For us the most interesting of the two cards was at the Aioi Hall in Aichi as Matsuda put in an 11 fight show.
The card, which featured 4 all debutant contests, may have lacked big names but was deep enough to bes entertaining.
We'll start with those 4 all debutant contests which saw Takuya Mizuno (1-0, 1) stopping Yusuke Kubota (0-1) in the third round and likewise Hodekazu Iinuma (1-0, 1) doing the same to Takanori Terashima (0-1). Those two bouts were joined by a pair of split decisions as Yuta Imaizumi (1-0) narrowly overcame Mitsuhide Uchida (0-1) and Tom Hamaguchi (1-0) did the same against Shota Umeya (0-1).
As well as the eight debutants involved in all debutant contests this show also featured one other debutant, Katsuya Takahashi (1-0, 1) who began his career with a third round TKO over Tomoya Tomitani (1-2, 1).
Of course it wasn't just debutants in action and the remaining three bouts scheduled for 4 rounds were each contested between novices. These saw Takahito Osaka (4-0-2, 4) stopping Marcos Sogabe (3-8-1, 3) in 86 seconds whilst Jun Takigawa (2-0, 1) out pointed Kenta Matsui (2-2) and Noriyoshi Taki (2-4, 1) took a majority decision over Kohei Furusawa (2-5).
In the sole 6 rounder of the Matsuda show Daisuke Hayakawa (5-2, 4) stopped Tomoya Sato (4-7-1, 2) early in the second round.
Both of this shows 8 round bouts went the distance. These saw Takashi Omae (11-3-5, 1) narrowly out pointing Yuji Shimizu (14-8-1, 1), in what was clearly an expected distance fight, and Shinji Takayama (20-3, 11) taking a very clear decision over Keita Ito (8-17-2, 4).
On the other show, a VADY promoted card from the Sambo Hall in Kobe, we had nine contests, six of which were scheduled for 4 rounds.
We'll start with those 4 rounders which saw four decision. These saw Yasuyuki Otagaki (3-1-2) over coming Wataru Sako (3-2), Hideya Takayama (2-0-1, 1) defeating the debuting Yuma Yasuda (0-1), Tenmei Serizawa (3-1, 2) shutting out Takuya Fujioka (2-3-1, 1) and the unbeaten Takuya Fukuda (1-0-1) scoring a victory over Ryusuke Hoashi (1-3, 1).
In the other two contests scheduled for 4 rounds we had a pair of blasts. These saw Ryoma Yasuda (3-0, 3) needing just 70 seconds to defeat the debuting Hideyuki Suzaki (0-1) and it took over 3 minutes longer for Kyosuke Takaoka (2-1, 1) to take out the previously unbeaten Raimon Mune (0-1-1).
This card featured a trio of higher profile contests. These saw Kazuki Hashimoto (8-4, 4) stopping Kohei Maruoka (7-5-1, 1) in the sixth, Kazuhiro Nishitani (12-2, 6) stopping Hiroki Tani (8-13-3, 3) in the third round and Shinichiro Morikawa (14-4-1, 9) taking a very close decision over Ryota Kihara (6-7-4, 5).