Saturday, 30 January 2010
KOTC held their first event in Japan earlier today. It was a very good card, and the Japanese fighters really cleaned up!
The main event saw Shooto veteran Mamoru handle the undefeated Baca, and eventually getting a rear naked choke win. He is now the KOTC junior flyweight champion.
Kotetsu Boku got a good win over the former KOTC lightweight champion, Toney Harvey.
Toby Imada got a good win over Daisuke Hanazawa, in one of the few fights where the American fighter came out on top.
King of the Cage World Junior Flyweight Championship:
Mamoru Yamaguchi def. Frank Baca by rear-naked choke Round 2 1:54
Light: Kotetsu Boku def. Tony Hervey by Unanimous Decision
Welter: Toby Imada def. Daisuke Hanazawa by TKO Round 2 0:29
Female: Roxanne Modafferi def Molly Helsel by rear-naked choke Round 2 3:18
Bantam: Tatsuya Sou def Shigeki Matsuda by TKO Round 2 3:48
86.4kg: Shungo Oyama Def. Mike Wimmer by heelhold Roun1 1:07
Open: Koji Kanechika def Jerry Vrbanovic by Decision 3-0
Jerry Nelson Def. Shinsho Anzai by decision 2-1
Feather: Shinya Kumazawa def. Steve Hecht by Armbar Round 1 1:14
Light: Tsuyoshi Tamaki def. Bryon Schnell by rear-naked choke Round 3 2:28
Some pictures from the event, from Sportsnavi:
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