Monday, 20 July 2009
The 1st GIG Saitama card is ready, and the honor of the main event goes to "Shinpei" Tahara vs. Jessie Taitano. This will be a catchweight fight and should be a very interesting match-up of a top flyweight and a fighter climbing the bantamweight ranking.
Also added to the card is a grappling fight between Rumina Sato and Yoshihiko Matsumoto. Rumina has been struggling in the ring lately, and has been mixing it up with a bit of ShootBoxing, but he is a star in Shooto and I am sure there will be lots of fans wanting to see him grapple agian.
Over all a good Saitama GIG card, these are more about promoting up and coming fighters, and this card should do just that.
9. 54kg: Noboru "Shinpei" Tahara 6-3-1 vs. 5-3-2 Jessie Taitano
8. Fly: Mikitoshi Yamagami 3-1-0 vs. 5-7-2 Takehiro "Tiger" Ishii
7. Grappling - Light: Rumina Sato vs. Yoshihiko Matsumoto
6. Welter: Guy Delameau 9-5-1 vs. 5-9-2 Komei Okada
5. Light: Hidenori Nishino 2-3-2 vs. 6-6-1 Masaki Yanagisawa
4. Light: Toshiaki Hayasaka 0-4-0 vs. 0-0-1 Kosuke Kindaichi
3. Female - Fly: Izumi Noguchi 5-5-0 vs. 12-10-0 "Windy" Tomomi Sunabe
2. Fly: Kazuyuki Yoshida 0-3-0 vs. Shuichiro Okumura
1. Bantam: Yosuke Saruta 0-2-0 vs. Kotetsu