Caol Uno returns at Vale Tudo Japan – VTJ 4th, faces Jesse Brock

After the promotion announced Caol Uno would be part of their 4th installment, Vale Tudo Japan (VTJ) have today confirmed Uno’s opponent as Jesse Brock for the upcoming event later this month.

The card is set to take place February 23rd at the Ota City General Gymnasim in Tokyo, Japan.

Fan favorite Caol Uno (29-16-5) steps back into the cage for a third time under the VTJ lights.

Shooto’s former Welterweight (154-lbs) Champion posted a perfect 3-0 for 2013 with wins over Kyu Hwa Kim and Team Alpha Male products, Anthony Avila & Daniel Romero, finishing all three of his opponents via Submission.

The fighter dubbed “Uno Shoten” comes into the match-up with a wealth of experience having fought under the UFC, DREAM and K-1: Hero’s banner. Now at 38-years of age, the MMA veteran is proving he still has what it takes to make a late run in the sport.

Jesse Brock (16-7) moves up a weight class in hopes of dethroning the Japanese legend.

Training out of Twisted Genetiks, the American has fought for promotions such as Shooto Brazil, Ring of Fire, Elite XC, Alaska Fighting Championship and most recently Bellator, where he took a Unanimous Decision win over Adrian Cruz. Having fought the most part of his career stateside, this will be the veterans first time fighting on Japanese soil.

Now on back-to-back wins over Thiago Alves (no, not that one) and the aforementioned Adrian Cruz, Jesse looks to keep momentum going here in 2014 when he squares off with Caol Uno in less than 2 weeks time.

VTJ 4th plays host to the likes of Yuta Sasaki, Hiroyuki Takaya, Naoyuki Kotani, Yojiro Uchimura, Teruto Ishihara, Ryuichi Miki, Mamoru Yamaguchi, Takeshi Kasugai, Yoshiro Maeda and much, much more.

*As of now there is no word on whether or not the event will be streamed Live, but don’t fret as VTJ normally leave it a few days out before announcing anything. Be sure to stick with FSA as we keep you updated.

Vale Tudo Japan, 2/23/14
“VTJ 4th”
Ota City General Gymnasium
Tokyo, Japan

Featherweight Bout
Caol Uno vs. Jesse Brock

Featherweight Bout
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Yojiro Uchimura

Bantamweight Bout
Yuta Sasaki vs. Teruto Ishihara

Lightweight Bout
Naoyuki Kotani vs. Yoshihiro Koyama

Featherweight Bout
Wataru Miki vs. Jae Woong Kim

Flyweight: Quarterfinal Tournament
Ryuichi Miki vs. Yoshiro Maeda

Flyweight: Quarterfinal Tournament
Hiromasa Ogikubo vs. Takeshi Kasugai

Flyweight: Quarterfinal Tournament
Mamoru Yamaguchi vs. Czar Sklavos

Flyweight: Quarterfinal Tournament
Kana Hyatt vs. Freddy Arteaga

Welterweight Bout
Kengo Ura vs. Daisuke Hoshino

Flyweight Bout
Katsuya Murofushi vs. Hidenobu Izena

Welterweight Bout
Makoto Maeda vs. Yuki Suzuki

Lightweight Bout
Joji Mikami vs. Kazushi Okutsu

Picture Credit: Vale Tudo Japan
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