7/18 Shooto - Tradition 02 - PICTURES

Saturday, 26 July 2008


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Bit late in posting these, but MMA-Weekend took a lot out of me... This was an awesome event, and I can't wait for the next one. In the Rookie Tournament Usuda advanced after this choke on Konno.



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Mizuno and Tsuchiya had an excting fight, Mizuno takeing a majority decision.



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This fight was a bit strange... Nezu was dominating Ochi, when Ochi got this choke in. Nezu was unable to shake it and Ochi advances in the rookie tournament.



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"Mike" didnt improve on his record when he was stuck in this triangle. Luckily the ref was on top of it.



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Yamazaki vs. Hirayama was a very good fight. Hirayama slamming Yamazaki here. But the 2007 Rooki Tournament winner, Yamazaki took a majority decision.



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Even though Hirayama had some very good submission attempts.



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Shinya Murofushi has improved on his feet and is still very dangerous on the ground. A good decision win for him.



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Sasaki has the type of enterance you want to see in Japan. Shamizen music and a very traditional outfit.



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"Wicky" Akiyo won his fight against the Finnish fighter Matteus Lahdesmaki. Here an example of his guard.



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Shinya Aoki was cornering Togashi, in a JZ Calvan shirt...



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Endo won the Pacific title fight against Togashi.



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Main Event, BJ vs. Yamaguchi.



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The Champion surprised a few people when Yamaguchi's fro got caught up and BJ won by submission.

2 comments:

Michael 26 July 2008 at 13:27  

Great Pics. I love Wicky's stance...

JapanMMA 26 July 2008 at 14:55  

Thanks!

My seat was not as good as usual, so I worked hard for them! :)

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