Shootboxing continued in the great Japanese kickboxing tradition of the S-Cup with the 2016 S-Cup this weekend, seeing Zakaria Zouggary once again prove himself to be one of the best kickboxers in the world by marching through his competition and into the finals where he beat MASAYA up, downing him three times before a flying knee secured him the title. From start-to-finish there was high drama, as there always is, including Hiroaki Suzuki defeating Hideki only to suffer a broken orbital bone, sending Hideki into the semi-finals only to lose. Crazy Horse made an appearance and MASAYA just brutalized him.
SB - Krazy Horse (“Felony” now) had his ass whooped by Masaya in 2R of ¼ Final pic.twitter.com/y9gLqBgwsd— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) November 11, 2016
Andy Souwer, RENA and MIO also picked up big wins in single fights on the card, but he story should absolutely be Zouggary, though. Zouggary, who has put forth incredible performances under the S-Cup banner, walked away with two KOs and a decision to take the title.
SB ¼ Final - Zakaria Zougari spinning back fist 1R KO ( vs. Hiroto Yamaguchi) pic.twitter.com/z4XTVoQWZh— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) November 11, 2016
S-Cup Tournament: Suzuki Hiroaki (Ext.R - Dec) Hideki
S-Cup Tournament: MASAYA (R2 - TKO) Charles Benett
S-Cup Tournament: Zakaria Zouggary (R1 - TKO) Yamaguchi Yuuto
S-Cup Tournament: Taplon Hadesworkout (R2 - KO) Mizuochi Yosuke
S-Cup Semi Finals: MASAYA (R1 - TKO) Hideki
S-Cup Semi Finals: Zakaria Zouggary (R3 - Dec) Taplon Hadesworkout
S-Cup Finals: Zakaria Zouggary (R2 - TKO) MASAYA
Murata Makiaka (R3 - Dec) Nakamasa Yoshihiko
MIO (R6 - Dec) UnionSyuri
Naito Daiki (R3 - KO) Seiki Ueyama
Andy Souwer (R3 - Dec) Miyakoshi Souichiro
RENA (R3 - Dec) Kinberly Novaes
Dave Walsh has been covering MMA and Kickboxing since 2007 before changing his focus solely to Kickboxing in 2009, launching what was the only English-language site dedicated to giving Kickboxing similar coverage to what MMA receives. He was the co-founder of HeadKickLegend and now LiverKick. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works as a writer of all trades.
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