While Japanese kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa has been lighting the world of MMA on fire with a three-win streak in RIZIN MMA in Japan, he’s still a kickboxer at heart and will be returning to the promotion that first got him this crazy noteriety in KNOCK OUT. He’ll be returning to the KNOCK OUT ring at KNOCK OUT vol.4 on August 20th at the Ota Ward General Gymnasium. His opponent has not been decided just yet, but we’ll keep you updated on future updates to the card.
KNOCK OUT held their fourth event, numbered vol.3 last night in Japan, where they continued their King of KNOCK OUT 61.5kg tournament. There were three tournament matches, which saw Taisan Maeguchi, Hikaru Machida and Katsuji advance to the next round, with two of those bouts ending in stoppages, only Machida being taken to a decision. Out of the whole show that was the only fight that went to decision. Once again, KNOCK OUT lives up to its advertising. T-98 (R2 – TKO) Hiro Toya Tatuya Noto (R1 – KO) Issei Ishii Eisaku Ogasawara (R5 – TKO) Wanchalong PKSenchaigym Yosuke Morii (R3 [read more]
On June 18th live from the Saitama Super Arena Community Arena K-1 WGP Japan will present yet another jam-packed show, featuring a Super Welterweight Tournament at 70kg. The tournament, featuring such names as Yasuhiro Kido, Jordan Watson, Sanny Dahlbeck, Chingiz Allazov, Jordan Pikeur, HINATA (Watanabe) and Hiroki Nakajima really represents an interesting cross-section of some of the best at 70kg. The two title fights on the card are incredible in their own right, as well. Kaew Weerasakreck will look to defend the Super Lightweight Championship against Masaaki Noiri while Gonnapar Weerasakreck will look to fulfill his destiny of fighting Lightweight [read more]
When K-1 held their lightweight tournament in February one of the biggest fights that many were looking forward to was a showdown between Gonnapar Weerasakrek and Chinese fighter Wei Rui. Rui, who has taken many off-guard by his dominance, seems like a natural to assume the throne of K-1’s lightweight division. In one of the most exciting events of the year thus far he took the crown in a brutal tournament that saw Gonnapar — one of the early favorites — upset by Ren Hiramoto. Now on June 18th Gonnapar will have his chance at Wei Rui for K-1’s Lightweight Championship [read more]
If you’re like me, well, your interest in combat sports came hand-in-hand with Japanese pro wrestling. Odds are that you probably aren’t and are scratching your head right now, but stick with me. If you are unaware of the Fire Pro series, Fire Pro is a Japanese 2D wrestling game simulation series that has been around since the late 80’s. They’re actually where legendary weirdo game designer Suda 51 got his start (and he left his dark mark on the series, for sure), and after a twelve year absence, the series is making a return this summer with Fire Pro [read more]
On June 17th at the Tokyo Dome City Hall KNOCK OUT returns for their fourth official event with KNOCK OUT vol. 3, featuring the continuation of their King of KNOCK OUT 61.5kg tournament to crown a champion. King of KNOCK OUT 61.5kg Tournament: Fukashi vs. Katsuji King of KNOCK OUT 61.5kg Tournament: Taisan Maeguchi vs. Yuma Yamaguchi King of KNOCK OUT 61.5kg Tournament: Hikaru Machida vs. DJ taiki Yosuke Morii vs. Juan Mario Kaewsamrit Eisaku Ogasawara vs. Wanchalong PKSenchaigym Issei Ishii vs. Tatuya Noto T-98 vs. Hiroto