February 4th 2011-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Makoto Fuchigami (14-6, 5) vs Fukutaro Ujiie (16-7-1, 11)
In 2011 Japanese Middleweight champion Makoto Fuchigami took on Fukutaro Ujiie in what was the first defense of Fuchigami's title, as he continued a run towards a world title fight, that ultimately saw him face off against Gennady Golovkin.
April 19th 2013-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hikaru Nishida (6-6-1, 1) vs Fukutaro Ujiie (17-11-1, 11)
Japan's Hikaru Nishida [対西田光] is flying high right now after scoring a career defining win this past Friday. Things however haven't always been great for him, and here we see a hen 6-6-1 Nishida battle against Fukuaro Ujiie [氏家福太郎], a multi-time Japanese title challenger.
People with heavy hands are exciting to watch, especially when those heavy hands have seen a fighter have success through a number of divisions. In the case of Tadashi Yuba his power has certainly bailed him out of some difficult situations and helped him win Japanese national titles from Lightweight all the way up to Middleweight. Despite having numerous flaws defensively that really should have limited his success.
As Middleweight champion Yuba made just a solitary successful defence, this one against Fukutaro Ujiie. It was, on paper, a solid defence against a former national and OPBF title challenger though it turned out to be a bit of a mismatch in the actual ring as Ujiie, who had been stopped in his 2 previous title bouts, was simply unable to cope with the power of the dangerous Yuba who dropped him hard and then closed the show soon afterwards.
This was Yuba's third successive stoppage victory following his title winning effort against Carlos Linares, in what was a thriller, and his very good win over the heavy handed Tomohiro Ebisu in his bout before the Linares fight. Sadly for Yuba he would lose his next fight to Sanosuke Sasaki. Interestingly for Ujiie he would lose his final 2 contests, an opening round KO loss to Koji Numata and a 3rd round TKO to Hikaru Nishida, before effectively calling quites on his career.
Note-for those wanting to skip the TV build up the fight starts at around 13:30
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