Takefumi Sakata (33-4, 15) Vs Denkaosan Kaovichit (45-1-1, 19) II
It's fair to say that 2007 was a memorable year in the career of Japanese Takefumi Sakata. The Japanese fighter finally claimed a world title, stopping Lorenzo Parra in what was their 3rd meeting, avenging a couple of close defeats, avenging a loss to Roberto Vasquez and fighting to a draw with Denkaosan Kaovichit. At the end of the following year he faced Kaovichit in a rematch. Coming in to this one Sakata was hoping to record the 5th defense of his title.