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Krush Results: Urabe, Sato Victorious

Urabe LeeResults are in from this weekend's Krush First Champion Tournament Round 2 show, and while the favorites did win in the big fights, things didn't go as smoothly as some may have expected.

In the main event, Yoshihiro Sato squeaked by Shemsi Beqiri via split decision victory.  Scores were 30-28, 29-28, 28-29.  I have to consider that a moral victory for Beqiri, who was making his Japanese debut here.  Going to a split decision with the top 5 ranked Sato in front of a Japanese crowd should be a great boost for the 24 year old Beqiri, and will hopefully open the doors for him to return to Japan this year.  Beqiri had an excellent and very busy 2010, going a whopping 10-2 including a tournament win in Klash and a 2nd trip to a Klash tournament final.  He definitely has earned a shot at K-1 MAX - let's hope he gets it in 2011.

In the semi-main event, Koya Urabe (pictured) edged out Son Hyun Lee, though it took an extension round for Urabe to claim the unanimous decision win.  Urabe is on a great win streak and is clearly establishing himself as the man to beat in Japan at the 63kg ranks.  With this win he moves onto the tournament semi-finals, where he will be the heavy favorite.  Good performance from Lee as well, who was coming in off his K-1 MAX win over Kizaemon Saiga.  Expect to see him on K-1 shows coming out of Korea this year.

Speaking of Kizaemon Saiga, the brash youngster also advanced in the tournament, defeating Naoki Terazaki by unanimous decision.  In the other tournament fights, Takuya Shirahama defeated Yuki Yamamoto by unanimous decision after an extension round, and Ryuji Kajiwara scored a unanimous decision win over TaCa.  Saiga, Urabe, Shirahama, and Kajiwara will now meet in the semi-final and final rounds, both to be held on March 19, with the winner becoming the first ever Krush 63kg champion.

In non-tournament action, former K-1 MAX Final 4 competitor Yuya Yamamoto added another KO win to his belt.  This one came at the expense of Masahiro Watanabe, who Yamamoto KO'd in the 2nd.  While Yuya had some struggles in K-1 MAX through 2010, he still puts on very entertaining fights and remains a threat at 70kg.

Also in the 70kg division, Yuji Nashiro decisioned Daisuke Tsutsumi.  Both Yamamoto and Nashiro will likely be involved in the Krush 70kg tournament beginning April 30, and both could be early favorites depending on the field.

Filing out the results: Kenta KO'd Hidetora in the 2nd, Yu Hirono defeated Takuma Konishi via unanimous decision, Yoshi KO'd Asamisaurus in the 2nd, and Yuzo Suzuki took a unanimous decision win over Minato Kato.

Next show for Krush is the March 19 event featuring the 55kg, 60kg, and 63kg semi-finals and finals in what should be a superb night of action.

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Jomthong Chuwattana and Jaroenchai Audonmuang Rematch

Jomthong Chuwattana beat Jaroenchai Audonmuang in a rematch this January 6th in Bangkok, Thailand. Jomthong normally fights below 130 lb, while Jaroenchai is ranked in the lightweight 135 lb division at both Rajadamnern and Lumpini. Jaroenchai is a former Rajadamnern champion at 135 lb lightweight.

This fight was contested with Jomthong at 133 lb and Jaroenchai at 138 lb. Jaroenchai's allowance in weight reflects Jomthong's more consistent performances in recent years. Jomthong has consistently been in the top ranks at the stadiums, while moving slowly up in weight, and currently holds the Rajadamnern strap at super featherweight 130 lb.

Full Resuts:

Vigo Sor Phenprapa def. Kaiyasit Chuwattana (profiled on My Muay Thai), TKO Rd 3

Dendanai PK Stereo def. Sakuntong Tor Ponchai, Points

Kompayak Chuwattana def. Aranchai Kiatpataraphan, TKO Rd 4

Jomthong Chuwattana def. Jaroenchai Audonmuang, Points

 

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Videos are not yet up for the January 6th, 2011 card, but t63t94 has video of an earlier meeting between Jomthong and Jaroenchai on August 2nd, 2007:

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Dynamite!! Live Results

Dynamite 2010Dynamite!! 2010 is currently on air at HDNet.  As it airs, we'll be updating all the results here.  A note - the HDNet broadcast is actually on a bit of a delay from the live action, but we'll be giving results as they air on HDNet.

#1 - BOB SAPP v. SHINICHI SUZUKAWA - No Fight

This fight was cancelled shortly before the event started because Sapp pulled out.  Which I guess is a new personal record for Sapp and how quickly he can get the fight over with.  No slap of Inoki fighting spirit for the Beast tonight.

#2 - ANDY OLOGUN def. KATSUAKI FURUKI - Unanimous Decision

A pretty close fight, with Ologun hurting Furuki at the very end of the 3rd and maybe winning it there.

#3 - KAZUYUKI MIYATA def. CAOL UNO - Unanimous Decision

Miyata does his thing, outwrestling Uno to a win.  He also threw a nice suplex in round 3, so that's something.

#4 - HIDEO TOKORO def. KAZUHISA WATANABE - Armbar, Rd. 3

This was ALL Tokoro, who tried roughly 274 submissions before finally locking one all the way in and tapping Watanabe.  The MAX fighter was spirited as he always is, but didn't have much to offer except energy.

#5 - HIROSHI IZUMI def. MINOWAMAN - Ground & Pound, Rd. 3

Yeesh, not a great showing here from Minowaman.  An all around somewhat lackluster fight, with Minowaman totally controlled and ineffective.  Remember folks - Minowaman vs. Super Hulks?  Good.  Minowaman vs. regular opponents?  Not entertaining.

#6 - SERGEI KHARITONOV def. TATSUYA MIZUNO - KO, Rd. 1

True to Kharitonov's new K-1 aspirations, this was all standing, with Kharitonov stalking Mizuno before crushing him with nasty punches and a kneesto put Mizuno out cold.  Brutal.

#7 - GEGARD MOUSASI def. KYOTARO - Unanimous Decision

Upset win for Mousasi here as he takes out his 2nd K-1 Japanese superstar.  Mousasi dropped him in the 2nd to take the win.  And thanks for the shout out Voice - right back at you!

#8 - YUICHIRO NAGASHIMA def. SHINYA AOKI - KO, Rd. 2

After an awkward first round of Aoki stalling, Nagashima landed a hard knee to open the MMA round, knocking the Dream champion out.  Very impressive showing from Nagashima, and a great redemption for K-1.

#9 - ALISTAIR OVEREEM def. TODD DUFFEE - KO, Rd. 1

It took The Reem just 19 seconds to stop former UFC fighter Todd Duffee with a barrage of blows, ending the American's night quickly, and earning the new Interim Dream Heavyweight title in the process.

#10 - SATOSHI ISHII def. JEROME LE BANNER - Unanimous Decision

Good fight here, but Ishii was able to control much of the action, turning in an impressive 3rd round where he almost finished JLB with a kimura.  Fans booed the decision, but it seemed right to me.

#11 - MARIUS ZAROMSKIS def. KAZUSHI SAKURABA - Doctor Stoppage, Rd. 1

With Sakuraba, you knew this could get ugly, and that's sadly what happened.  Saku's massively caulifowered ear first popped, then partly tore away from his skull, forcing the doctors to stop the fight before it even got started.

#12 - TETSUYA YAMATO v. AKIYO "WICKY" NISHURA - Majority Draw

This K-1 rules fight was an entertaining, if somewhat sloppy affair.  Both men were even going into the 3rd round, and for this fight there were no extension rounds.  Yamato connected late in the round, but it wasn't enough to get the win.  One judge gave the bout to Yamato, with the other two ruling it a draw.

#13 - JASON HIGH def. HAYATO "MACH" SAKURAI - Split Decision

I have to be honest, this was a technically sound fight with a good ending, but 13 fights in, it wasn't all that memorable.  High gets the split decision win using his superior wrestling.

#14 - TATSUYA KAWAJIRI def. JOSH THOMSON - Unanimous Decision

Thomson tried, but this was all Kawajiri.  The Crusher turned in one of his career best performances, dominating Thomson in a way very few have ever done before and taking the definitive decision

#15 - HIROYUKI TAKAYA def. BIBIANO FERNANDES - Unanimous Decision

A good contest in the main event between two very evenly matched fighters, but it was Takaya who consistently pushed ahead just a bit, winning exchanges on the feet and on the ground to get the decision win.  Takaya now claims the Dream FW championship to cap off a great 2010 for the fighter.


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Soul of Fight: Hioki, Buakaw Win

Buakaw Soul of FightEarlier today was the SRC marathon year end show, Soul of Fight.  In the main event, Hatsu Hioki defeated Marlon Sandro for the SRC Featherweight title in a bout reports are calling a potential fight of the year.  Hioki and Sandro battled it out for a full 5 rounds before Hioki took the unanimous decision victory.  Sandro came in with incredible momentum riding a string of big KO's, while Hioki had come back strong from a controversial 2009 loss to Michihiro Omigawa.  Most pundits predicted Sandro taking this one, but Hioki turned in an amazing, career-defining performance that stopped Sandro dead in his tracks.  With that win, Hioki will jump into the top 5 rankings at FW, making him one of Japan's top talents right now.

In the biggest fight of the night for kickboxing fans, Buakaw Por. Pramuk faced K-1 MAX Final 16 fighter Hiroki Nakajima.  Buakaw easily controlled his younger opponent, dominating Nakajima en route to a unanimous decision win.  Also in stand-up action, Genki Yamamoto fell to Kanongsuk Weerasakreck via unanimous decision under Muay Thai rules in a bout that sounds brutal.

The entire card was epic, with over 20 fights, so there were a lot of highlights.  A few notable results to point out:

-Maximo Blanco continued his impressive run through SRC, although he faced stiff competition from Won Sik Park.  Blanco took a close decision in a tough fight.

-Yoshihiro Maeda bounced back from a rough year in Dream by defeating former SRC champion Masanori Kanehara by stoppage in the 1st round.  Most reports say the stoppage was a bit early in this wild fight.

-Ryo Chonan faced late replacement Taisuke Okuno, and was unfortunately caught early, being KO'd in just 19 seconds to an Okuno punch.

No video available just yet, but MMA Fighting's Daniel Herbertson has a great breakdown of all the action.

Full results are as follows:

Sotaro Yamada def. Yi Sak Kim via TKO (Punches) Round 1 - 1:40
Kiyotaka Shimizu def. Ichiro Sugita via Decision (Split)
Yukio Sakaguchi def. Jin Suk Jung via Decision (Unanimous)

Hitomi Akano def. Roxanne Modafferi via forfeit
Erika Kamimura
def. Chiharu by TKO (Elbow) - Round 1
Fabiano Cyclone
def. Andrew Peck by TKO (Elbow) - Round 2
Kazuki Osawa
def. Chang Seob Lee by TKO (Punches) - Round 1
Norihiro "Musashi" Miyamoto
vs. Hiroki Komata - Majority Draw
Kanongsuk Weerasakreck
def. Genki Yamamoto by Unanimous Decision
Arashi Fujiwara
def. Mutsuki Ebata by Unanimous Decision
Yutaro Yamauchi
vs. Go Yokoyama - Split Draw
Yusuke Ikei
def. Shintaro Matsukura by TKO (Knee) - Round 1
Hironobu Ikegami
vs. Yuji Tanaka - Majority Draw

Misaki Takimoto def. Amy Davis via Decision (Split)
Rin Nakai def. Mika Harigai via Submission (Keylock) Round 1 - 2:09
Shunichi Shimizu def. Manabu Inoue via Decision (Unanimous)
Taiyo Nakahara def. Akitoshi Tamura via DQ (Low Blows) Round 1 - 2:07
Dave Herman def. Yoshihiro Nakao via Decision (Unanimous)
Mamed Khalidov def. Yuki Sasaki via TKO (Punches) Round 1 - 2:22
Jadamba Narantungalag def. Kazunori Yokota via KO (Punch)     Round 1 - 2:03
Keita Nakamura def. Yasubey Enomoto via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Round 2 - 3:48
Maximo Blanco def. Won Sik Park via Must Decision (Unanimous)
Taisuke Okuno def. Ryo Chonan via KO (Punch) Round 1 - 0:19
Yoshiro Maeda def. Masanori Kanehara via TKO (Punches) Round 1 - 1:27
Megumi Fujii def. Emi Fujino via Decision (Unanimous)
Kazuo Misaki def. Mike Seal via TKO (Punches) Round 1 - 1:15
Hatsu Hioki def. Marlon Sandro via Decicion (Unanimous)

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K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Finals Results

 

K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final

Dec. 11, 2010

Tokyo, Japan

Ariake Colisseum

 

1. Tsutomu Takahagi (R3 - Unanimous Dec.) Hidekazu Kimura

2. Reserve Fight: Ewerton Teixeira (R3 - Unanimous Dec.) Errol Zimmerman

3. Quarterfinals: Peter Aerts (R1 - KO/High Kick) Mighty Mo

4. Quarterfinals: Semmy Schilt (R3 - Unanimous Dec.) Kyotaro

5. Quarterfinals: Gokhan Saki (Ext.R - Unanimous Dec.) Daniel Ghita

6. Quarterfinals: Alistair Overeem (R3 - Unanimous Dec.) Tyrone Spong

7. Hesdy Gerges (R1 - TKO) Yusuke Fujimoto

8. Semi finals: Peter Aerts (R3 - Majority Dec.) Semmy Schilt

9. Semi finals: Alistair Overeem (R1 - TKO) Gokhan Saki

10. Singh Jaideep (R1 - TKO) Sergey Kharitonov

11. Finals: Alistair Overeem (R1 - KO) Peter Aerts

 

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