Earlier today fight fans in Aichi had an interesting, but small, card promoted by Midori Promotions.
In the main event fight fans saw Yuya Okazaki (12-9-2, 4) [岡崎 祐也] take a narrow decision win over Daiki Koide (22-9-2, 9) [小出 大貴] to keep alive his hopes of getting another title fight. Coming into this Okazaki had gone 0-2-1 in his previous 3 bouts, and was win-less in almost 2 years. Whilst Okazaki's career has taken a huge boost here it does seem like Koide's career is now pretty much over, with this being his third loss in 4 bouts, and he is 0-2 since returning from a 19 month lay off.
As well as the main event the card had two other notable bouts on it. One of those saw recently Japanese Light Middleweight title challenger Ryosuke Maruki (13-4-1, 8) [丸木 凌介] score a 6th round TKO win over Elfelos Vega (6-5, 4) [エルフェロス・ベガ]. For Maruki the win was a good comeback victory following his controversial loss to Yuki Nonaka earlier this year, whilst Vega has now lost 4 of his last 5 bouts.
Despite the win for Ryosuke Maruki it was mixed fortunes for the Maruki family with Kazuya Maruki (19-5, 12) [丸木 和也] suffering a narrow loss to Dai Taoka (9-3, 5) [田岡 大]. For Maruki this was a second straight loss, and a major set back given that Taoka had lost his previous 2 bouts.
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