On Saturday, Nov. 12, Professional Shooto returned to the famous Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan for Shooto Pacific Rim Double Championship.

In the evening’s main event, Paraestra Chiba product Ryo Okada fought Duro Gym’s Keita Ishibashi for the Shooto Pacific Rim title. Okada was unbeaten in his past nine fights. Ishibashi had six submission wins in his past eight fights.

In the evening’s co-main event, KRAZY BEE’s Ryogo Takahashi took on Team Rscl’s Tomoya Hirakawa. Takahashi, 27, had won three fights since his most last defeat to DREAM featherweight champion Hiroyuki Takaya in 2014. Hirakawa finished three of his opponents during his five-fight winning streak.

In the main card’s action, former Shooto world champion and UFC veteran Yasuhiro Urushitani fought top Japanese flyweight prospect Takumi Tamaru. Former ZST bantamweight champion Keisuke Fujiwara met Japan’s Jun. Bellator veteran Kevin Croom made his debut in Japan against Road to UFC: Japan alumni Tatsuya Ando. Perennial strawweight contender Junji Ito took on Takahiro “Kotetsu” Kohori.

The event aired live at 4:30 a.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.

Keita Ishibashi def. Ryo Okada by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 2:30
Ryogo Takahashi def. Tomoya Hirakawa by knockout (knee and right hook). Round 2, 2:01
Takumi Tamaru def. Yasuhiro Urushitani by submission (armbar). Round 1, 4:48
Tatsuya Ando def. Kevin Croom by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:11
Junji Ito def. Takahiro Kohori by TKO (ground and pound). Round 1, 2:07
Yuki Okano def. Kyoto Kodama by TKO (ground and pound). Round 1, 3:55
Keisuke Fujiwara def. Jun by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 3:10
Tsubasa Saito def. Hansen Reiyu by unanimous decision (20-18 x3)

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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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