We have to admit we were caught a little bit off guard this past weekend with a show on Sunday in the Kippy Mall, Sanda. The show, a 6 fight card by Green Tsuda was under the radar when it took place, and we've got to admit it may well have been better off remaining under the radar such was the overall card.
The show opened up with win-less novices colliding. As you expect when win-less fighters fight, one man did score their maiden victory, in this case it was Daichi Nakajima (1-2) as he over came Takaichi Tsujimoto (0-4) via a close decision.
The Nakajima/Tsujimoto bout was one of two bouts scheduled for 4 rounds with the other resulting in a third round KO victory for Yuji Itani (3-0, 3) who stopped Japanese based Brazilian Kener Lucas (1-2) at the 1:17 mark of the third.
Following the 4 round contests we then had two bouts of 6 rounds. It was in the 6 rounders that the show had it's only real upset as Taisei Higashi (5-6, 4) out pointed Hiroki Taniguchi (4-2-1, 1). Not only was it an upset in terms of the winner/loser but it was also an upset in the fact that Higashi managed to take the first decision victory of his career.
In the second bout scheduled for 6 rounds "normal service" was resumed with Hikaru Matsuoka (4-1-3, 1) out pointing Shinya Takahashi (6-8-1) in a clear victory.
The final two bouts were both scheduled for 8 rounds though only went a combined 3 rounds due to two very early blow outs. The quickest of these saw Yasunori Kishigami (8-1-1, 5) blasting Thai debutant Tany Sithsaithong (0-1) in just 62 seconds whilst the other saw Takahiro Yamamoto (11-3, 8) stopping fellow Japanese fighter Ippei Aoki (10-3, 6) in the final minute of the second round.
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