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Fights Added to Road to GLORY Japan on March 10

  • Written by Rian Scalia

GLORY's "Road to GLORY" series has already seen two events take place in the United States, with four more to come. Road to GLORY will also be running in Japan, where the first edition will feature a 65kg tournament on March 10 in Tokyo at Differ Ariake, as we previously posted about. The tournament match-ups were already set, but today five more fights were added to the card.

In the most prominent of the fights added, Krush 60kg champion Hirotaka Urabe will face SHIGERU at 61kg. Urabe, the brother of Koya, sits at #10 on the LiverKick lightweight rankings. SHIGERU is a good up and coming fighter and this will be his toughest test to date, though he's already beaten Yuji Takeuchi. A win for SHIGERU here would catapult him into the mix in the lightweight division in Japan.

The tournament reserve bout sees Krush mainstay TaCa fight Kazuki Hamasaki. Both come off losses, with TaCa getting stopped by Yuta Kubo on late notice in the Krush 67kg tournament.

At 70kg, Hirono Yu fights Ichiyo Morimoto, at 61kg, Junpei Aotsu fights Ryuya Inaishi and to open the show, a 60kg fight between Kazuki Koyano and Ippei Nagashima takes place The fight card now looks like this:

65kg tournament: Zen Fujita vs. Riki Matsuoka

65kg tournament: Mohan Dragon vs. Yuki

65kg tournament: HIROYA vs. Masaaki Noiri

65kg tournament: Ryuji Kajiwara vs. Yukihiro Komiya

65kg reserve: TaCa vs. Kazuki Hamasaki

61kg: Hirotaka Urabe vs. SHIGERU

70kg: Hirono Yu vs. Ichiyo Morimoto

61kg: Junpei Aotsu vs. Ryuya Inaishi

60kg: Kazuki Koyano vs. Ippei Nagashima

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