The main event was a very technical affair between the in form Reiya Abe (17-2, 8) [阿部 麗也] and the very-rated Daisuke Watanabe (6-4, 3). The talented Abe, who had won his last 8, showed a little bit too much class and skill for Watanabe, but certainly didn't dominate the bout, with Watanabe often holding his own on a round by round basis. Sadly for Watanabe he wasn't ever able to shine above Abe, and in the end Abe took a clear 8 round decision, with scores of 79-73 and 78-75, twice.
Abe is now expected to move towards a Japanese title fight, and it likely to get his opportunity before the end of 2018.
Another notable fighter picking up a win here was recent world title contender Akihiro Kondo (30-7-1, 17) [近藤 明広], who scored a 4th round TKO win against Rikhit Thunritsa (0-1), and stated he wanted to work towards getting a second world title fight.
One other notable fighter picking up a win was Ryohei Takahashi (14-3-1, 6) [高橋竜平], who scored a 7th round TKO win against Tetsuya Koyama (7-10, 2) [小山哲也].
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