4/29 M-1 Challenge 3rd Edition Japan - Results

Wednesday, 29 April 2009



First off, apologies for not being able to stream the event, as I had promised. The reason, as I mentioned yesterday was the rights in a couple of countries. I was not able to set up a something to exclude those viewers from my site. I hope most fans have been able to view the event, if not it will be streaming at the M-1 site for 24 hours so the fans can watch it. On Monday 4th May they will also show the Aoki vs. Fedor fight on same site.

I was not able to see much of the event, but what I saw looked very good. A few of my friends were in the crowd and enjoyed the event. It was clear that there has been an increase in the popularity of these events.

The team from across the Pacific, USA Team West has made the headlines. Defeating the Koreans 5-0 is a very good performance.

UK Def. Japan 4-1
Over 92kg: Rob Broughton Def. Yusuke Kawaguchi by Decision
92kg: Tom Blackledge Def. Tatsuya Mizuno by rear-naked choke Round 1 3:22
84kg: Matt Thorpe Def. Yusuke Masuda by rear-naked choke Round 2 1:30
76kg: Simon Phillips Def. Hidehiko Hasegawa by KO Round 1 0:20
70kg: Luiz Andrada Def. Ian "M-16" Butlin by arm-bar Round 1 2:30

Exhibition Fight - Sambo Rule:
Shinya Aoki vs. Fedor Emelianenko no result

Superfight:
84kg: Karl "Psycho" Amoussou Def. Kazuhiro Hamanaka by KO (knee) Round 1 0:23

USA Team West Def. Korea 5-0
Over 92kg: Shane Del Rosario Def. Lee Sang Soo by KO Round 1 2:27
92kg: Raphael Davis Def. Jae Young Kim by TKO Round 2 3:45
84kg: Giva Santana Def. Min Suk Heo by arm-bar round 1 4:05
76kg: Fabio Negao Def. Myeon Ho Bae by Decision
70kg: David Jansen Def. Nam Yuichul by Decision

Spain Def. France 3-2
Over 92kg: Rogent Lloret Def. Soufian Elgarne by katagatame Round 1 2:44
92kg: Christian M'Pumbu Def. Enoc Solves by arm-bar Round 1 4:59
84kg: Christophe Daffreville Def. Rayco Zebenzui Romero Silva by rear-naked choke Round 1 2:48
76kg: Abner Lloveras Def. Gael Grimaud by Decision
70kg: Jose Luiz Zapater Aguirre Def. Maktar Gueye by DQ

Opening Fights:
70kg: Kosuto Umeda Def. Muneyuki Sato by Decision 3-0
65kg: Tomoaki Ueyama Def. Yu Hosokawa by TKO Round 1 2:56

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