This past Wednesday saw several fighters in action in Japan and in Australia. We'll start our look on the day in Japan where Tokuhon Shinto Promotions put on a 9 fight show.
This card began with 5 bouts scheduled for 4 rounds. Surprisingly all of them went the scheduled distance. These saw unanimous decision wins for Kyohei Tsunashima (4-3, 3) surprisingly going the distance for the first time in his career as he out pointed Kenji Fujiyama (3-3, 2) who went the distance for just the second time in 6 fights. These also saw Naoki Inaba (2-1) defeat Araki Yamazaki (1-2, 1) and Katsuya Abe (2-3) defeat Hiroomi Miyauchi (1-3).
In much closer close bouts we saw split decision victories for Tomokazu Ueda (3-1), over Masafumi Ando (2-3), and Hirokazu Sakashita (2-0) over Junki Abe (1-3-1).
As well as the 5 bouts over the short distance the show also had 4 bouts scheduled for 8 rounds. Having noted that all of the under-card bouts went the distance it's worth noting that not a single one of the main bouts went beyond 6 rounds.
The shortest of the main bouts was the headliner as Koji Numata (21-7-1, 16) stopped Ryo Okayama (8-2, 5) in 4 rounds. This was Numata's first bout since losing to Charlie Ota back in June.
As well as the 4 rounder we also had a couple of bouts that were over in round 5 as Akinori Hoshino (11-5-1, 8) stopped Jilo Merlin (13-19-2, 2) and Ricky Sismundo (25-7-111) stopped fellow Filipino Randy Megrino (14-16-2, 8).
The key match on the card however was that of Kentaro Masuda (18-6, 10) who was effectively fighting for his right to fight for the Japanese national title next year. Masuda managed to maintain his lofty status on the national rankings with a solid stoppage over Yusuke Tachikawa (9-4-1, 3).
Down in Australia things weren't great for Asian fighters. These bout saw Dennapa Bigshotcamp (12-30, 4) losing a decision to the unbeaten Cameron Hammond (6-0, 3), Dechapon Suwunnalird (6-26, 2) beaten up and stopped in 3 by Damien Hooper (6-0, 6). Things weren't any better for Indonesia's Erick Diaz Siregar (16-20-1, 4) who lasted just 40 seconds with Brayd Smith (8-0, 7).
We try and give you the latest results on all the fights from Asia.