(Kitaoka vs. Gomi)
Not that Sengoku lightweight grand prix winner Satoru Kitaoka was some scrub that Takanori Gomi was going to run over, but few people expected Kitaoka to give the Fireball Kid the quickest loss of his career. Yet that’s what happened today at Sengoku’s "Rebellion 2009" card in Saitama, Japan, as Gomi found himself on the painful end of a heel-hook before the two-minute mark. That makes it five impressive wins in a row for rising star Kitaoka — who is now Sengoku’s lightweight champion — and the third loss in five fights for Gomi, whose legendary reputation takes another tough hit.
In the event’s middleweight championship bout, Jorge Santiago put Kazuo Misaki to sleep with a rear-naked choke at the 3:26 mark of the fifth round; if Misaki made it to the bell, he would have likely won the decision after a grueling war that saw the "Grabaka Hitman" dominate Santiago with his striking.
— Antonio Silva def. Yoshihiro Nakao via TKO 1:42 of round 1
— Eiji Mitsuoka def. Sergey Golyaev via armbar 4:22 of round 1
— Mu Bae Choi def. Dave Herman via TKO 2:22 of round 2
— Maximo Blanco def. Seigo Inoue via KO 0:38 of round 1
— Hidetada Irie def. Minoru Kato via TKO 4:21 of round 2
(Silva vs. Nakao)
(Choi vs. Herman)
(Lawal vs. Naito)