Shoot Boxing Battle Summit Ground Zero Tokyo 2013 went down in Japan today, crowning a 2013 65kg S-Cup Champion while also pitting Andy Souwer against Australian Steve Moxon. There were a number of bigger fights on the card, including Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima against Shoot Boxing legend Hirooki Shishido, Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Toby Imada in a special attraction MMA rules bout, a retirement ceremony for Satoru Suzuki, Ai Takahashi and RENA were also in action.
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- Shinsuke Hirai (R1 - TKO) Kazuki Tamagawa
- 65kg S-Cup Reserve: UMA (R1 - TKO) Rood
- Ai Takahashi (R3 - Dec.) Miyo Yoshida
- 65kg S-Cup R1: Hiroaki Suzuki (R2 - TKO) Mohan Dragon
- 65kg S-Cup R1: YUKI (R1 - TKO) Seiji Takahashi
- 65kg S-Cup R1: Michihiro Omigawa (R3 - Dec.) Yuki Hiroshi Kimaya
- 65kg S-Cup R1: Akiyo "Wicky" Nishiura (R3 - Dec.) MASAYA
- HINATA (R3 - Dec.) Josh Jauncey
- Kuniyoshi Hironaka (R2 - TKO) Bovy Sor. Udomson
- RENA (R3 - Dec.) Wei-Ting Chen
- 65kg S-Cup R2: Hiroaki Suzuki (R3 - Dec.) Yuki
- 65kg S-Cup R2: Michihiro Omigawa (R3 - Dec.) Akiyo "Wicky" Nishiura
- MMA: Hiroyuki Takaya (R3 - Draw) Toby Imada
- Yuichiro Nagashima (R3 - Dec.) Hirooki Shishido
- Andy Souwer (R3 - Dec.) Steve Moxon
- 65kg S-Cup Finals: Hiroaki Suzuki (R2 - TKO) Michihiro Omigawa
Dave Walsh has been covering MMA and Kickboxing since 2007 before changing his focus solely to Kickboxing in 2009, launching what was the only English-language site dedicated to giving Kickboxing similar coverage to what MMA receives. He was the co-founder of HeadKickLegend and now LiverKick. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works as a writer of all trades.
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