(Rumina Sato vs. Cory Grant, 10/30/09)
You may have been too busy putting the finishing touches on your half-assed pop culture-referencing costume to notice, but Takanori Gomi was one of several Japanese MMA fighters to get back into action at Vale Tudo Japan 2009 in Tokyo this past weekend. The event also included Rumina Sato, who you see in the above video effectively using those pesky leg kicks to soften up Cory Grant before putting him away, and Takeshi Inoue, who dispatched former Shooto champ Alexandre Franca Nogueira with strikes in the fourth round.
Video of Gomi’s five-round battle with American Tony Hervey is after the jump. It’s a pretty fun little scrap, and definitely worth watching.