On October 4th Japanese kickboxing promotion KNOCK OUT returned for their sixth event, KNOCK OUT vol.5, featuring yet another semifinal in their KING OF KNOCKOUT Championship tournament that saw Yosuke Morii advance in the tournament after stopping Hikaru Machida in the second round due to a nasty cut. They released the full video of that fight, included below.
Their next event, KNOCK OUT vol.6 is December 10th where Yosuke Morii will meet Katsujii to determine the KING OF KNOCKOUT Lightweight Championship tournament winner and crown their first champion.
Seiichi Otsuki (R1 – TKO) Nakame Mitsu
Aibase Kobayashi (R3 – Dec) Haru Tajima
Yuto Yamaguchi (R2 – KO) Ju Ki-hoon
Takuya Noto (R3 – Draw) Yane Yoshiho
Keisuke Miyamoto (R3 – TKO) Yuki Noro
Yusuke Shimizu (R5 – TKO) Hiroaki Suzuki
KING OF KNOCK OUT Lightweight Championship Semifinals: Yosuke Morii (R2 – KO) Hikaru Machida