“M-1 Challenge: Japan – 3rd Edition” summary and results

On Wednesday April 29th, Team England made its debut in the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” at Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan. PRO MMA (promma.info) has been notified of the results.

Team England was pitted against Team Japan and thanks to Simon Phillips, Matt Thorpe, Tom Blackledge, and Rob Broughton, England walked away with a 4-1 victory.  Team England leader, Ian Butlin, was the lone Brit to receive a loss as Japan’s Luiz Andrada sent him home with an arm-bar to remember him by at 3:20 of round  1. 

Team USA West shutout South Korea 5-0 with fighters David Jansen (improved  to 10-0), Fabio Negao, Giva “The Arm Collector” Santana (improved to 12-1), Raphael Davis, and Shane Del Rosario (improved to 6-0) all taking home the victory.

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Pancrase Shining 9 Results

This Pancrase event took place on October 26, in Differ Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan.  The fight results are as follows:

  • Kenji Arai fought Tashiro Akai to a Draw
  • Takuya Wada fought Masahiro Toryu to a Draw
  • Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Yuichi Ikari via KO in Rd. 1
  • Takafumi Ito defeated Takaichi Hirayama via Unanimous Decision
  • Takuya Eizumi defeated Takayuki Hirayasu via TKO in Rd. 2
  • Wataru Takahashi fought Hiroshi Tomita to a Draw

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Pancrase: Shining Tour 08 – Oct. 26 in Tokyo

Pancrase: Shining Tour will take place October 26 in Differ Ariake, a sports arena in Tokyo.

The main event consists of a featherweight King of Pancrase fight between the Brazilian, Marlon Sandro, who is undefeated and “J-Taro” Masaya Takita.

The semi-finals of a welterweight tournament is also on this card and the winners will meet in December to decide who will face the interim champion, Takuya Wada, for the title.

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