Bellator, Rizin Veteran Satoshi Ishii Signs Multi-Fight Deal with Polish Promotion KSW

By Tristen Critchfield Feb 18, 2019


Olympic judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii has signed a multi-fight contract with Polish promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki.

KSW officials confirmed the deal on Monday. News regarding his debut is expected to be announced soon.

"I am happy welcome Ishii to KSW," KSW CEO Martin Lewandowski said in a release. "He is one on the finest martial artists on the planet. His credentials in judo speak for themselves and has become a force in MMA with wins over KSW, UFC, ADCC, and K1 champions. I am very excited to see him step foot into the KSW arena and see what he produces."

Ishii, who won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has compiled a 19-8-1 mark since turning pro in MMA in 2009. The 32-year-old Osaka, Japan native has competed for organizations such as Bellator, Rizin and Dream and owns notable wins against the likes of Heath Herring, Philip De Fries, Jeff Monson, Pedro Rizzo, Tim Sylvia and Ikuhisa Minowa, to name a few.

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