thursday. Ishii, who captured gold for his native Japan in 2008, will face Myles Tynanes.
After dropping a unanimous decision in his own debut against fellow judoka Hidehiko Yoshida at K-1 “Dynamite” last New Year’s Eve in Japan, the 23-year-old Ishii submitted Tafa Misipati with a first-round armbar in the X-plosion “New Zealand vs. Japan” main event last Saturday at the Auckland YMCA in Auckland, New Zealand.
In the headlining bout, UFC veteran Brandon Wolff and Puerto Rico’s Dylan Clay will square off for the promotion’s welterweight championship. X-1 will also kick off the opening round of its eight-man light heavyweight tournament on June. EliteXC veteran Poai Suganuma, X-1 returnee Ricky Shivers, and Western Samoa’s Tasi Edwards are among those participating.