Monday, 10 August 2009
Shooto had put together a very interesting card for their 1st GIG Saitama card. The main event was a catchweight fight at 54kg between the #1 ranked flyweight, "Shinpei" Tahara and Jessie Taitano from Guam.
A lot of the fans had come to see the Shooto Legend Rumina Sato in a grappling fight with Yoshiko Matsumoto, in a fight that went the distance. Matsumoto pulled out the points victory.
"Tiger" Ishii pulled off a small surprise as he submitted the very talented and popular Mikitoshi Yamagami.
Guy Delameau is back on the winning side of things after a KO win over Komei Okada, who has had a tough couple of years.
9. 54kg: Noboru "Shinpei" Tahara Def. Jessie Taitano by Decision 3-0
8. Fly: Takehiro "Tiger" Ishii Def. Mikitoshi Yamagami by Kimura Round 1 4:21
7. Grappling - Light: Yoshihiko Matsumoto Def. Rumina Sato by point 6-2
6. Welter: Guy Delameau Def. Komei Okada by KO Round 2 3:44
5. Light: Hidenori Nishino Def. Masaki Yanagisawa by Decision 3-0
4. Light: Kosuke Kindaichi Def. Toshiaki Hayasaka by KO Round 1 4:49
3. Female - Fly: Izumi Noguchi vs. "Windy" Tomomi Sunabe Draw
2. Fly: Shuichiro Okumura Def. Kazuyuki Yoshida by rear-naked choke Round 1 2:36
1. Bantam: Yosuke Saruta Def. Takahiro Kobori by TKO Round 1 3:06