On Sunday, Jan. 15, one of Japan’s largest kickboxing organizations, Krush, returned to Tokyo, Japan for Krush.72.

In the evening’s main event, Krush women’s champion Kana fought The Ultimate Fighter 23 cast member and veteran Dutch kickboxer Mellony Geugjes. Kana, 24, was previously undefeated in her professional career with six wins and four knockout victories. She attempted to make her third defense of the Krush women’s title against the 24-year-old Mike’s gym product.

In the night’s main card action, Krush 70-kilogram champion Jordan Pikeur defended his title against exciting Japanese knockout artist Yu Hirono. Former 70-kilogram champion Hiroki Nakajima met undefeated K-1 Koshien champion Hiromi Wajima. Heavy hitting 55-kilogram veteran Ryuji Horio took on former K-1 Koshien bantamweight Yuya Suzuki.

The event aired live at 3 a.m. ET on GAORA and AmebaTV.

Mellony Geugjes def. Kana by unanimous decision (28-26, 28-26, 27-26)
Jordan Pikeur def. Yu Hirono by majority decision (30-29, 30-28, 29-29)
Hiroki Nakajima def. Hiromi Wajima by majority decision (29-29, 30-29, 30-29)
Keisuke Ishida def. Masato Yuki by unanimous decision (30-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Yuya Suzuki def. Ryuji Horio by unanimous decision (30-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Namito Izawa def. Rasuto by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Kenji def. Jin Hirayama by split decision (30-29, 29-28, 28-29)
Yuzuki Satomi def. Hikaru Fujihashi by majority decision (28-27, 27-27, 28-27)
Taito Gunji def. Reiji Kasami by knockout. Round 1, 2:58
Koto Hiroaka def. Ayumi Texas by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-28)
Ryohei Akimoto def. Takuma Kawaguchi by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Akihiro Kaneko def. Koki by knockout (left hook). Round 3, 1:54

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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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