Krush has decided to air tonight's Krush-EX 2012 vol.5 event live on Japanese streaming site live.nicovideo.jp.
Because of this, LiverKick will be able to bring you live results of the event, which features 70kg Tournament Finalist Yutaro Yamauchi and 63kg standout Keiji Ozaki.
70kg: Yutaro Yamauchi def. KEN by 3rd round Majority Decision.
After an even two rounds, the two both went for broke in the final round, with Yamauchi getting the better of the exchanges, especially in the last minute, to pull away in the eyes of two of the judges and earned himself his first win in over a year. It wasn't his best performance by any means, but KEN came out thinking upset and Yamauchi was able to get past him.
63kg: Keiji Ozaki def. Masanobu Goto by 3rd round Unanimous Decision.
The first round was even, with Goto landing to Ozaki's head and Ozaki scoring with a constant attack of leg kicks. The second round saw Ozaki start to land with his bread and butter, spinning techniques, and after connecting with a head kick, Ozaki was able to drop Goto with a spinning back fist. Another spinning backfist at the end of the round gave him a 10-7 second. In the third, Goto looked to have found his stride again, but Ozaki continued to land with spinning back kicks to the body, ultimately getting a standing 8 before dropping Goto again with another huge spinning back fist. Good win for the struggling Ozaki.
55kg: Takeru def. Yuya Suzuki by 2nd round TKO at 2:59.
Takeru didn't let Suzuki do much offensively by pressuring with his own offense and dropped Suzuki at the end of both rounds, with Suzuki unable to get up from the last knockdown.
55kg: Namito Izawa def. Yo-Hei by 2nd round TKO (leg kicks) at 1:50.
Izawa recognized in the first that Yo-hei wasn't checking leg kicks, so he kept throwing them and nearly got a down to end the round. He finished it off in the second.
60kg: Leona Pettas def. Yoshikazu Isobe by 2nd round TKO (corner stoppage) at 0:25.
Pettas was all over Isobe in the first round and had him hurt nearly the entire round, but only managed one knockdown. Pretty much as soon as the 2nd started, Pettas connected with some hard shots and Isobe's corner threw in the towel.
55kg: Ryuji Horio def. Shi-mo by 3rd round Majority Decision.
46kg: Yuka def. Emi Matsushita by 3rd round Unanimous Decision.
Thailand vs. Asia 2012, a continuation of the Thailand vs. Challengers series, went down last week in Malaysia. Featured on the card were some pretty good match-ups, including Pechumpholl vs. Ali Yaakob, Leo Monteiro vs. Jom Kitti, and Armin Pumpanmuang vs. Faizal Ramli.
In the night’s main event, Armin Pumpanmuang, considered one of the most promising Thai’s at 70 kg, dominated Faizal Ramli, a hometown favorite, in a lopsided decision victory. This was an interesting fight on paper as Armin was coming off a very poor performance against Raphaël Llodra in September. However, Ramli didn’t seem to have an answer for anything Armin threw at him and spent most of the match complaining about the ring.
In the event’s lone superfight, Leo Monteiro dropped a decision to Jom Kitti. Leo, who was originally supposed to take on Tetsuya Yamato in September, couldn’t find a home for most of his punches or body kicks. Jom used his experience to outlast the taller Brazilian, staying against the ropes for the majority of the rounds, nullifying Monteiro’s attacks and dominating the clinch.
Ali Yaakob contributed the lone win for Asia against Petchumpholl. Ali clearly had the better cardio of the two and outworked the Thai with quick leg-kicks en-route to a decision victory. Yaakob is considered one of the best at 55 kg in Asia, and I would like to see him take the step up to 60 kg. He might be someone to look out for in the future.
Full Event Results
Yaya def. Kudin by TKO in Round 2.
Changpuek def. Liu Xiang Ming by KO in Round 2.
Ali Yaakob def. Pechumpholl by decision.
Madsua def. Mostafa Abdollahi by decision.
Jom Kitti def. Leo Monteiro by decision.
Armin Pumpanmuang def. Faizal Ramli by decision.
Yes, it is that time yet again for live results. This time feels a bit special as this is the first time in two years now that we will be seeing a K-1 Heavyweight tournament event originating live in Japan. It is airing on Ustream/Spike TV's website for free. Yes, for free. Follow us on Twitter as well (@LiverKickdotcom and @RianScalia).
Stay tuned to LiverKick for live results.
Zhou Zhi Peng (R2 - TKO) Koutaro Mori - Zhou simply applied too much pressure and used his hands effectively against Mori, who was working his kicks.
James Wilson (R3 - Draw) Rick Roufus - Absolute garbage decision here. Roufus outclassed the larger fighter by controlling the ring and landing kicks. Originally announced an extension round, and then said no extra round, just a draw. Weird.
Benjamin Adegbuyi (R1 - TKO [Injury]) Jafar Ahmadi - Decent bit of a fight, then Ahmadi's hand came down onto Benny's leg and apparently broke his hand. He shook his hand in the corner and took a 10 count.
Pavel Zhuravlev (R3 - Dec.) Saulo Calavari - Good back-and-forth with Saulo showing flashes of brilliance, but was simply outclassed by Pavel. Oddly enough, they listed Pavel as being from Russia, not the Ukraine.
Changhyun Lee (R3 - Dec.) Genji Umeno - Amazing, amazing fight. Just go and watch this one, I don't feel like I can do it justice right now.
Ben Edwards (R2 - KO) Raul Catinas - Both men were looking to murder the other in round 1, but between rounds it became clear that Catinas was completely gassed out. Edwards slugged Catinas out and then pushed him over for the ref to count him down.
Jarrell Miller (R3 - Dec.) Arnold Oborotov - This was kicks vs. punches and Jarrell's punches put Oborotov down in R1. Round 2 saw Oborotov look a bit better, but round three was all Miller.
Zabit Samedov (R1 - KO) Xavier Vigney - This fight was brutal. Samedov is a seasoned veteran and Xavier Vigney is fresh out of high school with one professional fight under his belt. It felt irresponsible of K-1 to put Vigney in a position like this. After Vigney was hit once he fell apart and went down three times, his corner throwing in the towel right before the third.
Hesdy Gerges (R3 - Dec.) Sergei Lascenko - This fight was exactly what you'd expect of it. Hesdy is the easy favorite for the whole tournament now.
Ismael Londt (R3 - Dec.) Singh Jaideep - This fight was also exactly what you'd expect of it. Londt gassed out, Jaideep hit like he was trying not to break an egg.
Makoto Uehara (R3 - Dec.) Hiromi Amada - Yeah.
Catalin Morosanu (R3 - Dec.) Paul Slowinski - Slowinski looked good early on, but Morosanu kept throwing bombs until they did him favors in round 3. Two knockdowns in R3 told the story.
Mirko Cro Cop (R3 - Dec.) Randy Blake - Randy Blake simply had no answer for Cro Cop and was connecting here and there, but proved to not have the power to make a difference. Late in the third Randy suckerpunched Cro Cop, which sadly for him, did little damage. Cro Cop walks away with the win.