Ganryujima 9 results
Japanese MMA promotion Ganryujima started the season on Wednesday January 3. The event aired live on Fuji TV from Maihama Amphitheater in Tokyo, featuring the eight-fight international bill.
The fight card comprised the representatives of numerous Martial Arts, including Karate, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Sumo, among others. Seven out of eight bouts, held on a flat circle, ended prior the final bell.
In the main event Katsunori Kikuno stopped his Japanese-fellow Michihiro Omigawa at the mark of 57 seconds of the first round. In the semi-main event the representative of the country-host Shoma Shibisai similarly defeated Dutch Brian Douwes.
The highlight of the show, that made international headlines, featured Satoshi “Tiger” Date up against Shunsuke Kazuki. The all-Japanese bout ended in the second round when “Tiger” Date produced a devastating rolling heel kick to the head, dropping his opponent to the canvas.
The Ganryujima project was launched by the former K-1 executive Sadaharu Tanikawa in November 2014. Since 2016 the promotion collaborates with a prestigious kickboxing governing World Kickboxing Network (WKN).
The replay of Ganryujima 9 is available worldwide on FITE Pay-Per-View, starting on January 8. The complete results can be found below.
Katsunori Kikuno (Okinawa Karate) def. Michihiro Omigawa (Judo) via first-round TKO
Shoma Shibisai (Kuramoto Martialarts) def. Brian Douwes (Kickboxing) via first-round KO (Ground and Pound)
Hideki “Shrek” Sekine (Jiu-jitsu) def. Jimmy Ambriz (MMA) via first-round TKO
Evgeny Shalomaev (Kudo) def. Carlos Toyota (Jiu-jitsu) via first-round KO
Shinichi Suzukawa (Sumo) def. Yoshinari (Kickboxing) via first-round TKO (knock off the platform 3 times)
Norimasa Iwasaki (Kazumi Karate) def. Hasumi Ryuta (Catch wrestling) via unanimous decision
Akira Sit Lek (Systema) def. Zenmaru Hidari (Nihon Kenpo) via third-round TKO
Satoshi “Tiger” Date (Indian Royal Martial Arts) def. Shunsuke Kazuki (Karate) via second-round KO