Takahiro Yamamoto (3-0, 3) Vs Kiron Omura (2-0, 2)
In many countries we see young fighters go up against journeymen for their first few fights as they try to develop their skills against generally safe opponents. In Japan however things are a little bit different and with the Rookie of the Year competition being a key tournament we often see good youngsters battling each other very early. One such case of this was seen when Takahiro Yamamoto fought Kiron Omura. Between them they had had 5 fights, all wins wins by KO inside 2 rounds. It was fair to say this one wasn't going to last long.