3/15 DREAM - Eddie Alvarez fighting?

Friday, 29 February 2008

Eddie Alvarez has confirmed to Five Ounce that he has been offered and accepted a fight with Andre "Dida" Amade in the DREAM event 15 March. He says this is 100%, but I still list it as rumored. Just because I have seen fights be a 100% from 1 fighter and not accepted by the other. Just in case you're wondering, EliteXC has given their blessing.

Still, this would be a very exciting match-up.

Andre "Dida" Amade 6-2-1 vs. 12-1-0 Eddie Alvarez

Previously Announced:
Shinya Aoki 12-2-0 vs. 14-1-1 Gesias "J.Z." Calvancante
Tatsuya Kawajiri 20-4-2 vs. 9-6-0 Kultar “Black Mamba” Gil
Kazuyuki Miyata 5-6-0 vs. 11-3-0 Luiz Firmino "Buscape"
Koutetsu Boku 13-4-1 vs. 16-6-1 Joachim Hansen

Also Participating:
Mitsuhiro Ishida 15-3-1
Caol Uno 24-10-4
Gilbert Melendez 13-1-0
Bu Kyung Jung 0-1-0


3/5 Sengoku

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Sengoku has announced the fight order (a few days ago) for their first event. If you’re in Japan, this will be shown LIVE on SkyPerfect (channel 162 (live 18:30-22:55), 176 (21:00-1.25), 177 (23:00-3.25)). Due to work commitments, I can’t promise live updates but I will try.

The main event on this 7-fight card is, as expected, Yoshida vs. Barnett. I am sure WVR was disappointed to lose one fight, when Phil Baroni pulled out, but still a pretty good card. I guess we are a bit spoiled in Japan… Its normally closer to 10 fights on the cards, and with the ticket prices I had expected 1-2 fights more… Still the fights they have should be very good and there are no “freak-show” fights. I am looking forward to this one!

Hidehiko Yoshida 7-5-1 vs. 20-5-0 Josh Barnett
Takanori Gomi 27-3-0 vs. 16-7-0 Duane Ludwig
Kazuo Misaki 18-8-2 (1NC) vs. 13-1-1 Siyar Bahadurzada
Kazuyuki Fujita 14-6-0 vs. Peter "Rolling Thunder" Graham
Makoto Takimoto 4-3-0 vs. 15-10-0 Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos
Ryo Kawamura 7-1-2 vs. 4-0-0 Antonio Braga Neto
Fabricio Monteiro 16-6-0 vs. 34-9-1 Nick Thompson


Mark Hunt fighting in K-1, Mighty Mo also fighting‏

K-1 has really set up a really good card for their World GP event inYokohama on April 13.

The main event will undoubtedly the SuperHeavyweight Title Match between Mark Hunt and Semmy Schilt. I guess that also answers some questions around Mark Hunt's future.

Also on the card is Might Mo, so that would mean that its unlikely thathe will fight Crocop in DREAM on March 19.

The fights announced:
Semmy Schilt vs. Mark Hunt
Ewerton Teixeira vs. Yusuke Fujimoto
Badri Hari vs. Ray Sefo
Mighty Mo vs. Keijiro Maeda

Also participating:
Hong Man Choi
Glaube Feitosa
Junichi Sawayashiki
Takashi Tachikawa
Young Hyun Kim

Source: http://www.k-1.co.jp/k-1gp/btop.htm


3/15 DREAM Fights Announced

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

DREAM has announced 3 more fights in their Lightweight GP. In addition to that, it is rumored that there will be a 10 minute first round.

As expected few of the big stars are facing eachother in the first round (with the exception of JZ vs. Aoki). However, there are no easy fights in this tournament and the way it is set up will lead to either big upsets or extremely interesting 2nd round.

Tatsuya Kawajiri 20-4-2 vs. 9-6-0 Kultar “Black Mamba” Gil
Kazuyuki Miyata 5-6-0 vs. 11-3-0 Luiz Firmino "Buscape"
Koutetsu Boku 13-4-1 vs. 16-6-1 Joachim Hansen

Previously Announced:
Shinya Aoki 12-2-0 vs. 14-1-1 Gesias "J.Z." Calvancante

Also Participating:
Andre "Dida" Amade 6-2-1
Mitsuhiro Ishida 15-3-1
Caol Uno 24-10-4
Gilbert Melendez 13-1-0
Bu Kyung Jung 0-1-0

Artur Oumakhanov 7-2-0
+2 fighters yet to be named



2/24 ZST .16 - Results

ZST held their ZST 16 on Sunday, the main event was between Masayuki Okude and Yojiro Uchimura. Okude has been named "Mini-Hong Man Choi" in the Japanese media, for obvious resons.

Masayuki Okude Def. Yojiro Uchimura by heel-lock, Round 1, 3:21
Masanori Kanehara Def. Shunichi Shimizu by arm-bar, Round 2, 0:42
Takanori Fujiwara Def. Tatsuya Uematsu Round 1, 1:58
Yuichiro Yajima vs. Hiroaki Okuna DRAW
Kenji Nagai Def. Keisuke Onuma by arm-bar, Round 3:22
Masashi Takeda Def. Ryo Nakajima “Toraji” by arm-bar, Round 2, 2:31
Hirotaka Tomiyama vs. Tetsuya Yamada DRAW
Shinya Sato Def. Emerson Azuma by arm-bar, Round 1, 4:48
Tatsuhiko Nishizaka Def Shinya Miura by arm-bar, Round 1, 1:32
Hiroyuki Ota vs. Toriyama Yoichiro DRAW


2/24 K-1 Max Asia Tournament - RESULTS

Monday, 25 February 2008

K-1 held their Asia tournament in Korea yesterday. No one seems to have taken much note of it, me included. Anyway, I will post the results:

Final: Chi Bin Lim Def. K.Max
Super F: Buakaw Por.Pramuk Def. Joon Kim by KO Round 2, 0:37
Super F: In Jin Chi Def. Ryuji Kajiwara by decision 3-0
Semi 1: Chi Bin Lim Def. KYEONG JUN LEE by TKO, Round 2, 0:33
Semi 2: K.Max Def. Su Hwan Lee by Decision 2-0
Super F: Virgil Kalakoda Def. Se Ki Kim by decision (after Ext.)
Reserve: Kyeong Jun Lee Def. Taivan by decision 3-0
Quarter 4: Doo Suk Oh Def. Dong Jiang Tao by decision 3-0
Quarter 3: Chi Bin Lim Def. Satoru Suzuki by TKO, Round 3, 0:38
Quarter 2: K.Max Def. Hakuto by TKO, Round 1, 1:20
Quarter 1: Su Hwan Lee Def. Sirimongkol Singwangcha by decision 2-1 (after ext.)


Video - Bob Sapp in Hustle

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Thought I'd post this, several resons today.

-First of all, this is a Hustle video, and Mark Hunt will make his debut tonight. He is fighting in a tag-team fight with Monster Bono better known as Akebono.
-Secondly, Bob Sapp lost his fight against Jan Nortje today. It is reposted that he was a planned participant in the first DREAM event in March. That might not be possible now.
-Third (if I need more resons...) just to show what Hustle is about. This is Bob Sapp's fight against HG (Hard Gay), he is a popular comedian here in Japan.

HG vs. Bob Sapp
Uploaded by Rob_the_Ninja


3/26 Pancrase - Shining Tour 2

Pancrase started the year with a very good event on Jan. 30. And the second event on the Shining Tour looks very good as well. The main event is the middleweight title fight between Miki Shida and the undefeated Marlon Sandro.

So far this year, Pancrase has been putting up some very good card. Take note of Gadzhiev Alavutdin and Hacran Dias on this card, in addition to Pancrase stars like Izuru Takeuchim, Hikaru Sato and Kenji Arai. This will be an awesome event!

It is really hard for me to get to events in the middle of the week, but again Pancrase is putting on a card that means I have to pull myself out of the office a bit early.

Miki Shida 13-4-2 vs. 10-0-0 Marlon Sandro
Izuru Takeuchi 23-9-6 vs. 12-18-1 Hiromitsu Kanehara
Hikaru Sato 17-17-4 vs. 6-1-0 Gadzhiev Alavutdin
Takafumi Ito 33-26-9 vs. 7-0-0 Hacran Dias
Kenji Arai 12-11-2 vs. 4-3-2 Shinsuke Shoji
Michihisa Asano 5-4-2 vs. 3-4-3 Yuichiro Shirai “Yukito”
Ichiro Kanai 7-9-3 vs. 2-4-3 Takenori Sato
Asaki Honda 4-1-1 vs. 3-6-0 Tomoyoshi Iwamiya

Also announced on
Asgardmma.com the fight between the Swede Matti Makela and Pancrase veteran Daisuke Watanabe. This will take place in April at Shining Tour 3.

For 4.27:
Daisuke Watanabe 17-27-4 vs. 9-5-0 Matti Makela


2/23 Shooto - Shooting Disc 4 - RESULTS

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Mamoru Yamaguchi Def. Yuki Shoujou by decision 3-0
Akihiro Murayama Def. Hiroki Sato by decision 3-0
Ryuichi Miki Def. Kenji Hasoya by decision 3-0
Shintaro Ishiwatari Def. Kazuhiro Ito by TKO, Round 1, 2:17
Masatoshi Kobayashi Def. Tomonori Taniguchi by TKO (doctor stop) Round 1, 3:01
Noboru “Shinpei” Tahara Def. Takehiro Ishii “Tiger” by decision 3-0

Rookie Tournament fights:
Light weight:
Hideki Nishino Def. Daiki Tsuchiya by TKO, Round 2, 0:54
Feather weight:
Yuki Def. Nakashi by decision 3-0
Light-heavy weight:
御子柴 直司 Def. Soujiro Iseki by Decision 2-0
Feather weight:
越智 Haruo Def. Masumi Tozawa by KO, Round 1, 3:11


2/22 DEEP Impact 34 - Pictures

Some pictures from the DEEP event last night. Will be more later, once Cliff gets his stuff sorted. Anyway, some of the highlights.

The highlight of the evening was going to be the tournament for the middleweight championship belt. Round 1 was held yesterday, unfortunately they drew the fights on the night. The result, the final was effectively yesterday.

Riki Fukuda drew Ryuta Sakurai. These 2 fighters were way better than the rest in the tournament. To add to the list of resons this draw was a bad idea, the fight was drawn to be the first of the tournament fights (there were 3 more fights after this). Sakurai vs. Fukuda was the main event in DEEP 34.

And the DEEP champion will be.... Riki Fukuda, he won a tough fight by decision.

In the female final, Satoko Shinashi met SACHI. This went was predicted.

And Satoko Shinashi won the DEEP Female Flyweight belt.


Mark Hunt at the DEEP event tonight...

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Originally uploaded by japanmma
That's right... I was sitting behind the DREAM sponsor seats tonight at the DEEP event, and Mark Hunt was the guest of honor.

I would not be surprised if he is a DREAM fighter faster than Dana White can say DSE.


2/22 DEEP Impact 34-REULTS

Friday, 22 February 2008

I just came back from the DEEP event tonight. As always, I enjoyed the night. The main event was chosen by draw... And I think Saeki (DEEP Promotor) wished it went differently... In the first round we saw Ryuta Sakuraigi vs. Riki Fukuda. This is what I expected the final to be.

In the other tournament of the night, Satoko Shinashi took home the Flyweight title. It should be mentioned that she got through the first fight with some good advice from Shinya Aoki (when she gave up her back), but as the night progressed she was the best fighter, by far.

My (and most of my friends') favorite fight of the night (except Sakurai vs. Fukuda) was the heavyweight battle between Inoue and Nakanish, lets just call it slugfest 2008.

Ryoji Suzuki Def. Kenta Okuyama by rear-naked choke, Round 2, 2:08
SACHI Def. Kayoko Nagashima by arm-bar, Round 2, 2:01
Satoko Shinashi Def. Fukuko Hamada by decision 3-0
Yoshiyuki Nakanishi Def. Shunsuke Inoue by decision 3-0
Shigetoshi Iwase vs. Ken Hamamura DRAW
Toshiaki Kitada vs. Isao Terada DRAW
Yoshihiro Tomioka "Barbaro44" vs. Seigo Inoue DRAW (1-0)
Yasuhito Namekawa Def. Carlos Toyota by Achillies-hold, Round 1, 2:58
Shinashi Satoko Def. Sachi by arm-bar, Round 1, 2:58
Riki Fukuda Def. Ryuta Sakurai by Decision 3-0
Yuichi Nakanishi Def. Eiji Ishikawa by decision 2-1
Daijiro Matsui Def. Ryo by decision 2-1
Yuya Shirai Def. Sojiro Orui by decison 3-0

From what you can see here... Riki Fukuda is now the CLEAR favorite to win this title.


3/5 Sengoku - Card complete?

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Today it looks as if the Sengoku card is finally complete. If it is, it will hold 7 fights, maybe not the quantity I had hoped for but the quality should be there.

It will be very interesting to see Peter Graham making his MMA debut, have a look at the video to see what he did to Badr Hari (this also covers the press conferance brawl).

Kazuyuki Fujita 14-6-0 vs. Peter "Rolling Thunder" Graham

Already announced:
Hidehiko Yoshida 7-5-1 vs. 20-5-0 Josh Barnett
Ryo Kawamura 7-1-2 vs. 4-0-0 Antonio Braga Neto
Fabricio Monteiro 16-6-0 vs. 34-9-1 Nick Thompson
Takanori Gomi 27-3-0 vs. 16-7-0 Duane Ludwig
Makoto Takimoto 4-3-0 vs. 15-10-0 Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos
Kazuo Misaki 18-8-2 (1NC) vs. 13-1-1 Siyar Bahadurzada

Unfortuantely I chose the same video as the guys over at Nightmare of Battle(check out their article as well). It is the best video I could find, but if you want to see his last K-1 fight:


2/14 SmackGirl - PICTURES

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

I didnt make it to this event, but thanks to Cliff I am able to show you a few pictures from this event. Everyone I have spoken to that went to this event really enjoyed it! I will make every effort to make it to the next one.
And yes, SmackGirls has ring girls too.

Michelli Tavares get her prize after defeating Kyoko Takabayashi

Su Hi Ham giving it to Saori Ishioka.

Lisa Ward after her victory against Ayumi Saito.

Hitomi Akano and Megumi Yabushita

Megumi Fujii against Cindy Hales

Josh Barnett was taking time out of his schedule to support his fighter.

Group shot

Ring girl posing after the event.


2/22 DEEP Impact 34-Fight Order

DEEP has announced the fight order for their event on Friday. I am looking forward to this for several resons, firstly, I think the middleweight tournament should give us some very entertaining fights. Secondly, I will be celebrating my birthday there. That means that if you see a very drunk foreigner, its probably one of my friends (I can hold my drink).

The tournament fights are yet to be set, they will draw the opponents on Friday (picture a hat).

Fight 13: Middleweight Tournament fight 4
Fight 12: Middleweight Tournament fight 3
Fight 11: Middleweight Tournament fight 2
Fight 10: Middleweight Tournament fight 1

Fight 9: Winner fight 2 vs. Winner fight 3
Fight 8: Yasuhito Namekawa 19-15-3 vs. 1-2-1 Carlos Toyota
Fight 7: Yoshihiro Tomioka "Barbaro44" 10-4-3 vs. 3-1-1 Seigo Inoue
Fight 6: Toshiaki Kitada 7-3-0 vs. 4-4-2 Isao Terada
Fight 5: Shigetoshi Iwase 7-9-2 vs. 12-4-3 Ken Hamamura
Fight 4: Yoshiyuki Nakanishi 2-0-0 vs. 1-1-0 Shunsuke Inoue

Female Flyweight 1-Day tournament Semi-finals:
Fight 3:Satoko Shinashi 26-1-2 vs. 4-1-0 Fukuko Hamada
Fight 2: SACHI 3-2-0 vs. 0-1-0 Kayoko Nagashima
Openeing fight:
Fight 1 Future fight: Kenta Okuyama 7-4-0 vs. 1-2-0 Ryoji Suzuki

Middleweight Tournament Participants (match-ups will be drawn on the day):
-Ryuta Sakurai (15-13-4)
-Yuichi Nakanishi (6-7-3)
-Riki Fukuda (8-3-0)
-Daijiro Matsui (9-18-4)
-Eiji Ishikawa (14-14-2)
-Yuya Shirai (9-5-0)
-Young Choi "RYO" (9-3-0)
-Sojiro Orui (5-1-4)


Cage Force Featherweight Tournament

Monday, 18 February 2008

This is the set-up and how they will match up. The first quarterfinal was fought February 11, the remaining 2 are coming up on April 5.

For those of you who are in Japan, Samurai Fighting TV will air Cage Force Eastern EX on March 3 at 10PM - Mid-night.

  ┌Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura (7-2-1)
│└Jong Man Kim (Lost 2.11)

││┌Adrian Pang (13-5-1)
│└┤ Fighting 4.5
│ └Armando Sanchez (9-5-0)

│  ┌Takeshi Yamazaki
││└Daiki Ozaki (Lost 2.11)
  │┌Yuji Hoshino (13-7-7)
  └┤Fighting 4.5
    └Antonio Carvalho (10-3-0)

For the Bantamweight tournament I dont think the fights have been set up yet. There is also 1 fighter yet to be named, but this should be a very good tournament. The tickets go on sale Feb. 20, so I am expecting some clarity around the Bantamweight tournament soon.


3/15 DREAM - Tickets on sale

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Looking for some thing to do March 15? Well, tickets went on sale today. This will be the biggest event since Pride (maybe bigger). I know for a fact that the ticket sales are going very well, its impossible to get through on phone and the net to book buy.

Took me 40 minutes to get through yesterday. Hope everyone that wanted tickets managed to get. If you didn't get through during the initial rush, there are still tickets available. Here is a link for the internet booking: http://eplus.jp/sys/main.jsp?prm=U=14:P0=GGWC01:P6=981:P2=022216:P3=0001:P1=0042

If you're looking for a way to kill time while trying to get through, why not try Salmon Panic? Help Joachim save the Norwegian village from the evil salmon.


Sumo Video - How to beat a big guy

Saturday, 16 February 2008

Ok, I said I wouldnt make a habit of posting Sumo videos... But here is another one, I am bored...

MMA has weight classes, and for good reason, in Sumo small guys will have to fight the big guys. So how can a small guy win against a bigger opponent? Here is one way, a brutal KO (for sumo). Kykudozan weighs in at about 100 kg (one of the lightest guys in top sumo ever), he is facing Kushimaumi who would weighed about 190 kg.


1/30 Pancrase Shining Tour 1 - Update on Emi Tomimatsu

As we all know, Emi Tomimatsu lost by TKO to WINDY Tomimatsu in Pancrase Shining Tour on January 30. To everyone there it was obvious that she took some kick to the abdomen and was unable to continue.

What followed has not really been followed up on... Appearantly Emi Tomimatsu was urgently taken to the hospital where it was
discovered that she had very serious injuries (peritonitis and damage to the intestinal tract. Doctors operated the same day, and she is recovering. However, it seems coming back to fighting will be difficult. I know nothing more than what it says in the Japanese Wikipedia, but I can only hope that she makes a full recovery.



2/22 DEEP Impact 34 - Videos

I am looking forward to this event, in particular, I think the middleweight tournament should give us some very good fights. I have been looking through Youtube and DailyMotion for the fights they have posted there for the Middleweight and the female Flyweight tournaments.

Personally, I really enjoyed the Satoko Shinashi highlights video. I will be very surprised if she doesnt win this tournament.

Unfortunately, I was not able to find videos for all the fighters. If there are some out there that I've missed, let me know!

Middleweight Tournament:
-Ryuta Sakurai (15-13-4)
vs. Professor X (Xavier Foupa-Pokam - DEEP 25)
vs. Murilo Bustamante (DEEP 29)
vs. Ryo Chonan (DEEP 23)

-Riki Fukuda (8-3-0)
vs. Oleg Bazayev

-Daijiro Matsui (9-18-4)
vs. Carlos Newton (Pride 6)
vs. Rodrigo Gracie (Pride 19)

-Eiji Ishikawa (14-14-2)
vs. Hector Lombard (DEEP 28)

-Yuichi Nakanishi (6-7-3)
-Yuya Shirai (9-5-0)
-Sojiro Orui (5-1-4)

Female Flyweight 1-Day tournament:
Satoko Shinashi 26-1-2
vs. Caloline Hoebercts
vs. Tae Kyung Kim
vs. Pamela Vitz
vs. Hisae Watanabe
vs. Mari Kaneko
vs. Noriko Okamoto

-Fukuko Hamada 4-1-0

-SACHI 3-2-0
vs. Megumi Imagawa (not part of her record)

-Kayoko Nagashima 0-1-0


2/14 SmackGirl - RESULTS

Thursday, 14 February 2008

I wasn't able to get to this event, followed some of Don's advise for Valentine's Day last year and this year I was ordered straight home after work. I am sure there will be other chances though, and I hope to get to the next on. Got some friends there and told them to get me some good pictures, hopefully they deliver.

(I am updated the results as they become available on http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/fight/other/live/2008/2008021401/index.html)

Lightweight Tournament Fight:
Megumi Fujii Def. Cindy Hales by arm-bar, Round 2, 0:27
Openweight Tournament Fight:
Hitomi Akano Def. Megumi Yabushita by Heel-hold, Round 2, 4:1
Lightweight Tournament Fight:
Lisa Ward Def. Ayumi Saito "EDGE" by ankle-lock、Round 1, 4:41
Lightweight Tournament Fight:
Su Hi Ham Def. Saori Ishioka by Decision 3-0
Lightweight Tournament Fight:
Michelli Tavares Def. Kyoko Takabayashi by arm-bar Round 2, 0:26
Openweight Tournament Fight:
Atsuko Emoto Def. “Tama-chan” Keiko Tamai by Decision 3-0

Discovery Fights:
Madoka Okada Def. Sakura Nakamura by rear-naked choke, Round 1, 4:43
Masako Yoshida Def. Asami Kodera by Decision 3-0
Megu Def. HARUMI by arm-bar, Round 1, 1:19

From what I hear this was a very good event and I will be at the next one, which will feature the fight between Megumi Fuji and Su Hi Ham. I am also hearing a lot of people want to watch Mega-Megu fight Yuka Tsuji, unfortunately that will not happen in this tournament, but keep in mind that Tsuji's only loss has come to Tavares.


DREAM is Born - FEG and Yarennoka (DSE) unite

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

FEG/Pride/Yarennoka event announced! The First event Dream 1 is to be held3.15 Part of this event will be a Lightweight GP.

Our friends at Nightmare of Battle were first with the news, and have presented this list of participants.
One fight is announced, and I cant believe they are putting this in round 1.

Shinya Aoki 12-2-0 vs. 14-1-1 Gesias "J.Z." Calvancante

Shinya Aoki 12-2-0
Gesias "J.Z." Calvancante 14-1-1
Andre "Dida" Amade 6-2-1
Mitsuhiro Ishida 15-3-1
Tatsuya Kawajiri 20-4-2
Caol Uno 24-10-4
Joachim Hansen 16-6-1
Gilbert Melendez 13-1-0
Artur Oumakhanov 7-2-0
Koutetsu Boku 13-4-1
Bu Kyung Jung 0-1-0
Kazuyuki Miyata 5-6-0
Luiz Firmino "Buscape" 11-3-0
+another 3 (!) fighters
(16 man tournament)

This is one event I will not miss. The only question is really, will Crocop participate? He was at the press conference. In my eyes, this is the start of some very exciting things in Japanese MMA!

It is confirmed that Crocop will fight in this event, the opponent is yet to be determined.

There will also be a Middleweight GP, the fighters for this will be announced at a later stage, but there is the schedule for DREAM in 2008

Dream .1 - March 15 - Saitama Superarena - Lightweight GP Round 1
Dream .2 - April 29 - Saitama Superarena - Middleweight GP Round 1
Dream .3 - May 11 - Saitama Superarena - Lightweight GP Round 2
Dream .4 - Begining of June - Korea or Yokohama Arena - Middleweight GP Round 2
Dream .5 - July 21 - Osaka Jo-Hall - Lightweight GP Finals
Dream .6 - Begining of Sept. - Saitama Superarena- Middleweight GP Finals


Sengoku Announces Fights

Sengoku has announce 3 more fights today. Most interesting, Takanori Gomi will be fighting Duane Ludwig.

Added today:
Ryo Kawamura 7-1-2 vs. 4-0-0 Antonio Braga Neto
Fabricio Monteiro 16-6-0 vs. 34-9-1 Nick Thompson
Takanori Gomi 27-3-0 vs. 16-7-0 Duane Ludwig

Already announced:
Makoto Takimoto 4-3-0 vs. 15-10-0 Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos

Kazuo Misaki 18-8-2 (1NC) vs. 13-1-1 Siyar Bahadurzada
Hidehiko Yoshida 7-5-1 vs. 20-5-0 Josh Barnett

Also participating:
-Kazuyuki Fujita 14-6-0



Sengoku signs Kazuyuki Fujita

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Sengoku has made another great signing, Kazuyuki Fujita will appear in the March 5 event. Fujita is always entertaining and I love watching his fights.

Here is his fight against James Thompson.

Also made public today, the Sanae Kikuta vs. Phil Baroni fight is officially cancelled.



2/11 Cage Force Eastern EX - RESULTS

Monday, 11 February 2008

Cage Force got their 2008 featherweight tournament underway today. The tournaments are really going to take off in April, but 2 of the semi-finalists were determined today.

I have to admit that I didnt get to Differ Ariake today... Had a bit of a bet with a friend, and ended up going to the WWE right next to it. I dont think it will repeat itself, that's really the good news.

Anyway, "Wicky" and Yamazaki are through to round 2 in the featherwight tournament.

Semi-Final Cage Force Featherweight Tournament Round 1
"Wicky" Akiyo Nishiura Def. Jong Man Kim by KO, Round 1, 2:13
Semi-Final Cage Force Featherweight Tournament Round 1
Takeshi Yamazaki Def. Daiki Ozaki by rear-naked choke, Round 2, 2:30

Hidetaka Monma Def. Lee Yong Hoon by arm-bar, Round 1, 1:44
Mizuto Hirota Def. Johnny Frachey by KO, Round 2, 0:08
Yoshihiro Koyama Def. Isamu Sugiuchi by TKO Round 2, 2:08
Tetsuo Seto vs. Toshinari Takashima Draw
Hiroki Ozaki Def. Norman Paraisy by ref. stop (arm-lock), Round 2, 0:37
Taiyo Nakahara Def. Motonobu Tezuka by kneebar, Round 1, 1:07
Naohiro Mizuno Def. Ryuta Sasaki by decision 3-0
Wataru Suzuki Def. Manabu Watanabe by Oseakomi (not sure on the translation), Round 1, 0:37


3/15 "HERO's"/FEG MMA Event

Sunday, 10 February 2008

FEG has confirmed a few rumors to Sherdog. Most importantly, FEG will hold their first MMA event on March 15. The only fight confirmed is Shinya Aoki vs. Gesias "JZ" Calvancante.

There are still a lot of loose threads, but just based on that one fight, this should be an awesome event.

Other participants:
-Joachim Hansen (that ensures that I'll be there)
-Denis Kang
-Marcelo Garcia
-Andre Amade
-Jeff Monson

Rumored Fight:
-Jeff Monson vs. Sergei Kharitonov


Kevin Randleman is back!

Nightmare of Battle writes today that Kevin Randleman has signed with WVR (Sengoku). The question now is when will his first fight be? NOB is guessing on May.

This is great news for Sengoku after Phil Baroni now is reported to have signed with EliteXC.


Phil Baroni not fighting in Sengoku??

Five Ounce of Pain reports today that Phil Baroni has signed with EliteXC. His first fight for EliteXC is confirmed and will be agianst Kala Kolohe Hose on March 15. There is no doubt that this would conflict with a fight in Sengoku against Sanae Kikuta.

The problems with having 2 management teams were mentioned on FightOpinion soon after the fight was announced. As you remember there was some controversy around the announcement of Baroni for Sengoku. There is more likely more controversy to come...

It would not be good for Sengoku to lose a fight like that just a month away from their first event.

The card as it looks now:
Sanae Kikuta 26-6-3 vs. 10-8-0 Phil Baroni (?)
Makoto Takimoto 4-3-0 vs. 15-10-0 Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos
Kazuo Misaki 18-8-2 (1NC) vs. 13-1-1 Siyar Bahadurzada
Hidehiko Yoshida 7-5-1 vs. 20-5-0 Josh Barnett

Also participating:
-Ryo Kawamura 7-1-2
-Takanori Gomi 27-3-0
-Fabricio Monteiro (?) 16-6-0


The Pancrase Ring-girls

Ok, so I feel a little guilty after Fightlinker's review of the Pancrase Ring-girl (maybe both of them). Either way, I feel that my skills as a photographer might have influenced the reviewer. Here is a photo gallery taken by professionals: http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/fight/other/photo/2008020901/index.html

The Pancrase girls are my personal favorites (at least they were last year). As far as I know, Pancrase was the only organization to stick with the same girls. Why? -They do a very good job.


2/22 DEEP Impact 34 - Hisae Watanabe injured, fight cancelled

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Hisae Watanabe and Motoyuki Takinishi got injured during training, due to this there are some changes to this card.

This fight is cancelled:
Hisae Watanabe 19-6-0 vs. 6-4-2 Yasuko Tamada

Toshiaki Kitada will fight Isao Terada instead of Motoyuki Takinishi.

It is a bit disappointing that the Watanabe fight is cancelled, I was looking forward to it, luckily there is the 1-day tournament that makes up for it. I will be in the crowd and think this should be a good show, hope to get some good pictures.

Yoshihiro Tomioka "Barbaro44" 10-4-3 vs. 3-1-1 Seigo Inoue
Yasuhito Namekawa 19-15-3 vs. 1-2-1 Carlos Toyota
Shigetoshi Iwase 7-9-2 vs. 12-4-3 Ken Hamamura
Toshiaki Kitada 7-3-0 vs. 4-4-2 Isao Terada
Yoshiyuki Nakanishi 2-0-0 vs. 1-1-0 Shunsuke Inoue)

Female Flyweight 1-Day tournament Semi-finals:
Satoko Shinashi 26-1-2 vs. 4-1-0 Fukuko Hamada
SACHI 3-2-0 vs. 0-1-0 Kayoko Nagashima

Middleweight Tournament:
-Ryuta Sakurai (15-13-4)
-Yuichi Nakanishi (6-7-3)
-Riki Fukuda (8-3-0)
-Daijiro Matsui (9-18-4)
-Eiji Ishikawa (14-14-2)
-Yuya Shirai (9-5-0)
-Sojiro Orui (5-1-4)

Here is the fight were Ryuta Sakurai lost his title to Ryo Chonan (now in the UFC).

This should be a pretty competitive tournament, my favorites for the title is Riki Fukuda and Ryuta Sakurai. Ryuta Sakurai's record looks pretty average, but be aware that since 2004 he has only lost to top fighters (Murilo Bustamante, Yushin Okami, Ryo Chonan and Paulo Filho).


Sumo Video - A Great Fight

Ok, I am not going to make a habit of this and I have considered whether to post this for a long time. But the last sumo tournament featured a great fight between 2 Yokozuna (grand champions). They met on the last day and were fighting it out for the Emprors Cup. This is the first time since 2002 (Musashimaru vs. Takanohana) that two Yokozuna meet on the last day to fight for the title.

Sumo went through a lot of controversy in 2007, but this should be a great start to 2008. Hope you enjoy the video. And yes... I am a big fan of Sumo as well as MMA...

Hakuho (on the left) is 192cm weight 155kg. Asashoryu (one of the greatest Yokozunas of all time) is 185cm and 145 kg.


2/14 SmackGirl - World ReMix Tournament 2008

This is the fight setup for SmackGirl on Valentines Day. Su Hi Ham is the last fighter in the Lightweight tournament. The Korean could cause problems for most of these fighters as long as the fights don’t go too much to the ground. Her most notable win was against Hisae Watanabe, a fight which was mostly fought on their feet.

The openweight tournament sees the addition of Tama-chan and Megumi Yabushita (both on a 4 fight losing streak). No doubt they will be looking to put a stop to the losing streak.

Should be a very good event!

Openweight Tournament Fights:
Hitomi Akano 11-5-0 vs. 13-13-0 Megumi Yabushita
Atsuko Emoto 1-1-0 vs. 16-13-0 “Tama-chan” Keiko Tamai

Lightweight Tournament Fights:
Megumi Fujii 13-0-0 vs. Cindy Hales 1-0-0
Kyoko Takabayashi 8-2-0 vs. Anna Michelle Tavarez (?)
Ayumi Saito "EDGE" 8-4-0 vs. Lisa Ward 10-3-0
Saori Ishioka 4-2-0 vs. 2-2-0 Su Hi Ham

Discovery Fights:
Masako Yoshida 13-12-5 vs. 2-1-0 Asami Kodera
HARUMI 0-6-0 vs. Megu

The tournament schedule is as follows:
2/14 Opening round
4/25 Semi-finals
7/24 Finals


3/28 Shooto - Back to Our Roots 8 - Baret Yoshida Returns!

Friday, 8 February 2008

The Shooto card for March 28 is looking very good. Today they confirmed Baret Yoshida's opponent for his return to shooto after 6 years absence. No doubt the fans will be looking forward to seeing him back. His opponent for the return? None other than Hatsu Hioki. This will be a fight I am really looking forward to!

Also on the card, Akitoshi Tamura puts his title on the line against Hideki Kadowaki. Kadowaki is no easy opponent, last year he choked out Rumina Sato with a Kadowaki-special. Can he do it agian?

Other fighters to mention, Tenkei Fujimiya, Lion Takeshi, Masakatsu Ueda (fighting Koetsu Okazaki!). I thought Back to Our Roots 7 was a pretty average card, but this one is awesome!

Main Event:
Akitoshi Tamura 11-5-2 vs. 12-7-2 Hideki Kadowaki

Baret Yoshida 5-5-1 vs. 14-3-1 Hatsu Hioki
Masakatsu Ueda 7-0-1 vs. 5-0-1 Koetsu Okazaki
Tenkei Fujimiya 7-2-2 vs. Hiroshi Nakamura

Rookie Lightweight Tournament:
Kenichiro Marui vs. Hiroshige Tanaka

Also participating:
"Lion" Takeshi Inoue 14-2-0


2/24 ZST .16

ZST will hold ZST .16 February 24. ZST always pulls out some good talents and this should be no exception. The event will be held in Shinjuku Face.

Yojiro Uchimura 4-1-0 vs. 3-4-5 Masayuki Okude
Masashi Takeda 9-3-0 vs. 3-3-1 Ryo Nakajima “Toraji”
Masanori Kanehara 7-2-5 vs. 5-2-4 Shunichi Shimizu
Kenji Nagai 2-6-1 vs. 1-1-0 Keisuke Onuma
Shinya Sato 7-12-6 vs. 5-0-1 Emerson Azuma
Hiroyuki Ota 6-4-3 vs. Toriyama Yoichiro
Hirotaka Tomiyama 0-5-0 vs. 1-0-0 Tetsuya Yamada
Yuichiro Yajima 5-4-1 vs. Hiroaki Okuna
Takanori Fujiwara vs. Tatsuya Uematsu

Also participating:
Tatsuhiko Nishizaka 3-1-0


Mark Hunt signs with...

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Mark Hunt signs with Hustle. As you might remember, Mark Hunt was a guest of the Pro-wresting organization last year. Now he has signed with them, and will make his debut as a pro-wrestler later this year.

What this means for his MMA career, I am not sure about, but mixing pro-wrestling and MMA is not unusual in Japan.



As I am sure you have noticed, there was a type-o originaly... I have very fat fingers (picture sausages with meatballs as fingertips) and wrote the name wrong.

If you are looking for news on Mark Munt, I am sorry, I have none....


Cage Force Tournament - Who is RYOTA?

One of the contestants in the bantamweight tournament I knew absolutely nothing about... Except the name, RYOTA.

Today, I decided to do some research to try to find out a bit about the "mystery" contestant in the Cage Force Bantamweight tournament.

His Cage Force profile (http://www.g-c-m.net/fighter/ryota/index.html)lists these facts:
-MMA Record 2-0-0 (1 KO (it's a TKO), and 1 submission)
-Kingdom grapple record 14-0-2 (12 submissions)
-2005 The Streetfighter Catch Wrestling champion
-2007 World catch wrestling runner up

His MMA fights are in DEEP: http://mma.client.jp/RYOTA.html
-DEEP 16 vs. Takehiko Ueno - Won by TKO, punches from back mountposition Round 1, 1:44
-DEEP 24 vs. Tsuyoshi (or Takeshi) Yamasaki - Won by arm-bar, Round 1,2:03

Both these fights were on the under-card, and not listed on Sherdog (Ihave not found any English sources that have recorded these fights).

The DEEP web-site still has the DEEP 24 results up.http://www.deep2001.com/24/index.html What to expect from Ryota... A very strong grappler, he is a bit unknowngoing in and it will be interesting to see how he goes against the more experienced MMA guys. His weakness, (I would expect) of course on hisfeet.

Keep your eyes on this guy! Cage Force proved last year that theyare good at discovering talent. Hopefully that should clear some of the "mystery" surrounding this fighter.


Yahya complains about the kick

Yahya has complained about the kick in the Yamoto "Kid" vs. Yahya NYE fight, FRG has decided to let the result stand.

Make of it what you want... The kick was illegal, there can be no doubt about that, and "Kid" pretty much had the fight sealed at that moment. In my mind that makes the kick unnecessary and the result should have been the same as the Misaki/Akiyama contest.



2/23 Shooto - Shooting Disc 4

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Shooto will have their Shooting Disc 4 event in Shinjuku Face later this month. The main event should be a very good fight. Also on the card, Hiroki Sato, the winner of last year's light-heavyweight rookie tournament, will try to go 4-0 against Murayama.

Yuki Shoujou 7-3-2 vs. 18-4-3 Mamoru Yamaguchi

Akihiro Murayama 8-2-4 vs. 3-0-0 Hiroki Sato
Ryuichi Miki 5-2-2 vs. 2-2-0 Kenji Hasoya
Shintaro Ishiwatari 4-1-2 vs. 3-1-0 Kazuhiro Ito
Masatoshi Kobayashi 2-5-0 vs. 2-4-0 Tomonori Taniguchi
Takehiro Ishii “Tiger” 5-5-2 vs. 2-2-0 Noboru “Shinpei” Tahara

Rookie Tournament fights:
Light weight: Hideki Nishino vs. Daiki Tsuchiya
Feather weight: Yuki vs. Nakashi
Light-heavy weight: Soujiro Iseki vs. 御子柴 直司
Feather weight: Masumi Tozawa 0-0-2 vs. 越智 Haruo


Shooto 2008 Rookie Tournament Set-up

No other post has taken me longer to prepare, so I hope it works out once I post this...

Anyway, here is the setup for the 2008 Rookie tournament. I have update the fight results for the fights that are already held, and the dates for the fights where it is determined. No doubt these tournaments will provide some good entertainment through the year.

The setup I have here is pretty much taken from the shooto site, just updated so I could get it in here. For the fighters I haven't been able to translate the names, hopefully I will be able to update that throughout the year.

■Flyweight/ 9 participants

      ┌─Mikio Yamakami
     │└┤Fighting 3.16
     │  └Gou Sato
   ││┌─Yusuke Sato
   │  └─1-1-0 Tatsuya Yamamoto
   │  ┌─ 0-1-0 Masuda “Bull” Teppei
   ││└─安芸 佳孝
     │┌─ 2-1-0 Junji Ito
       └─Kazuyuki Tori (Lost round 1, 1.26)

■Bantamweight/7 participants

     ┌─1-0-0 Fumihara Kitahara
   ││┌Fujita 成保
   │  └Hiroaki Ijima
   │  ┌Kentaro Watanabe
   │┌┤ Fighting 3.23
   ││└Jun Nakazoe
     │┌Tobizaru☆No.02 (Lost round 1, 1.26)
      └Aki Kota 1-0-0

■Featherweight/12 Participants

      ┌─Yuta Nezu
     ││┌Masumi Tozawa 0-0-2
     │└┤Fighting 2.23
     │  └越智 Haruo
   ││  ┌Yuki
   ││┌┤Fighting 2.23
   │  └─Eda “塾長”Kosuke
   │  ┌─蜉蝣
   │││┌George “Kawamata” Joestarジョースター
   ││└┤ Fighting 3.16
   ││ └Ito 裕亮
     │  ┌Keita Yoshida
     ││└Shunsuke Nomura

■Lightweight/13 participants

      ┌─Gamon Chokugeki
     ││┌Daiki Tsuchiya
     │└┤ Fighting 2.23
     │  └Hideki Nishino
   ││  ┌YOKOSAI
   │││└Mitsuru Kobayashi
   │  │┌Kenichiro Marui
   │  └┤ Fighting 3.28 
   │   └Hiroshige Tanaka
   │  ┌─Kasuhiro Kaneyama
   │││┌Issei Tamura
   ││  └Hiroaki Nakayama
     │  ┌Makoto Akazawa
     │┌┤ Fighting 3.23
     ││└Ono 虎眼 賢良
      └─Takuya Ota

■Welterweight/9 participants

       ┌─Nakashima 邦男
     ││┌Gipsy Taro
     │└┤Fighting 3.15
     │  └Hibiki Tamura
   ││┌─Hiroshi Sugimoto
   │└┤ Fighting 3.15
   │  └─Yasuaki Kishimoto
   │  ┌─Junpei Konno
   ││└─臼田 育男
     │┌─KG Shinto
     └┤Fighting 3.21
      └─Kazuya Satomoto

■Middleweight/6 participants

     ┌─Kume 鷹介
   ││┌Youichiro Sato
   │└┤ Fighting 3.21
   │  └Ishinaka 暢
   │  ┌Naoki Hirayama
   │┌┤ Fighting 3.21
   ││└小知和 晋
     └─Takuya Sato

■Light-Heavyweight/6 participants

     ┌─Chomorama 1/2
   ││┌Soujiro Iseki)
   │└┤Fighting 2.23
   │  └御子柴 直司
   │ ┌Aberu Tanaka
   │┌┤ Fighting 3.15
   ││└Fujikawa 展康


Cage Force 2008 Tournament - Bantamweight Participants

Monday, 4 February 2008

Cage Force have announced a futher 3 fighters for their Bantamweight tournament to start in April. None of the match-ups are comfirmed yet, but this should be a very interesting tournament.

Daichi Fujiwara 6-1-1

Taiyo Nakahara 8-6-0
Takeya Mizugaki 8-2-2
Paul McVeigh 12-4-0
Masahiro Oishi 17-9-7
Robson Moura 2-1-1
+ 1 More fighter

You can read my interview with Paul McVeigh here: http://mmamanjapan.blogspot.com/2008/01/paul-mcveigh-interview.html
The Featherweight participants are in this post: http://mmamanjapan.blogspot.com/2008/01/cage-force-2008-tournament-participants.html

These tournaments should hopefully two of many highlights in Japanese MMA this year.


3/5 Sengoku - Yoshida fights Barnett/Cyborg loses

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Sengoku has confrimed , Josh Barnett will take on Hihiko Yoshida. FightOpinon was the first site I read the rumors. A lot of sites (including me) thought Roger Gracie would be Yoshida's opponent.

This will be Barnett's long awaited return to MMA, but he has been competing in catch wrestling and will have a pro-wresting fight before this, so ring-rust should hopefully not be an issue. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIM BACK!

The Sengoku card is looking very strong!

"Cyborg" should be able to compete, but he lost to Gegard Mousashi by TKO in the 1st round on Friday. I have not seen the fight, so dont know too much. Sherdog has a report on it. Either way, he has just over 1 month to reset and get ready for another fight against another very tough opponent in Takimoto. "Cyborg" has lost 3 of his last 4 fights.

Sanae Kikuta 26-6-3 vs. 10-8-0 Phil Baroni
Makoto Takimoto 4-3-0 vs. 15-10-0 Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos
Kazuo Misaki 18-8-2 (1NC) vs. 13-1-1 Siyar Bahadurzada
Hidehiko Yoshida 7-5-1 vs. 20-5-0 Josh Barnett

Also participating:
-Ryo Kawamura 7-1-2
-Takanori Gomi 27-3-0
-Fabricio Monteiro (?) 16-6-0


2/3 ShootBoxing - Results Update

There has been some changes to the card. I will post the results later.

Kenji Kanei Def. Koichi Kikuchi by decision 3-0
Takashi Ono Def. Artur Jashkul by Guillotine Choke, Round 3, 1:04
Phantom Shinya Def. Akito (Akihito)Sakimura by decision 2-0
Takeshi Ishikawa Def. Jun Byung by decision 3-0
Alex Roberts Def. Keiichi Nishiwaki by KO, Round 1, 2:05
Akifumi Utakawa Def. ACT Yusuke by KO, Round 2, 2:04
Masahiro Iwashita Def. Mr.Kamikaze by decision 3-0
Daiki Kawakami Def. Shuhou Yamamoto by decision 3-0
Takaaki Umeno Def. Yoshiyume Chodo by decision 3-0
lena M15 Def. Misato Tomita by TKO Round 2, 1:49
Masanori Minato Def. Tomonori Suzuki by decision 2-1


2/11 Cage Force Eastern EX - Card Completed

Cage Force has finalized their card for February 11. The first 2 fighters for the Semi-Finals of the featherweight tournament will be determined here.

Also worth looking at is Monma, he made a good impression in last year's tournament and this time he is taking on Korean wrestler Hoon.

Semi-Final Cage Force Featherweight Tournament Round 1
"Wicky" Akiyo Nishiura 6-2-1 vs. 3-2-2 Jong Man Kim

Semi-Final Cage Force Featherweight Tournament Round 1
Takeshi Yamazaki 12-7-2 vs. 2-1-0 Daiki Ozaki

Fight #6 Welterweight 5min×3R
Hidetaka Monma 13-7-3 vs. Lee Yong Hoon

Fight #5 Lightweight 5min×3R
Mizuto Hirota 7-2-0 vs. 7-5-0 Johnny Frachey

Fight #4 Lightweight 5min×3R
Yoshihiro Koyama 8-2-1 vs. 4-5-2 Isamu Sugiuchi

Fight #3 Welterweight 5min×2R
Tetsuo Seto 4-1-1 vs. 1-1-0 Toshinari Takashima

Fight #2 Middleweight 5min×2R
Hiroki Ozaki 3-1-0 vs. 4-0-0 Norman Paraisy

Fight #1 Bantamweight 5min X 2R
Taiyo Nakahara 8-6-0 vs. 3-1-0 Motonobu Tezuka

Preliminary fight#2 Featherweight 5min×2R
Naohiro Mizuno 1-1-0 vs. Ryuta Sasaki

Preliminary fight#1 Featherweight 5min×2R
Wataru Suzukivs. 0-1-0 Manabu Watanabe


2/2 K-1 World Max 2008 - Results Live updates

Saturday, 2 February 2008

The fights are about to start, and I will update the results as the fights finish.

Final - Yasuhiro Kido Def. HAYATO by TKO (3 down), Round 1, 1:07
Buakaw Por. Pramuk Def. Yoshihiro Sato by decision (after extention) 2-1
HAYATO Def. Hiroyuki Maeda Doctor stop Round 1, 3:00
Yasuhiro Kido Def. Andy Olongun by decision 3-0
Yasuhito Shirasu Def. Kozo Mitsuyama by KO, Round 2, 2:46
HAYATO Def. Ryuji by decision 2-0
Hiroyuki Maeda Def. TATSUJI by KO ,Round 1 1:10
Yasuhiro Kido Def. Keiji Ozaki by decision 3-0
Andy Olongun Def. Yuya Yamamoto By decision 3-0
Artur Kyshenko Def. Shingo Garyu by KO, Round 1, 4:57

Youth Fights:
HIROYA Def. Robby Hageman by KO, Round 2, 2:05
Shota Shimada Def. Roy Tan by Decision 3-0
Kizaemon Saiga Def. Bappie “Baby Face” Tetteroo by KO, Round 2, 0:32


Hansen Fighting in the next HERO's

Friday, 1 February 2008

Speaking with MMA Weekly3 Joachim Hansen has confirmed that he is fighting in the next HERO's event, most likely to be held March 15. Also rumored to be on this card is the highly anticipated fight between Shinya Aoki and Gesias “JZ” Calvancante. In addition to fighters such as Denis Kang, "Dida" and Marcelo Garcia.

March is shaping up to be a very busy month for MMA fans.


2/2 K-1 World Max 2008 -Japan Tournament

All the fights for tomorrow's K-1 event in Tokyo:

Fight 10: Tournament Final - 3x3 min. 1R Ext.
Winner Fight 7 vs. Winner Fight 8

Fight 9: Super Fights - 3x3 min. 1R Ext.
Buakaw Por. Pramuk vs. Yoshihiro Sato
Fight 8: Tournament Semi-Final - 3x3 min. 1R Ext.
Winner Fight 4 vs. Winner fight 5
Fight 7: Tournament Semi-Final - 3x3 min. 1R Ext.
Winner Fight 2 vs. Winner fight 3
Fight 6: Tournament Reserve Fight - 3x3 min. 1R Ext.
Yasuhito Shirasu vs. Kozo Mitsuyama

Fight 5: Tournament Qtr. Final - 3x3 min. 1R Ext.
HAYATO vs. Ryuji
Fight 4: Tournament Qtr. Final - 3x3 min. 1R Ext.
TATSUJI vs. Hiroyuki Maeda
Fight 3: Tournament Qtr. Final - 3x3 min. 1R Ext.
Keiji Ozaki vs. Yasuhiro Kido

Fight 2: Tournament Qtr. Final - 3x3 min. 1R Ext.
Andy Olongun vs. Yuya Yamamoto
Fight 1: Superfight - 3x3 min. 1R Ext.
Artur Kyshenko vs. Shingo Garyu

Youth Fights:
HIROYA vs. Robby Hageman
Shota Shimada vs. Roy Tan
Kizaemon Saiga vs. Bappie “Baby Face” Tetteroo



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