Monday, June 6, 2011

Shoot Boxing 2011 Act 3: Toby Imada Victorious, Rena Kubota Falls

This year's third Shoot Boxing installment went down yesterday at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. Shoot Boxing 2011 Act 3 featured Toby Imada in his fourth shoot boxing appearance and women's kickboxing star Rena Kubota gunning for the previously vacant Shoot Boxing Women's Title.

Toby Imada improved to 3-1 in shoot boxing competition. The two-time Bellator lightweight tournament finalist utilized his Judo skills to route a decision win over Hiroki Shishido. Last year, in his first shoot boxing appearance, Imada advanced to the 2010 S-Cup finals where he loss to Muy Thai fighter Buakaw Por. Pramuk.

There was a lot of "smack talk" leading up to last night's Shoot Box Ladies' Title bout. Rena Kubota suffered her first ever shoot boxing loss in a rematch with Ai Takahashi. Takahashi manhandled Kubota to a decisive five-round decision. The loss was Kubota's first overall since dropping a split decision to Su-Jeong Lim at a 2009 K-1 event.

Video and results below...


Shoot Boxing 2011 Act 3
June 5, 2011
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Toby Imada def. Hiroki Shishido via Unanimous Decision
Henri Opstal def. Satoru Suzuki via TKO (Hook and Low Kick) – R2

Shoot Boxing Women's Title Match
Ai Takahashi def. Rena Kubota via Unanimous Decision

Kenji Kanai def. Masatoshi Hyakutake via Unanimous Decision
Tatsuya Tsuda def Hiroaki Okuwa via Unanimous Decision (Additional Round)
Kazuyuki Fushimi def. Masanori Minato via Unanimous Decision
Yuji Sugawara def. Norifumi Yamamura Via KO (Knee), R1
Yuki Sakamoto def. Tatsuya Shiozaki via KO (Punch) - R1
Masaya Matsuhana def. Kazutaka Takahashi Via TKO (Corner Stoppage) – R2
Miyo Yoshida def. Natsuka via Unanimous Decision


1 comment:

  1. toby imada is changing the course of shoot boxing.