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