KNOCK OUT will air their first big show of 2018 featuring Tenshin Nasukawa in the main event against Suakim. There are also two Super Lightweight Tournament bouts featured. The event will air live on Periscope worldwide at 5pm Japan time. 2.12 Ota Ward Gymnasium Start 5 p.m. Japan time 1st match 136 lbs Hikaru Machida vs. Kazuma Takahashi 2nd match 105 lbs Manazou Kobayashi vs. Kill Bee 3rd match 113 lbs Issei Ishii vs. Nong Rose 4th match 136 lbs Keijiro Miyakoshi vs. Yota Shigemori 5th match 141 lbs KING OF KNOCK OUT SUPER LIGHT WEIGHT TOURNAMENT First round Yosuke Mizuochi vs. [read more]
There are times when you need to adjust your thinking to make way for greatness, because thinking in the “old way” would mean ignoring the future. Tenshin Nasukawa is not a prospect, yet he did many things in 2017 that have worked to show potential for the future, not just for himself, but for kakutougi as a whole in Japan. So instead of crowning him the Prospect of the Year for perhaps a second time, the award is being adjusted to the “Rising Star” award. If you’ve been following Japanese MMA and kickboxing in 2017, you’ll understand why. If not, [read more]
Sunday in Japan, KNOCK OUT held their KING OF KNOCK OUT Finals to crown a Lightweight Championship. As per usual, there were a lot of knockouts on the show, with its hybrid rules. During the KING OF KNOCK OUT Tournament Finals Yosuke Morii was able to defeat Katsujii via TKO. Hikari Machida (R3 – TKO) Haruaki Otsuki Youta Shigemori (R5 – Dec) Maki Pinsa Yam Issei Ishii (R5 – Dec) Takuya Noto Yosuke Shimizu (R3 – TKO) Pornsanae Sitmonchai Fukashi (R5 – Dec) Masanori Kanehara Eisaku Ogasawara (R5 – Draw) Ryo Takahashi Rui Ebata (R5 – Dec) Keisuke Miyamoto KING [read more]
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) [read more]
In their fifth official event, Japanese kickboxing promotion KNOCK OUT saw another night filled with stoppages, once again living up to their name. The highlight of the event was, fresh off of his 19th birthday, muay thai, kickboxing and MMA superstar Tenshin Nasukawa scoring another stoppage win, this time in round three via TKO due to a cut. Tenshin Nasukawa (R3 – TKO) Wisanlek King of KNOCK OUT Tournament: Katsuji Takahashi (R5 – TKO) Taison Maeguchi Yosuke Morli (R3 – TKO) Gi Hoon Joo Soichiro Miyakoshi (R5 – Dec) Tsukuru Midorikawa Yota Shigemori (R4 – TKO) Hirotoshi Murata Fukashi Mizutani (R4 [read more]
While Japanese kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa has been lighting the world of MMA on fire with a three-win streak in RIZIN MMA in Japan, he’s still a kickboxer at heart and will be returning to the promotion that first got him this crazy noteriety in KNOCK OUT. He’ll be returning to the KNOCK OUT ring at KNOCK OUT vol.4 on August 20th at the Ota Ward General Gymnasium. His opponent has not been decided just yet, but we’ll keep you updated on future updates to the card.
KNOCK OUT held their fourth event, numbered vol.3 last night in Japan, where they continued their King of KNOCK OUT 61.5kg tournament. There were three tournament matches, which saw Taisan Maeguchi, Hikaru Machida and Katsuji advance to the next round, with two of those bouts ending in stoppages, only Machida being taken to a decision. Out of the whole show that was the only fight that went to decision. Once again, KNOCK OUT lives up to its advertising. T-98 (R2 – TKO) Hiro Toya Tatuya Noto (R1 – KO) Issei Ishii Eisaku Ogasawara (R5 – TKO) Wanchalong PKSenchaigym Yosuke Morii (R3 [read more]
On June 17th at the Tokyo Dome City Hall KNOCK OUT returns for their fourth official event with KNOCK OUT vol. 3, featuring the continuation of their King of KNOCK OUT 61.5kg tournament to crown a champion. King of KNOCK OUT 61.5kg Tournament: Fukashi vs. Katsuji King of KNOCK OUT 61.5kg Tournament: Taisan Maeguchi vs. Yuma Yamaguchi King of KNOCK OUT 61.5kg Tournament: Hikaru Machida vs. DJ taiki Yosuke Morii vs. Juan Mario Kaewsamrit Eisaku Ogasawara vs. Wanchalong PKSenchaigym Issei Ishii vs. Tatuya Noto T-98 vs. Hiroto