On Friday, March 3, KRUSH returned to the famed Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan for KRUSH.74.

In the evening’s main event, Krush 58-kilogram champion Kaito Ozawa defended his title against Chinese prospect Yun Qi. Ozawa most recently defended his title at KRUSH.68 against Tatsuya Oiwa, his rival Takeru’s teammate.

In the night’s action, top-10 ranked featherweight Minoru Kimura lost in his return to kickboxing against Kohei Nishikawa. Former Krush 67-kilogram champion Keita Makihira stopped K-1 veteran Kenji. Former Krush 70-kilogram champion Hiroki Nakajima knocked out K-1 gym’s Yoichi Yamazaki.

The event aired live at 3:00 a.m. ET on AmebaTV, NicoNicoTV, and GAORA.

Kaito Ozawa def. Yun Qi by majority decision (30-29, 30-29, 29-29) – 58-kilogram title
Kohei Nishikawa def. Minoru Kimura by knockout. Round 1, 2:12
Keita Makihira def. Kenji by knockout. Round 3, 0:57
Hiroki Nakajima def. Yoichi Yamazaki by knockout. Round 2, 2:00
Taito Gunji def. Taisuke Degai by unanimous decision (30-27×3)
Kotaro Shimano def. Yuta “DYNAMITE” Takahashi by unanimous decision (30-27×3) – 60-kilogram tournament quarterfinal
Toshi def. Yoshiki Harada by unanimous decision (29-26, 29-27, 29-26) – 60-kilogram tournament quarterfinal
Fumiya Osawa def. Tatsuya Inaishi by unanimous decision (28-26, 28-26, 27-26) – 60-kilogram tournament quarterfinal
Takumi Yokoyama def. Hitoshi Aketo by unanimous decision (30-28, 29-28, 29-28) – 60-kilogram tournament quarterfinal
Fumiya def. Hayato Suzuki by knockout. Round 3, 0:31
Ryuto def. Keita Kanto by majority decision (30-28, 30-28, 29-29)
Naoya Otada def. Hiroaki Shinohara by knockout. Round 2, 1:52

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Zach Aittama
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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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