Japanese promotion KNOCK OUT made a lot of bold claims about reviving Japanese kickboxing and threw together a formidable debut event in KNOCK OUT vol.0 that went down today. Not only did they make claims, but they delivered with a night of exciting fights and really showed the world what Japanese kickboxing is made of. The biggest story is Tenshin Nasukawa knocking out Wanchalong in round one with a crazy spinning back kick.
これが那須川天心！！！ pic.twitter.com/aqBfVozygQ— けんちょす (@Kento19990724) December 5, 2016
Seriously, that is amazing. The promotion also announced their second event, KNOCK OUT vol.1 for February 12th, featuring Genji Umeno, Tenshin Nasukawa, Hikari Machida, Takashi Futoshi and more.
KNOCK OUT vol.0
Haruaki Otsuki (R1 - KO) StarBoy KwaythongGym
Eisaku Ogasawara (R3 - KO) Keisaku Miyamoto
Yosuke Morii (R3 - KO) Yodwandee Nitsamui
T-98 (R2 - KO) Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima
Tenshin Nasukawa (R1 - KO) Wanchalong PK.Saenchaigym
Genji Umeno (R5 - Dec) Sirimongkol PK.Saenchaigym
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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