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K-1 World Grand Prix Japan -67.5kg Grand Prix Results: Yuta Kubo Victorious

(K-1 Japan)

K-1 Japan held their -67.5kg Grand Prix this morning in Japan in an event that saw a tournament that had its ups and downs, with early favorite Yuta Kubo taking the tournament after the other favorite, Melsik Baghdasarya, was forced out of the semifinals after suffering an injury earlier on in the night. Takeru defended his K-1 Featherweight Championship in the featured fight of the evening against Junguang Wang via decision.

Taichi Furuta def NORI DEC (Majority, 30-29,29-29,30-29)
Jin Harayama def Toshiki Watanabe KO 1R (Punch)

K-1 College -55kg GP Final
Nomura Yu Def Kanatsuka DEC (Unanimous 29-28,30-29,30-28)

K-1 College -60kg GP Final
Uchida Michitaka def Shimoji Ryo

K-1 College -65kg GP Final
Sano Juntaira def Nakarai Ryu DEC (30-29,30-28,30-28)

K-1 -67.5 Welterweight GP
Reserve match
Keita Makihara def KENJI TKO 3R (Doctor Stoppge,Cut, left highkick)

Quarterfinal #1 : Mohan Dragon def Daiki Watabe TKO 1R (Two knockdowns, punches)
Quarterfinal #2 : Melsik Baghdasarya def Kazuki Yamagiwa DEC (Unanimous, 29-28,29-28,30-28)
Quarterfinal #3 : Hitoshi Tsukakoshi def Wenbao Han DEC (Unanimous , 29-28,29-28,29-27)
Quarterfinal #4 Yuta Kubo def Minoru “Phillip” Kimura DEC (Unanimous, 29-27,29-27,30-26)

Superfights

Koji def Kotaro Shimano DEC (Unanimous, 29-25,29-25,29-25)
Hinata def Sergio Sanchez DEC (Unanimous, 30-29,30-29,29-28)
Hirotaka Urabe def Masahiro Yamamoto KO 2R (Punch)

K-1 -67.5 Welterweight GP Semi Finals

Semifinal #1 : Mohan Dragon def Kazuki Yamagiwa KO2R (Two downs, punches)( Melsik Baghdasarya cannot compete due to sholder injury)
Semifinal #2 : Yuta Kubo def Hitoshi Tsukakoshi KO 1R (two downs, low kicks)

Superfights
Yoshiki Takei def Namito Izawa KO 3R (3 knockdowns)
Stauros Exakoustidis def Taiga KO 1R (3 knockdowns, punches)

K-1 Featherweight Championship match
Takeru def Junguang Wang DEC (Unanimous, 30-29,30-29,30-28)

K-1 -67.5kg Welterweight Championship GP Final
Yuta Kubo def Mohan Dragon DEC (Unanimous, 29-26,30-27,30-25)