The Japanese fighter set a high pace from the off and despite Andrade trying to apply pressure the Japanese 20 year old was the boss through out, out landing, out fighting, ou brawling and out muscling the Mexican. The bout ended when a headclash opened up Andrade and the bout was stopped, taking us to the score cards earlier than expected, but there was no doubting the winner.
On paper this won't be a win to get Nakatani a lot of attention, but Andrade had been on a good run and had held his own Jesus Silvestre, beat Masayuki Kuroda and fought to a draw with Oswaldo Novoa. For Nakatani this is a notable career win and one that should help propel him to bigger and better bouts down the line.
Also on this card was Japanese Lightweight hopeful Shawn Oda (8-0, 7) lose his perfect KO record as he took a hard fought 6 round decision over Filipino visitor Roldan Aldea (12-5-1, 6). Oda was given a good test here, and would have learned a lot from this bout, but seemed to know that his performance could have been better. A good learning fight, if nothing else.
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