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It's Showtime Japan Results: Petrosyan Stays Atop the 70kg World Featured

At It's Showtime's inaugural Japanese event, Giorgio Petrosyan was able to cruise past rising star HINATA on scores of 30-27, 30-25(x2) and 30-26(x2). It appears as though HINATA was docked two points throughout the course of the fight, which I believe were a result of 3 spinning backfists, which are illegal under It's Showtime rules. HINATA gained momentum in 2009 and 2010 with upsets over the likes of Mike Zambidis, Yuya Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Kido and most notably, a knockout of Artur Kyshenko. However he was knocked out by Hiroki Nakajima at the 2010 K-1 MAX Japan GP and choked out in under a minute by Andy Souwer at a Shootboxing event.

For Petrosyan, this is yet another dominating win in what has been a near perfect career thus far. He is currently riding a 4 and a half year unbeaten streak, capturing two K-1 MAX titles and defeating nearly every top fighter at 70kg. A win at It's Showtime's Fast and Furious tournament as well as another K-1 MAX title could secure his place as the most dominant fighter in combat sports, however some believe a rematch with Buakaw Por. Pramuk and matchups with the likes of Yodsanklai are necessary before handing Petrosyan that title.

In the night's co-feature, Korean K-1 mainstay Chi Bin Lim was able to outlast the exciting Mosab Amrani, taking a unanimous decision in the extension round after a majority draw through 3. This fight was a #1 contender's bout for the It's Showtime 65kg Title. Chi Bin Lim is set to face champion Orono Wor Petchpun who last defended his title in May of last year at the Amsterdam Arena show.

In the other #1 contender's bout for the right to face It's Showtime 61kg Champion Javier Hernandez, former RISE 63kg Champion Kan Itabashi defeated former AJKF Featherweight Champion Genki Yamamoto by unanimous decision in the extension round after a split draw through 3. Itabashi will be looking to regain a world title after losing his RISE Championship to Kosuke Komiyama back in February.

Full Results after the break


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It's Showtime Japan

Giorgio Petrosyan def. HINATA by 3rd round Unanimous Decision 5-0 (30-27, 30-26, 30-26, 30-25, 30-25)

Lim Chi Bin def. Mosab Amrani by ext. round Unanimous Decision 5-0 (10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9) The fight was a Majority Draw after 3 rounds 0-1 (27-27, 28-28, 27-27, 27-27, 28-29)

Kan Itabashi def. Genki Yamamoto by ext. round Unanimous Decision (10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9) The fight was a Split Draw after 3 rounds 1-2 (29-29, 30-29, 29-29, 29-30, 29-30)

Kouichi Pettas def. Nam Il by KO at 0:46 of the 2nd round.

T-98 def. Daiki Watabe by 3rd round Unanimous Decision 5-0 (30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 29-27)

SHIGERU def. Pungdam M-16 by 3rd round Unanimous Decision 5-0 (30-28, 30-28, 30-28, 30-27, 30-29)


Fujihara Arashi def. TOMA by 5th round Majority Decision 2-0 (49-48, 48-48, 49-48)

Genji Umeno def. Kaichon Sit. Thermsub by KO (Right Low Kick) at 1:53 of the 3rd round.

Hiroma Masuda fought to a Split Draw with Yohgenchai S-gym after 5 rounds 1-1 (48-49, 49-49, 50-48)

Yusaku Fujikura def. Hideya Tanaka by 5th round Majority Decision 2-0 (48-47, 47-47, 48-46)

Kyojiro Mianto def. Atsushi Tateshima by 5th round Majority Decision 2-0 (50-47, 48-47, 48-48)

Nao Ida def. Momoka by 3rd round Majority Decision 2-0 (30-30, 30-29, 30-29)

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