11/29 Shooto Tradition 4 - Results

Saturday, 29 November 2008



Just came home form the event, and it was a good one!! For the ones who have been waiting for the results.

Kadowaki came out like a champion, he tried his best on his feet and actually hit "Lion" a couple of times. As the rounds went on though, it went more and more the way of the challenger, and he got the decision in the end.

For me, the big fight was Ogikubo. I actaully thought he controlled most of the fight on the ground... The judges disagreed and gave them a draw. Which is hard to argue with, I guess...

"Mike" really showed his stuff in the 1st round, but as is too common... He gassed in the 2nd. He got a draw this time, but he will be back!!! "Mike" will get a win one of these days, it was exciting again today!

In the other BIG fights today, I was surprised how easy the favorites dealt with the issue... Nakakura dominated Casimir and Hioki dominated Rumina.

On another note, there were a couple of famous fighters there, Gomi was enjoying the fights, posing for pictures with fans. Also "Wicky" Akiyo was relaxing before his final in Cage Force next week! Both very nice guys, and "Wicky" is READY!


1. Nobuhiro "Mike" Hayakawa vs. Yuta Nezu DRAW
2. Taisuke Okuno Def. Daisuke "Hunt" Okumiya by Decision 3-0
3. Atsushi Takeuchi Def. Katsuya Murofushi by rear-naked choke Round 2 1:44
4. Yutaka Ueda Def. Jin Kazeta by TKO Round 1 3:23
5. So Tazawa vs. Hiromasa Ogikubo DRAW
6. Takashi Nakakura Def. Bendy Casimir by Rear-naked choke Round 1 4:58
7. Hatsu Hioki Def. Rumina Sato by TKO Round 1 3:32
8. "Lion" Takeshi Inoue Def. Hideki Kadowaki by decision 3-0

4 comments:

Al Yu,  29 November 2008 at 19:51  

Wow, Nakakura actually finished Casimir. I had Nak winning by a decision. I hope Sengoku and Dream realize how good of a fighter he is finally and pick him up.

bestrafer7,  30 November 2008 at 13:05  

Great results, minus Ogikubo not winning. Do you know when the event is airing on Samurai TV. I'm hoping to catch a live stream.

JapanMMA 30 November 2008 at 13:39  

Samurai Fighting TV is airing it December 6 at 22-24 in Japan.

bestrafer7,  1 December 2008 at 11:23  

Thanks. I finally got to the Samurai TV site. It wasn't working for a few hours yesterday, but I finally got it.

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