GrandSlam 2: Masakatsu Ueda returns home to Japan to face surging Victor Henry

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GrandSlam 2
GrandSlam 2

 

GrandSlam 2 takes place on February 8, 2015 at Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan. Headlining the event will be Masakatsu Ueda’s return to Japan against surging Victor Henry.

 

Ueda’s been plying his trade in ONE FC since a 1-fight stint with Bellator in 2012. Ueda quickly ascended to the top of the division, but couldn’t pull out a win in a 5-round title challenge against Bibiano Fernandes. He now returns home to fight and his next opponent will be the surging Henry.

Henry is a protege of Josh Barnett. He made a name for himself at GrandSlam 1 by knocking out Hideo Tokoro in the first round. Henry’s grappling should be quite interesting against Ueda, should it go to the ground, but in any case it’s a huge step for him to face another world-class opponent in Japan.

Also on the card, fan favorite Flying Monkey No. 2 will face undefeated Hayato Suzuki in what promises to be a fast-paced ridiculously active flyweight match.  Imanari will face fellow leg lock aficionado Kenichi Ito.

 

GrandSlam 2
February 8, 2015
Differ Ariake
Tokyo, Japan

#14 – Bantamweight
Masakatsu Ueda 18-3 上田将勝(パラエストラ東京/元修斗フェザー級(60kg)世界王者)
Victor Henry 8-1-0 ビクター・ヘンリー(米国/CSW/ハイブリッドファイター)

Victor Henry wins by Submission to kneebar rd 3 at 3:22

#13 – Flyweight
Yosuke Saruta 9-5-2 飛猿☆No.2(リバーサルジム川口REDIPS/修斗バンタム級(56.7kg)世界3位
Hayato Suzuki 10-0-2 鈴木隼人(BRAVE)

Hayato Suzuki wins by UD

#12 – Featherweight
Masakazu Imanari 28-14-2 今成正和(Team ROKEN/元DEEPフェザー級&バンタム級王者)
Kenichi Ito 12-12-8 伊藤健一(CARPE DIEM)

Masakazu Imanari wins by Sumbission to RNC in rd 2 at 4:06

#11 – Featherweight
Takahiro Ashida  13-3-2 芦田崇宏(BRAVE)
Tatsuya Ando2-0-0 安藤達也(TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A)

Tatsuya wins by UD

#10 – Featherweight
Fumiya Sasaki 7-9-1 佐々木郁矢(T-PLEASURE)
Daichi Takenaka 4-0-1 竹中大地(パラエストラ和泉)

Daichi Takenada wins by Sumbission to RNC rd 1 at 3:38

#9 – Middleweight
Yusuke Sakashita10-5-0 坂下裕介(TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A)
Bob Armstrong 3-1-0 ボブ・アームストロング(ニュージーランド/ALIVE)

Yusuke Sakashita wins by UD

#8 – Flyweight
Yuichi Miyagi 7-3-0 宮城友一(FIT&KICKBOXING DROP)
Kenta Nagatsuka 5-4-0 八王子・オブ・ザ・デッド(パラエストラ八王子)

CANCELLED: Nagatsuka over weight

#7 – Lightweight
Daisuke Hoshino 9-8-1 星野大介(総合格闘技津田沼道場)
Yuki Ito 10-11-10 伊藤有起(ALLIANCE/TEAMゆでたまご)

Lightweight Grappling match  5分1R
Masayuki Okuizumo 奥出雅之(所プラス)
Kohei Nishibayashi 西林浩平(リバーサルジム新宿 Me,We)

DRAW

GrandSlam Survivor Prelims

#6 – Middleweight
Ike Chris 2-3-1 イケ・クリス(米国/リバーサルジム沖縄クロスライン)
Shinnosuke Oba1-4-0 大場慎之介(パラエストラ東京)

#5 – Featherweight
Kazuyoshi Kiyama 6-10-0 チャップリン木山(CARPE DIEM)
Yuji Sekiguchi 0-0-0 関口雄治(ロデオスタイル)

#4 – Bantamweight
Kohei Maruyama 0-1-0 丸山耕平(アライブ)
Masato Yoshino 0-3-0 コンドル吉野(リバーサルジム横浜グランドスラム)

#3 – Bantamweight
Satoshi Fujiwara 1-0-1 藤原悟史(GRAACA MMA)
Yutaka Shimoda 0-0-0 下田 豊(リバーサルジム新宿 Me,We)

Satoshi Fujiwara wins by Submission, RNC rd 1 1:27

#2 – Flyweight
Takashi Matsuba 2-2-0 松場貴志(ALIVE)
Yuta Yamashiro 7-2-1 山城雄太(リバーサルジム沖縄クロスライン)

#1 – Featherweight
Gaku Hirayama 5-8-1 平山 学(フリー)
Akira Omura0-19-1 オームラン73あきら(ケルベロス柔術)