Shooto’s "Final Tradition" event, held yesterday in Tokyo, produced an action-packed card that was highlighted by Takanori Gomi snapping his two-fight losing streak. The Fireball Kid looked fit and focused in his non-title-fight against Shooto welterweight champ Takashi Nakakura, getting the better of Nakakura in striking exchanges en route to a knockout victory at the end of the second round. In the night’s main event, Rumina Sato pushed the pace against Shooto lightweight champ Takeshi Inoue with a creative arsenal of striking, rocking Inoue with punches near the end of the first round, but Inoue hung on and managed to stop Sato in a shocking turnaround.
Elsewhere on the card, Mitsuhiro Ishida suffered a surprising loss against Mizuto Hirota, who flattened Ishida with a left hook just 90 seconds into their bout and threw down more punches until he scored the victory; it was arguably an early stoppage, as Ishida was trying to tie up Hirota’s legs and get to his feet when the ref stopped the fight. In the night’s sole women’s feature, undefeated submission buzzsaw Megumi Fujii tore through kickboxer Won Bu Chu in less than a minute.
Full results and videos of the Gomi, Inoue, and Fujii fights (courtesy of NelsaoCB) after the jump…
Takeshi Inoue def. Rumina Sato via TKO, 4:41 of round 1
Takanori Gomi def. Takashi Nakakura via KO, 4:41 of round 2
Williamy Chiquerim def. Yusuke Endo via submission (guillotine choke), 5:00 of round 1
Mizuto Hirota def. Mitsuhiro Ishida via KO, 1:33 of round 1
Kenichiro Togashi def. Tetsuji Kato via majority decision
Kotetsu Boku def. Yutaka Ueda via TKO, 4:56 of round 1
Akiyo Nishiura def. Takumi Ota via unanimous decision
Megumi Fujii def. Won Bu Chu via submission (key lock), 0:52 of round 1
(Takanori Gomi vs. Takashi Nakakura, round 1)
(Takanori Gomi vs. Takashi Nakakura, round 2)
(Takeshi Inoue vs. Rumina Sato)
(Megumi Fujii vs. Won Bu Chu)