(Houston, TX) – Sources haveÂ informedÂ TheCageDoor.net that Houston fighter Chad “Robo” Robichaux, fresh off signing his 3 fight deal with Shine Fights, is rumored to be facing Japanese sensation Takafumi OtsukaÂ Â on the March Shine PPV card in Las Vegas, Nevada. (EDITORS NOTE: We have now confirmed the fight. Â Both fighters have signed, so it is now official).
Robo, 8-0 as a pro, will face his toughest challenge yet when steps into the cage with Otsuka. Â “I think it will be a war and very very exciting.Â Iâ€™m very motivated and confident.” the 135lb Legacy FC champion said. Robo, a black belt under Carlos Gracie Jr., Â has won all 8 of his pro fights via submission and will not doubt look to get Otsuka to the ground early and often.
Takafumi OtsukaÂ (9-4-1) is ranked #1 in Japan among 145lb fighters and recently defeated Dokonjonosuke Mishima to win the DEEP 145lb title. Â He’s a non-stop action fighter who goes 100% all the time. Â If this fight does happen, it will be Otsuka’s United States debut and his first ever at 135lbs.