1/18 Shooto - Tradition 5

Sunday, 30 November 2008

At last night's event they also introduced some fights for the first Shooto event next year. This will be held in Differ Ariake, as suppose to the usual Korakuen Hall.

On the card will be super-veteran Jin Akimoto, Akimoto was a very good fighter. But after taking 2 years off, he has not recorded a win (thats 9 fights without a win!). Akimoto has faced good opponents though, and he should be favorite against "Gozo".

The money fight on this card is the fight between Endo and Boku though. This should be the main-event, even if it is not a title fight. Boku lost by decision to "Hellboy" in his last fight and is currently on a 2 fight losing streak. Yusuke Endo is the current Pacific Rim Shooto Champion, and he will be facing a former champion. This is a non-title fight though.

Announced:
Welter: Yusuke Endo 12-2-1 vs. 13-5-1 Koutetsu Boku
Feather: Junya "KODO" Kudo 6-2-2 vs. 5-4-1 Takahiro Hosoi
Bantam: Jin Akimoto 10-12-4 vs. 4-6-0 Ayumu "Gozo" Shioda

5 comments:

bestrafer7,  30 November 2008 at 08:43  

I can't wait for this event and Endo/Boku will be great. Best fight in 09?

JapanMMA 30 November 2008 at 09:36  

Its a HUGE fight to kick 2009 off, thats for sure!

ilostmydog,  1 December 2008 at 10:17  

It's not four years away from Shooto for Boku. He fought Togashi in Feb '07 at the first of the 'Back to our Roots' shows.

bestrafer7,  1 December 2008 at 11:24  

A very big fight with two of my favorite fighters.

JapanMMA 1 December 2008 at 14:00  

ilostmydog,

You are right, I forgot and missed that one...

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