Saturday, 8 August 2009
Pancrase held their traditional Neo-Blood Tournament finals at this event, but this card had a lot more to offer.
Josh Barnett entered the ring after fight #7, and addressed the crowd saying that he would like to fihgt next time he entered the Pancrase ring. He also said that he will fight in IGF tomorrow.
There were 2 title fights as well, Maximo Blanco won not unexpectedly against Katsuya Inoue. I believe Inoue has a style that suits the powerful wrestler that Maximo is. Maximo is then the first Sengoku training fighter to claim a MMA title.
The other title fight was the veteran Izuru Takeuchi taking on Laughter7's Takenori Sato. This fight ended in a draw, with Takeuchi holding on to his title.
The main event saw Pancrase star Yuki Kondo take on Korean Kim Ki-Beom. Kondo took a strong win. He addressed the crowd thanking them for coming.
Main-Event Middle: Yuki Kondo Def. Kim Ki-Beom by TKO Round 1 1:52
11. Middleweight King of Pancrase Title Fight:
Izuru Takeuchi (Champion) vs. Takenori Sato Draw
10. Lightweight King of Pancrase Title Fight:
Maximo Blanco Def. Katsuya Inoue by TKO Round 2 4:38
9. Light: Koji Oishi Def. Felipe Olivieri by Decision 2-0
8. Feather: Kenji Arai Def. Takumi Murata by Decision 3-0
7. Welter: Masahiro Toryu vs. Kosei Kubota Draw (1-0)
6. Feather: Tashiro "Akai" Nishiuchi vs. Tomonari Kanomata Draw (1-0)
5. Light: Eriya Matsuda Def. Kenichi Serizawa by TKO Round 1 2:02
Neo-Blood Tournament Finals:
4. Light: Isao Kobayashi Def. Hiroshi Toyama by TKO Round 1 2:02
3. Feather: Shigeyuki Uchiyama Def. Yo Saito by Decision 3-0
2. Bantam: Ryota Sasaki Def. Nobuhiro Yoshitake by decision 3-0
1. Fly: Kiyotaka Shimizu Def. Yuichiro Yajima by Decision 3-0