On the same show there was also a contest between the heavy handed, though relatively untested, Yoshihiro Kamegai and former world title holder Jose Alfaro. Alfaro was a former Lightweight champion who had serious power, questionable toughess and the ability to hurt opponents when he landed clean. Likewise Kamegai, who was untested at this point, was also a banger with 14 stoppages in 16 fights.
The fight wasn't expected to go the distance and despite some very fun back and forth early on the bout slowly became a case of Kamegai taking over with his power eventually forcing Alfaro to take a knee in round 6. Although he was back to his feet before the referee finished his 10 count it did seem a little like Alfaro had had enough, though had the bout been allowed to continue we doubt anyone would have complained and we also doubt Alfaro would have survived much longer. At the time it was obvious that Kamegai was going to be fun to watch, though we'll admit we weren't sure just how much fun.
Of course from those other fighters on the same show, that Shinsuke Yamanaka has done surprisingly well, hasn't he?
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