Ganryujima 10.21 Results: Katsunori Kikuno Takes All Asia Tournament
Katsunori Kikuno wins All-Asia 8 man Martial Arts tournament at Ganryujima 10.21 on Friday, October 21, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan live on Fuji TV network

Katsunori Kikuno takes All Asia 8-man martial arts tournament at Ganryujima 10.21 on Friday, October 21, 2016 live on air by Fuji Network in Tokyo, Japan.

Japanese mixed martial artist Katsunori Kikuno earned three victories in All-Asia one night tournament. In the opening round he stopped Ha Woon Pyo of Korea. In the semi-finals he went up against Russian Igor Permin. Kikuno took the third round TKO win and moved to the finals.

In the championship round Kikuno battled out against his country-fellow Michihiro Omigawa. The second beat Zhang Wensheng of China and Ali Mahrou Bakhtiari of Iran. The bout ended prior the final bell. The verdict proclaimed Katsunori Kikuno as the winner of all tournament. Earlier in his career Kikuno made the 2-3 record in UFC as well as held the DEEP lightweight title.

In addition, local Akihiko Mori defeated Aditya Katkade of India in the reserve bout. Also on the night Italian Michele Verginelli defeated Brazilian Marcus Lero Aurelio. Star Style of Mongolia beat Nigeria’s Honshu.

Ganryujima 10.21 was the fifth edition of a new martial arts project powered by Sadaharu Tanikawa, a producer of K-1. The events air live on the leading network in the country, Fuji TV. Ganryujima collaborates with the number one kickboxing federation, World Kickboxing Network (WKN).

Fight Results

All Asia 8 Man Tournament

1/4 Final

Katsunori Kikuno (Japan) wins by KO R1 vs Ha Woon Pyo (Korea)
Igor Permin (Russia) wins vs Khuukhenkhuu ‘Amaraa’ Amartuvshin (Mongolia)
Michihiro Omigawa (Japan) wins by KO R1 vs Zhang Wensheng (China)
Ali Mahrou Bakhtiari (Iran) wins vs Kuntap Charoenchai (Thailand)

1/2 Final

Michihiro Omigawa (Japan) wins by KO R1 vs Ali Mahrou Bakhtiari (Iran)
Katsunori Kikuno (Japan) wins by TKO R3 vs Igor Permin (Russia)

Final

Katsunori Kikuno (Japan) wins by TKO vs Michihiro Omigawa (Japan)

Reserve Fight
Akihiko Mori (Japan) wins vs Aditya Katkade (India)

Super Fight
Star Style (Mongolia) wins vs Honshu (Nigeria)

Super Fight
Michele Verginelli (Italy) wins vs Marcus Lero Aurelio (Brazil)

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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