If you’ve been following Sengoku since its inception, then Maximo Blanco’s history of violence should be nothing new to you. There are absolutely no surprises and extraordinary knockouts are just a standard practice by the only Venezuelan I know that has gone on a five-fight KO streak and can speak perfect Japanese. Back in May of 2009, Maximo Blanco was disqualified from Sengoku 7 for being entirely too raw. After knocking down Akihiko Mori, Blanco soccer-kicked Mori directly in the skull. In short, it appeared as if Blanco’s toe was firmly wedged at least three inches inside Mori’s skull. After the bout, Blanco said that he was genuinely confused about the rule-set of Sengoku and apologized for making yet another highlight reel.
Now that Sengoku has been releasing an enormous amount of their staple fighters, Maximo Blanco is vying for a slot in an American MMA organization and last week it was rumored that Bellator signed the ‘Venezuelan Vindicator’ (I made that up). We asked Bjorn Rebney if he was signed with the organization and he admitted that he has been looking at Blanco, but nothing has been inked yet.