1/18 Shooto Tradition 5 - BJ's Opponent & Fight Cancelled!

Friday 9 January 2009

Shooto have announced "BJ" Shinichi Kojima's opponent today. It is Jesse Taitano, and it should be a very good fight! It is a fight at bantam weight, and is a good oppurtunity for Jesse Taitano to get into the Shooto rankings. This is NOT a title fight.

Taitano is not new to taking on top Japanese fighters. Just over a year ago I was impressed by his performance in Cage Force 5, where he fought a very good fight (ended in a draw) against Shooto star Yasuhiro Urushitani.

The featherweight fight between So Tazawa and Katsuya Toida is taken off the card due to injury on Katsuya Toida, he would need about 1 month to recover.

Bantam: Shinichi "BJ" Kojima 9-3-4 vs. 4-1-0 Jesse Taitano

Feather: So Tazawa 8-3-3 vs. 10-9-3 Katsuya Toida

Previously announced:
Light: Hiroshi "Iron" Nakamura 5-3-4 vs. 10-6-1 Hayate Usui
Fly: Sakae Kasuya 4-3-3 vs. 3-5-2 Tomonori Taniguchi
Middle: Akihiro Yamazaki 10-2-1 vs. 全 龍左 Zon Yon Ze(?)
Welter: Yusuke Endo 12-2-1 vs. 13-5-1 Kotetsu Boku
Light: Shintaro Ishiwatari 6-1-2 vs. 4-7-0 Michihiro Omigawa
Feather: Junya Kudo "KODO" 6-2-2 vs. 5-4-1 Takahiro Hosoi
Bantam: Jin Akimoto 10-12-4 vs. 4-6-0 Ayumu "Gozo" Shioda


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