3/28 Shooto - Back to Our Roots 8 - PICTURES

Saturday, 29 March 2008


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I was a little late and got there just in time for the Hioki vs. Yoshida fight. Hioki was confident as he entered the ring.





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Hioki was never really threatened in this fight. He used his reach when standing.




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And on the ground he was too strong for Baret this time.



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He was able to mount Baret Yoshida several times



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On one occation he had an arm-bar attempt that looked like it would end the fight, but Baret Yoshida showed a lot of skill in getting out of it.



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In the end, it was ground and pound that settled it for Hioki, an impressive TKO victory.



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Ueda vs. Okazaki was the first title fight of the night.



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Ueda was able to get the take downs, but unable to end the fight.



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In the end it was Ueda by decision.



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The main event saw champion Tamura take on Kadowaki.



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This was a very close fight.



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Kadowaki was able to get the take downs, but Tamura's guard was very good.



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On a couple of occations it looked as if Kadowaki was going to get caught in some kind of submission, but he was always able to escape.



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Kadowaki got the decsion and is the new Shooto Lightweight champion.



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And it was a very popular victory.

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