Takedown Tuesday recaps the previous weekend’s happenings in Asian MMA.
12 – 15 October 2018
Glory of Heroes 35
Glory of Heroes 35 got in on the MMA action with kickboxing cross over stars in MMA bouts on 12 October. The Chinese champs went 1-1: Wei Rui got unceremoniously choked out by late notice grappler Adib Nazrishoev, while Tie Yinghua made use of his best assets, punches and knees, for the TKO victory over Igor Chemyakin.
Well-known MMA fighters also has mixed results, with Yang Sen getting a much needed submission win over Italo Freitas by armbar, and Ji Xian getting his signatory guillotine turned on himself, forcing him to tap to relative unknown Levan Shaishmelashvili. Full recap here.
Satoshi Ishii took a short notice fight in German MMA Championship 17 and delivered a noteworthy finish. He submitted Rokas Stambrauskas with a kimura while stretching him out with a head scissors. It took the judoka a full year to get an MMA fight so props to him for winning in style.
One Pride FN 23
One Pride continued with their amazing onslaught of Indonesian MMA badasses. Muhamad Irfan Saputra repeatedly nailed Aditya Ginting to the canvas with takedowns – but it only takes one punch to change everything. Ginting proved that with a knockdown, some ground and pound, and finally merciless meme-worthy knee drops to Saputra’s head.
Lorensius Andi used his Fransino Tirta-inspired BJJ with a big single leg takedown and relentless guillotine attacks until he finally got Alin Anggrianto to tap, thereby advancing into the atomweight tournament finals. Full recap here.
Yuki Kawana got his final shot in the PFL lightweight tournament as an alternate, but he wasn’t able to make things work for him. Kawana lost the decision to Ramsey Nijem.
Angel’s Fighting 8
Angel’s Fighting welterweight champion Bae Myung-Ho didn’t need to put in much work to bring home a paycheck in a non-title fight. After Rodrigo Caporal missed weight due to sickness, a last minute opponent was flown in from Samurai Mark Hunt’s gym: 0-4 Kyohei Hagiwara. Bae let Hagiwara come in, then he jumped on a guillotine and got the tap in 30 seconds. Full recap here.
25th All Japan Amateur Shooto Championship
To forecast the future stars of Japan, look no further than the winners of this year’s All Japan Amateur Shooto Championship. Here they are:
Strawweight: 田上越累 Tagami Koyuru (Osaka / BLOWS)
Flyweight: 宇田悠斗 Uda Yuuto (Ehime / MMA fighter HOPE)
Bantamweight: 當房 桂 Katsura Toubou (Osaka / Shooto GYMS Naokai Kai)
Featherweight: 野尻定由 Nojiri Sadayuki (Fukuoka / Akasaki Dojo A-SPIRIT)
Lightweight: 中山慎平 Nakayama Shinpei (Shizuoka / Shooto Gym roots)
Welterweight: 上原 平 Uehara Taira (Kanagawa / Reversal Gym Yokohama Grand Slam)
Middleweight: 井口雅仁 Masahito Iguchi (Chiba / AACC)
Women’s Atomweight: 廣瀬里美 Satomi Hirose (Chiba / Paraestra Matsudo)
Women’s Strawweight: 古谷あさみ Asami Furuya (Kanagawa / SHOOTO GYM K’z Factory)
Women’s Flyweight: 柳 仙香 Yanagi Senka (Saitama / ALLIANCE)