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Knockout of the Week: Marlon Sandro Flattens Masanori Kanehara in 38 Seconds, Wins Sengoku Featherweight Title

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While American MMA fans were focused on the TUF 11 Finale and WEC 49 last weekend, Sengoku Raiden Championships 13 went down Sunday in Tokyo, featuring Masanori Kanehara‘s first featherweight title defense against Marlon Sandro. Or should we say attempted title defense — Sandro needed just 38 seconds to blast Kanehara with a right uppercut and send him down to the canvas face-first, stiff as a board. Already the reigning featherweight King of Pancrase, Sandro now adds the Sengoku featherweight belt to his trophy case.

After an early career that was marked by more decisions than stoppages, Sandro (17-1) has scored three straight first-round knockouts since his controversial split-decision loss to Michihiro Omigawa last August; Sandro’s win over Kanehara follows his nine-second KO of Tomonari Kanomata at Sengoku 12. Sengoku 13 will be broadcast on HDNet this Friday at 10 p.m. ET. Full results from the event are after the jump…

Marlon Sandro def. Masanori Kanehara via KO, 0:38 of round 1

Hiroshi Izumi def. Chang Seob Lee via TKO, 4:37 of round 1

Yasubey Enomoto def. Sanae Kikuta via TKO, 3:57 of round 1

Maximo Blanco def. Rodrigo Damm via TKO, 0:45 of round 2

Keita "K-Taro" Nakamura def. Omar de la Cruz via TKO, 3:53 of round 2

Takuya Wada def. Jae Sun Lee via split decision

Shigeki Osawa def. Katsuya Toida via disqualification (kicks to the groin), 1:35 of round 3

Doo Ho Choi def. Ikuo Usuda via split decision

Ryo Kawamura def. Hidetada Irie via TKO, 3:00 of round 2

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for the love of mma- June 23, 2010 at 4:46 pm
KO of the year!!
rpn452- June 23, 2010 at 12:38 pm
Fuuuuuck, did you have to make the headline so explicit? I made it this far without knowing the results and you hit me with this. Fucking HDNet delayed broadcasts.
Disco-Platypus- June 23, 2010 at 9:20 am
The Sengoku championship may as well be labeled, "The Champion Who Would Crumble Most Quickly When Faced with American-style Wrestling."
agentsmith- June 23, 2010 at 8:41 am
Maximo Blanco sounds like an awesome name for a cheap tequila.
Viva Hate- June 23, 2010 at 8:31 am
The video cut of right before Ezel stood over him and said "

"You can have your knife back cause I steal, I don't kill."
styrkan- June 23, 2010 at 8:25 am
That's the definition of a KTFO.
HEY- June 23, 2010 at 8:18 am
Stretcher AND a neckbrace!?!


pinkyslayer- June 23, 2010 at 7:31 am
did that guy fucking die? He didn't go stiff or move or twitch or anything. Brutal punch.
Clyde- June 23, 2010 at 7:21 am
mmm... Canvas.