On Saturday, May 6, Ganryujima traveled to the Maihama Amphitheater in Urayasu, Japan for Ganryujima: Way of the Samurai 2017 in Maihama.

In the night’s action, UFC veterans Katsunori Kikuno and Michihiro Omigawa tested themselves against much heavier opponents in a mixed rules setting. A fighter can win by knockout, TKO, submission, judge’s decision and a ring out (an opponent falls outside the ring three times in one round). The fights are fought on an open circular surface surrounded by a “moat.”

The event aired live on Fuji TV ONE (Japan).

Jimmy Ambriz vs. Katsunori Kikuno ends in a no contest (Kikuno cut on shin)
Michihiro Omigawa def. Jairo Kusunoki by TKO (injury from throw). Round 2, 2:31
Shoma Shibisai def. Honshu Viwako by ring outs (three in one round). Round 1, 1:13
Hideki Sekine def. Baru Harn by TKO (ground and pound). Round 1, 2:51
Marcus Vinicius def. Nobutatsu Suzuki by knockout (spinning back kick and left head kick). Round 1, 1:47
Hiroyuki Tamura def. Tomohiro Kitai by TKO (ground and pound). Round 3, 0:15
Yoshiyuki Yoshida def. Kuntap Charoenchai by unanimous decision

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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 two amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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