Kentaro Masuda (22-7, 11) Vs Hideo Sakamoto (16-1-3, 5)
The Japanese Bantamweight scene is certainly one of the most exciting and interesting. At the top is obviously Shinsuke Yamanaka whilst the chasing pack includes the likes of Shohei Omori and Ryo Matsumoto, two stars of the future. Yesterday saw another of the domestic fighters in action as former champion Kentaro Masuda took on highly rated contender Hideo Sakamoto in a Japanese title eliminator.
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