1/26 Shooto "Back to Our Roots 07"- RESULTS

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Shooto had their first event of the year. The event will probably be mostly remembered as being the farewell for their star Akira Kikuchi. He has chosen to retire at the age of 29, without giving any reason (to my knowledge). The previous Shooto middleweight champion lost his title to Shinya Aoki in February 2006. He retires with a record of 11-4, 2 of the losses coming to Shinya Aoki.

The main event was the fight between Toida and Hioki, Hioki got a much needed victory and a boost up the rankings.

Another notable result, Tazawa submitted BJ in the 3rd round. BJ has been trying to make a transition to Featherweight but its not going that great...

For the results:
Hatsu Hioki Def. Katsuya Toida by arm-bar Round 2, 4:30
Masakatsu Ueda Def. Atsushi Yamamoto by decision 3-0
So Tazawa Def. Shinichi “BJ” Kojima by arm-bar Round 3, 3:32
Junji Ikoma vs. Jin Akimoto Draw
Hayate Usui Def. Daisuke Ishizawa by decision 3-0
Takuya Mori Def. Ayumu “Gozo” Shioda by decision 3-0
Junji Ito Def. Kazuyuki Tori by KO Round 1, 1:52
Kota Funemoto (changed his name to Aki Kota) Def. Tobizaru by TKO, Round 2, 2:22

1 comments:

Iain 26 January 2008 at 15:24  

Thanks for getting the results up so quickly. You do an excellent job with this blog.

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