Professional Shooto 1/28/2018

On January 28th of 2018, Professional Shooto kicked off their 2018 MMA even season at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
There were 8 fights on the card plus 2 amateur matches. As always Shooto brings us an amazing event with excellent athletes.
Many of the now famous fighters got their start in Shooto. Most notably, one of the top female fighters in Japan, RENA Kubota, got her start
in Shooto and is now showing up as a superstar on Japanese TV and in Rizin’s Atom Weight Female tournament.

Shooto is a star maker for sure and this initial event in 2018 had many excellent fights on the card. You can catch all the Shooto fights on
UFC Fightpass.

 

 

Results:

[Main Event /8thMatch] For the Pacific Rim Bantamweight Champion Title Belt
3R x 5 minutes
Uoi full swing (Wuyuan Housing HEART) 61.2 kg
VS
Kazuma Sone (ZOOMER) 61.2 kg
※ Kazuma Sone – By Majority Decision
Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Masato Fukuda 28 – 29 (1 R 10 – 9/2 R 9 – 10/3 R 9 – 10)
Takashi Ouchi 28-29 (1 R 10 – 9/2 R 9 – 10/3 R 9 – 10)
Yokoyama Tadashi 30-30 (1 R 10 – 10/2 R 10 – 10/3 R 10 – 10)

[Semifinal / 7th match] Flyweight 5 minutes 3R
Takumi Tamaru (Japan / NASCER DO SOL) 56.7 kg
VS
Riley Dutro (America / I & I TRAINING CENTER) 56.7 kg
※ Riley Dutro Ground Punch. KO 1 R 3m 40Sec
Referee; Masato Fukuda

[6th Match] Flyweight
3R x 5 minutes
Yasuharu Saruda (Hua Hua Chuan HEART) 56.5 kg
VS
Shimizu Kiyotaka (TRIBE TOKYO MMA) 56.6 kg
※ Yasuharu Saruda – Unanimous Decision
Referee: Minoru Toyonaga [Sub Referee]
Masato Fukuda 29 – 28 (1 R 10 – 9/2 R 10 – 9/3 R 9 – 10)
Takashi Ouchi 30-28 (1 R 10 – 9/2 R 10 – 9/3 R 10 – 10)
Isono Former 29-28 (1 R 10 – 9/2 R 10 – 9/3 R 9 – 10)

[5th Game] Lightweight
3R x 5 minutes
Mitsumoto Mitsushima (free) 70.2 kg
VS
Daisuke Hoshino (MMA fighter Tsudanuma Dojo) 69.9 kg
※ Mitsumoto Mitsushima – Unanimous Decision
Referee: Minoru Toyonaga [Sub Referee]
Masato Fukuda 30-27 (1 R 10 – 9/2 R 10 – 9/3 R 10 – 9)
Kataoka Hakuo 29 – 28 (1 R 9 – 10/2 R 10 – 9/3 R 10 – 9)
Isono 30-28 (1 R 10 – 10/2 R 10 – 9/3 R 10 – 9)

[4th match] Bantamweight
3R x 5 minutes
Masamitsu Sato (Sakaguchi Dojo clan) 61.2 kg
VS
Saito Say (Toy Cass Dojo) 61.2 kg
※ Masamitsu Sato – Unanimous Decision
Referee: Masato Fukuda [Sub Referee]
Minoru Toyonaga 27-30 (1 R 9 – 10/2 R 9 – 10/3 R 9 – 10)
Kataoka Seijin 27-30 (1 R 9 – 10/2 R 9 – 10/3 R 9 – 10)
Isoo Yuan 27-30 (1 R 9 – 10/2 R 9 – 10/3 R 9 – 10)

[3rd Match] Bantamweight
3R x 5 minutes
Tsuchiya Daisuke (roots) 61.1 kg
VS
Tatsuya Ando (free) 61.1 kg
※ Tatsuya Ando – Unanimous Decision
Referee: Masato Fukuda [Sub Referee]
Minoru Toyonaga 27-30 (1 R 9 – 10/2 R 9 – 10/3 R 9 – 10)
Kataoka Seijin 27-30 (1 R 9 – 10/2 R 9 – 10/3 R 9 – 10)
Yokoyama Tadashi 28-30 (1 R 10 – 10/2 R 9 – 10/3 R 9 – 10)

[2nd Match] World straw Weight Championship Title Belt
3R x 5 minutes
Monkey Maru Junji (Shooto Gym Tokyo) 52.2 kg
VS
Murata Kimono (NEW GROUND) 52.2kg
KO 1 R 0 :53Sec
※ Murata Kimono by Ground Punch
Referee: Hatakata Kataoka

[1st match] Featherweight 5 minutes 2R
Saito Tsubasa (MMA fighter Tsudanuma Dojo / FIGHT FARM) 65.6 kg
VS
Kubo Village Yoshi TERU (Flying Juku Condor) 65.5 kg
Draw 1-0
Referee: Hisato Kataoka
Minoru Toyonaga 19-19 (1R 9-10 / 2R 10-9)
Takashi Ouchi 19-18 (1R 9-10 / 2R 10-8)
Yokoyama Tadashi 19-19 (1 R 9 – 10/2 R 10 – 9)

 

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Jeremy Deschner
Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do from the Texas Karate Institute, and Host of Pancrase Radio Podcast. Commentator for Pancrase MMA on UFC FIghtPass. Now training in Brazilian Jiujitsu in Japan. Pancrase Radio Podcast is available on Stitcher and ITunes. Twitter: @mmajpn1 @jiujitsu_Jedi @PancraseRadio