Giorgio Petrosyan defeated Hinata handily in the main event of yesterday’s It’s Showtime Japan debut event. The five judges gave it 30-26, 30-25, 30-26, 30-25, 30-27 to Petrosyan. - Photo by GBRing.com
There will be three Krush vs. China fights at the 9/24 Krush.12 event. Krush -60kg champion Hirotaka Urabe, Krush -63kg champion Ryuji Kajiwara, and Hideaki Yamazaki will take on three Chinese fighters. It could be called Team Dragon vs. China as well.
Also on the card, a 60kg Super Fight between “Crazy Fist” Yuji Takeuchi and a yet TBA opponent.
16 year old high school student Vanfuss(?) Shino of Paraestra Hachioji will make her Pancrase debut at the 8/7 event in an Athena Catch Wrestling rules match against Satoko Kameda. She is half American, half Japanese and eventually plans to participate under MMA rules as well. Her ideal fighter is Ryoto Machida. (Photo by GBRing.com)
Four fights were added to the 9/23 Shootor’s Legacy 04 event.
Yoshihiro Koyama will defend his Shooto Pacific-Rim Welterweight title against Kenichiro Togashi, Shinji Sasaki will return to take on Shin Kochiwa, Naohiro Mizuno will face undefeated super prospect Kyoji Horiguchi, and Guy Delumeau will battle another undefeated prospect in Uruka Sasaki.
K-1 World MAX 2011 -63kg Japan Tournament runner-up Koya Urabe will return at the 8/14 Krush.11 event where he will take on New Japan Kickboxing Federation 2nd ranked Super Lightweight Marimo in a 63kg super fight.
MMA gym GRABAKA will promote their first ever event called “GRABAKA LIVE! 1st CAGE ATTACK” on 10/15. Sanae Kikuta, Yuki Sasaki, Takeshi Yamazaki, Eiji Ishikawa, KEI Yamamiya, and Shigeyuki Uchiyama are some of the planned participants for the event. GRABAKA striking coach Rambaa M16 and training member Bobby Ologun might also participate. Kikuta said that he would like to face his seniors Sakuraba or Tamura, or Paulo Filho if it’s a foreigner.
Ryo Chonan and Eiji Mitsuoka are promoting an event for 8/27 in Sendai called STAND UP (earthquake charity event). Ryo Chonan will take on Shin Nihon Kick Heavyweight champion Toshio Matsumoto in a Kickboxing exhibition match while Mitsuoka will participate in a grappling match.