On Saturday, Feb. 18, Krush returned to Tokyo, Japan for KRUSH.73.

In the evening’s main event, KRUSH 67-kilogram champion Hitoshi Tsukakoshi defended his title against challenger Mohan Dragon.

In the night’s action, Daiki Matsushita met Yikihiro Komiya and Yuta Shinohara fought Jun Nakazawa in the semifinals of the Krush 65-kilogram tournament.

In the 60-kilogram tournament quarterfinal match-ups, K-1 veteran Pettas Leona took on WPMF Japan champion Hayato, former Krush 55-kilogram champion Tenma Sano met 19-year-old Taio Asahisa, Booch Beat’s Takeshi Watanabe took on K-1 alum Masanobu Gosyu, and 20-year-old prospect Riku Anpo clashed with former It’s Showtime and Krush GP champion Masahiro Yamamoto.

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

Hitoshi Tsukakoshi def. Mohan Dragon by knockout (head kick). Round 3, 2:54 – 67-kilogram title
Yukihiro Komiya def. Daiki Matsushita by majority decision (30-29, 29-29, 29-28) – 65-kilogram tournament semifinal
Jun Nakazawa def. Yuto Shinohara by knockout (left hook). Round 2, 1:52 – 65-kilogram tournament semifinal
Pettas Leona def. Hayato by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-29, 30-28) – 60-kilogram tournament quarterfinal
Taio Asahisa def. Tenma Sano by unanimous decision (30-28 x3) – 60-kilogram tournament quarterfinal
Masanobu Gosyu def. Takeshi Watanabe by unanimous decision (30-25 x3) – 60-kilogram tournament quarterfinal
Riku Anpo def. Masahiro Yamamoto by knockout (punches). Round 1, 2:05 – 60-kilogram tournament quarterfinal
Katsuki Ishida def. Kenta Hayashi by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 1:35
Yuki Egawa def. Masafumi Kurasaki by knockout (left hook). Round 1, 1:10
Hitoshi Sugimoto def. Kenny Melanin by knockout. Round 3, 0:36
Koichiro Nabeshima def. Hiroki Kokubo by knockout. Round 1, 1:16
Naoki Yamamoto def. Genki Adachi by unanimous decision (30-26 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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