Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sengoku's "Soul of Fight" Leftovers: Hioki Defeats Sandro for SRC 145 lb. Title

World Victory Road wrapped up 2010 with its end of year event, "Soul of Fight," early this morning at the Ariake Coliseum in Toyko. The event, which was cross-promoted with the Japanese Wrestling Association, featured mixed martial arts, grappling, and kickboxing rules bouts.

Current Shooto 143 lb. champion Hatsu Hioki defeated Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt Maximo Blanco to take home the Sengoku featherweight strap in the headlining title fight. Hioki worked submission attempts in the third through fifth rounds en route to a unanimous decision victory.

Also of note:
Opening the mixed martial arts preliminary card, #4 ranked Misaki Takimoto edged world ranked Muy Thai specialist-turned-mixed martial artist Amy Davis in a judge tie breaker-split decision. Meanwhile, Roxanne Modefferri's stomach virus forced event officials to scratch her 135 lb bout against Hitomi Akano. Bellator Women's 115 lb. tournament finalist Megumi Fujii returned to the win column with a unanimous decision victory over Emi Fujino. Taiyo Nakahara and Shunichi Shimizu advance to the finals of the SRC Bantamweight Grand Prix with respective wins over Akitoshi Tamura and Manabu Inoue in the semifinals round of the twenty man tournament. It only took 19 seconds for Taisuke Okuno to send Ryo Chonan to the canvas for a knockout win. Okuno gave up 20% of his purse for missing the 170 lb. cutoff. In other welterweight action, well-travelled veteran Keita Nakamura snapped a three-fight win streak for Swiss up-and-comer Yasubey Enomoto. In the second round of their Welterweight Grand Prix Final match, Nakamura wrapped Enomoto in his feared rear naked choke --the same technique that lead his early career fifteen fight win streak.

SRC: Soul of Fight will be featured in two parts as a presentation of HDNet's HDNet Fights. It will air on HDNet on January 14 and 21 at 9pm ET.
Quick results after the jump...

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Sengoku Raiden Championships: "Soul of Fight"
December 30, 2010
Ariake Coliseum,
Tokyo, Japan

Main Card
Featherweight Championship Bout
Hatsu Hioki def. champ Marlon Sandro via unanimous decision

Kazuo Misaki def. Mike Seal via TKO (strikes) - R1, 1:15
Megumi Fujii def. Emi Fujino via unanimous decision
Yoshiro Maeda def. Masanori Kanehara via TKO (strikes) - R1, 1:27
Taisuke Okuno def. Ryo Chonan via KO (punch) - R1, 0:19
Maximo Blanco def. Won Sik Park via must decision

SRC Welterweight Grand Prix Final Bout
Keita Nakamura def. Yasubey Enomoto via submission (RNC) - R2, 3:48

Jadamba Narantungalag def. Kazunori Yokota via KO (punch) - R1, 2:03
Mamed Khalidov def. Yuki Sasaki via TKO (strikes) - R1, 2:22
Dave "Pee Wee" Herman def. Yoshihiro Nakao via unanimous decision

SRC Asian Bantamweight Grand Prix Semi-final Bouts
Taiyo Nakahara def. Akitoshi Tamura via DQ (illegal low blows) - R1, 2:07
Shunichi Shimizu def. Manabu Inoue via unanimous decision

SRC Women's MMA Bouts
Rin Nakai def. Mika "Hari" Harigai via submission (keylock) - R1, 2:09
Misaki Takimoto def. Amy Davis via split decision
Hitomi Akano vs. Roxanne Modafferi scratched (Modafferi illness)

SRC Kickboxing Rules Bouts
Buakaw def. Pramuk def. Hiroki Nakajima via unanimous decision
Erika Kamimura def. Chiharu via TKO, R1
Fabiano Cyclone def. Andrew Peck via TKO, R2
Kazuki Osawa def. Chang Seob Lee via TKO, R1
Norihiro Miyamoto vs. Hiroki Komata ruled a majority draw
Kanongsuk Weerasakreck def. Genki Yamamoto via unanimous decision
Arashi Fujiwara def. Mutsuki Ebata via unanimous decision
Yutaro Yamauchi vs. Go Yokoyama ruled a split draw
Yusuke Ikei def. Shintaro Matsukura via TKO, R1
Hironobu Ikegami vs. Yuji Tanaka ruled a majority draw

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