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Shooto “Final Tradition” Results and Videos: Gomi Beats Down Nakakura, Hirota Upsets Ishida

(Mizuto Hirota vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida; props to MMA Scraps)

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)

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JiMMA- May 11, 2009 at 7:45 pm
Talk about a celebration, lol. (Gomi)
BM2- May 11, 2009 at 5:47 pm
I wouldn't consider the Hirota-Ishida stoppage early. Hirota is just a badass. With occasionally beautiful hair.

The left hook was the one that did it, the right straight clipped his chin and went straight through Ishida's throat (but he wouldn't have been paying attention at the time).
Clyde- May 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm
The Hirota vs ishida stoppage did look a bit early. It's hard to tell if he got that close to a take down because the ref was calling Hirota to stop but I think he could have waited a second/two longer. Tough call really.

I'm loving that Fuji shoot to leg submission attempt to back to reverse mount transfer inside of about 3 seconds. That girl is bad ass.
Fedor- May 11, 2009 at 1:06 pm
gomis the man. #1 in the world right now! What happened to my 1st comment,BEN?!!!!
NECROPHYTE- May 11, 2009 at 12:51 pm
She sat on her face til she tapped.
LittleDoomsday- May 11, 2009 at 12:47 pm
Dang. You Cagepotato Writers edited it before I can say anything. Good to see that Gomi didn't snap his "two fight win streak"! >:D Anyways, glad to hear he is back in the right column.
ben- May 11, 2009 at 12:45 pm
@ greenseed: oh man...thanks for the catch.
ScrambledEggs- May 11, 2009 at 12:38 pm
Oh and how many times does Hirota have to take out a top lightweight before people aren't surprised? They were saying the same thing after he smashed Ryan Schultz.
ScrambledEggs- May 11, 2009 at 12:35 pm
When Gomi trains and is in shape he's tough for anyone in the world to beat.
greenseed- May 11, 2009 at 12:33 pm
ben: highlighted by Takanori Gomi snapping his two-fight LOSING streak.

LoneWolf- May 11, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Yep way to early of a stopage....
LoneWolf- May 11, 2009 at 12:28 pm
That was a great win for Gomi!
Wade- May 11, 2009 at 12:16 pm
The Ishida stoppage was premature in my opinion.