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Gomi + Trigg Win, Schultz Gets KTFO @ Sengoku 4

(In Trigg’s defense, he had just gotten out of the pool.)

Sengoku’s “Fourth Battle” went down today in Saitama, Japan, featuring the long-awaited returns of Takanori Gomi and Frank Trigg, and the first round of their lightweight grand prix. In a non-tourney main event bout, Gomi faced 5-1 Korean DEEP vet Seung Hwan Bang — who should have been steamrolled by the legendary “Fireball Kid” — but Bang hung in for all three rounds. Eventually, Gomi’s accurate striking and control of the fight’s pace convinced the judges to unanimously give him the win. Trigg’s opponent was Makoto Takimoto, a judoka and PRIDE vet who came into the fight with a 4-4 MMA record, and as with Gomi, the fight was a little more difficult than it should have been. Trigg dominated the standup and inflicted major damage from top positions on the ground, but Takimoto nearly caught Twinkle Toes in a kimura in the second round, and spent a lot of the third on top; still, it wasn’t enough to prevent the judges from giving Trigg the decision after the fight went the distance.

The first round of Sengoku’s lightweight tournament held some surprises as three big names were unceremoniously bounced out of the competition. The HIT Squad’s Clay French was tapped in 31 seconds via achilles lock by former Pancrase mainstay Satoru Kitaoka, and jiu-jitsu ace Rodrigo Damm also suffered a first-round submission at the hands of Eiji Mitsuoka. Former IFL lightweight champ Ryan Schultz, who was the biggest favorite to win his first GP match, got his lights put out by a superman-punch from Cage Force champ Mizuto Hirota in the second round of their fight. Full results after the jump; videos to come.

Main Event Bouts:
Takanori Gomi def. Seung Hwan Bang via unanimous decision
Frank Trigg def. Makoto Takimoto via unanimous decision

Lightweight Grand Prix Opening Round:
Mizuto Hirota def. Ryan Schultz via KO (superman punch), 4:25 of round 2
Kazunori Yokata def. Bojan Kosednar via unanimous decision
Eiji Mitsuoka def. Rodrigo Damm via submission (rear naked choke), 3:13 of round 1
Satoru Kitaoka def. Clay French via submission (achilles lock), 0:31 of round 1

Valentijn Overeem def. Yoshihiki Takahashi via KO (flying knee), 2:42 of round 1
Moise Rimbon def. Peter Graham via submission (rear naked choke), 0:42 of round 2
Yang Dong Yi def. Pawel Nastula via TKO, 2:15 of round 2

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Sharper- August 24, 2008 at 9:58 pm
"You must be this long to ride."
KG- August 24, 2008 at 4:01 pm
After Franks circumcision in Japan, the unfortunate discovery has led to the shame and embarrassment of Frank Trigg
TEMPLE- August 24, 2008 at 12:34 pm
As the last layers of cloth came off the mummy, everyone was surprised and delighted to find Frank Trigg.
Koeikan- August 24, 2008 at 3:00 am
After years of wrestling, unfortunately his ears weren't the only thing that's cauliflowered.
Bizzle- August 24, 2008 at 2:41 am
It was at that exact moment that, the moment they brought out the Megatron 2000 Super Microscope, that he began to wonder...."I guess its not the angle after all, I really do have a small penis"
ruckus- August 24, 2008 at 2:33 am
hmm, never knew that...
how does painting the toe nails help?
KTFO- August 24, 2008 at 1:30 am
FYI: fighters paint there toenails so they won't get ripped off when there fighting/sparring bare foot. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.
Anonymous- August 23, 2008 at 11:55 pm
Chuck lidell paints his toes too... i think they go to the same beauty shop,

Did anyone watched the Schultz get KTFO? holy crap u can hear the impact of Fist to Head. Pretty crazy.
wang_man- August 23, 2008 at 11:49 pm
"flank twig, no berries, no fightee"
wang_man- August 23, 2008 at 11:40 pm
"flank twig, how you gonna love me long time?"
Jburg- August 23, 2008 at 11:30 pm
"Ha! You penis ih' small! You bwing shame to enti'ya familee!"
cabj1905- August 23, 2008 at 11:11 pm
I lost so much respect for Frank Trigg now that I see he paints his toe nails. Nonetheless, good comeback for him after being out all year.
axhed- August 23, 2008 at 9:45 pm
"i crush your head... crush your head"
Markdog- August 23, 2008 at 8:50 pm
shutupandfight- August 23, 2008 at 8:39 pm
that's the scale they use to weigh Hong Man Choi's sperm on.
Charles Fuller- August 23, 2008 at 8:28 pm
"man i want those gloves"
Higgz- August 23, 2008 at 7:57 pm
Best. Picture. Ever.
chuckyden- August 23, 2008 at 6:37 pm
"Frank...your penis is.... this big ....Next!"
mmmiles- August 23, 2008 at 6:13 pm
Japanese steroid test, have to meet minimum diameter?
KG- August 23, 2008 at 5:01 pm
"I understand you like this better Trigg, but wouldnt using my hand feel better?"
Cleanshirt- August 23, 2008 at 3:36 pm
Hello Moto!
Gong- August 23, 2008 at 3:18 pm
That picture for the caption contest. Now.