Recent fights/results/news from Japan II

Discussion in 'Muay Thai and Kickboxing' started by Shadess, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Mafanofe

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    Rui was amazing

    a pity that Gonnapar wasnt able to make it to the finals,huge upset victory by ren,he was a good prospect and then he came like a killer to this event!

    i was picking Gonnapar>Koya>Rui,so it wasnt really a unexpected victory of Rui IMO,Gonnapar and Koya just killed themselves in the quarter final,not counting out the credits of Ren,but it was a lot of helpful for him from when he faced Gonnapar for sure
     
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    It begs the question, how much did the leg injury effect Yamazaki? I suppose we will find out when he fights Kaew again.
     
  3. Broadcast

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    He wasn"t in a top, this guy is excellent since he"s fighting in Japan.
     
  4. Snubnoze707

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    That must make Spectu very low level then I guess since he completely schooled him...

    Did you actually watch the tournament and assess the skill level of the competitors?
     
  5. onne1983

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    Smalli is only just a few fights pro. the 40-2 record is his amateur record. N (new), C(amateur) and B-(Semi-pro) class fights in Holland., We had him in an 8 men B-class tournament last year at our event. He won that tournement quite impressive. I hope that he will get another chance, since he has all the talent in the world.
     
  6. Broadcast

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    Yeah, Spetcu looked very good in his match. In the third round against Wei Rui he lost clearly although he was the aggressor, I didn"t like his dosage of energy. It was his first tournament. He lost to the champion after all, not to some bum.
     
  7. Snubnoze707

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    I think we should have made a thread for this last K-1 event. This flew way under the radar. IMO it was easily the best event from last weekend. That tournament was exciting and dramatic.

    My only complaint, and no it's not the on screen graphics as I feel they resolved that, is that damn no clinch knee rule. It's so annoying watching the ref bitch and moan or even interrupt free flowing action to issue a warning. Nobody was stalling, let them fight!
     
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    Yeah definitely. I didn't even know there was an event on that day until people started posting videos in this thread
     
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    The clinch thing wouldn't be as bad if the ref wasn't mic'd up to a echoing loudspeaker.
     
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    Genji Umeno will fight Rotlek who is coming off a win over Saeksan in the next KO event on the forst of April.

    Pretty nice match up right there.

    Hopefully, KO continues this style of match up instead of the ones like Amnat vs Tenshin.
     
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    great news. Rotlek was in great form against Seksan that was an awesome clinch battle. this match up is really interesting, it will probably make Rotlek the uncrowned Raja 135 champ.

    BTW KO is full thai rules right?
     
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    Krush 74 was today.



     
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    lol at Kimura's defense
     
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    Kimura skills as a powerful and good puncher arent enough to rise him to fight against stablished guys anymore
     
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    found this documentary about Shirou.

     
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    Umeno will face Rotlek next.
     
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    The thing is that Umeno is a huge fighter in his weight class, so smaller Thai fighters normally have to fight defensively against him which work in other orgs, but I am not sure about KO which loves them KOs.
    Could be really interesting
     
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    promo for the next KO event.

     
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    Sorry guys, been bogged down with RL stuff too much to be active recently.

    Some cards for the K-1 Japan event in June have been released. This is their 70kg tournament to crown a new champion after Marat Grigorian was stripped. It will also be their first event outside of the Yoyogi stadium. The Saitama Super Arena where they'll be at will host 8Kish people instead of the 4-5K they're playing at now, so hopefully a ramp up in production values will follow.

    70kg Tournament
    QF 1: Kido Yasuhiro vs. Jordan Watson
    QF 2: Hirono Yu vs. Sanny Dahllbeck
    QF3: Nakjima Hiroki vs. Chingiz Allazov
    QF4: Hinata vs. Jordan Pikeur

    Superfight: Wei Rui vs. Gonnapar Weerasakreck

    A pretty cool tournament field. Allazov is a great signing for them.

    Also, first KHAOS card went down. For those unaware, these is smaller league K-1 Japan just started up with around ~1K people. The concept is that this is their experimental event focused more around prospects. This first event "KHAOS Royal" featured 8 fighters whose opponents were decided the day before via lottery. Their next event, "KHAOS TEENS" is going to be all Koshien type teenager fighters.
     

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