ZST 43 holds a title double header for their 12th anniversary event

ZST 43
ZST 43

ZST 43 takes place on November 23, 2014 with a title double header for the organization’s twelfth anniversary show.


For the Bantamweight title, Keisuke Fujiwara faces Kohei Kuraoka. Fujiwara comes back to ZST after being fodder for Yuta Sasaki in Shooto, and losing a close and tough split to Naohiro Mizuno. He drew with grappling kingpin Alan Yaminiha, but the ZST stalwart earned his shot at the vacant title from his long history in the promotion. Kuraoka, on the other hand, made a significant comeback in 2014, going 2-0-1 in ZST. Both guys have skills standing and on the ground, but expect Fujiwara to win if it stays on the feet, and Kuraoka if they engage on the ground.

For the Featherweight title, Atsushi Kato will face Koji Mori. Kato has worked his way up the ranks and has back to back wins in 2014. Mori is riding a loss from Grandslam, but there’s no denying he is the one with the power in his hands, and experience. The question is if Kato’s patience and countering will enable him to avoid Mori’s bombs.

Undefeated submission ace Takeshi Kashiwazaki takes on former Outsiders slugger Tatsuya Watanabe in what could end up being fight of the night, and getting them noticed by outside promotions. Middleweight journeymen Sen Nakadai and Atsushi Saito will be the biggest men on the card and Sen will likely throw bombs while Saito tries to lock up a limb.


ZST 43 – 12th Anniversary
November 23, 2014
Differ Ariake
Tokyo, Japan

#15 – Bantamweight Title Match
Keisuke Fujiwara 藤原 敬典(スピニングガレージ)
Kohei Kuraoka 倉岡 幸平(蒼天塾)

#14 – Featherweight Title Match
Atsushi Kato 加藤 惇(キングダムエルガイツ)
Koji Mori 森 興二(X-ONE GYM 湘南)

#13 – Bantamweight
Takeshi Kashiwazaki 柏崎 剛(K-PLACE埼玉格闘技道場)
Tatsuya Watanabe 渡辺 竜也(RINGS/MAX GYM)

#12 – Featherweight
Yuto Hiyama 檜山 勇斗(パラエストラ川崎)
Tetsuya Seki 関 鉄矢(SONIC SQUAD)

#11 – Flyweight
Yusuke Uehara 上原 佑介(マルワジム横浜/team roial)
Satoru Date 伊達 聡(Team DATE)

#10 – Middleweight
Sen NAKADAI(リバーサルジム横浜グランドスラム)
Atsushi Saito サラリーマンシバター郎(パンクラス P’s LAB 横浜)

#9 – Lightweight
Yujiro Yamamoto 山本 裕次郎(リバーサルジム新宿 Me,We)
Shuya Arimura 有村 脩也(U-FILE CAMP 登戸)

#8 – Super Flyweight 55kg
Kenichi Sawada 澤田 健壱(パラエストラ東京)
Kaito Sakamaki 坂巻 魁斗(BRAVE GYM)

#7 – Featherweight
Tomomitsu Hinuma 樋沼 朝光(RIKI GYM)
Nobuyuki Kanaizuka 金井塚 信之(リバーサルジム東京スタンドアウト)

#6 – Bantamweight
Hitoshi Makino 牧野 仁史(リバーサルジム東京スタンドアウト)
Seiichiro Ito 伊藤 盛一郎(リバーサルジム横浜グランドスラム)

#5 – Lightweight
Hiroyuki Ota 太田 裕之(OFC)
Atsushi Ueda 上田 厚志(骨法烏合会矢野卓見道場)

#4 – Super Flyweight
Shin Takenaka 竹中 慎(パンクラス P’s LAB 東京)
Yoshinari Shinba 榛葉 善也(マスタージャパンMMA)

#3 – Featherweight
Yohei Ota 太田 洋平(Brightness)
Takahiro Baba 馬場 高広(リバーサルジム横浜グランドスラム)

#2 – Bantamweight
Takao Ueda 上田 貴央(パラエストラTB)
Reiha Nozawa 野沢 零羽(和神会)

#1 – Bantamweight
Toshiaki Hayasaka 早坂 俊明(パラエストラ川崎)
Junichi Hirata 平田 純一(STL-OFC)