On Monday, Feb. 12, KNOCK OUT traveled to Tokyo, Japan for KNOCK OUT: First Impact.

In the evening’s main event, Japanese kickboxing prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa met former Lumpinee stadium champion Suakim Sit.Sor.Thor.Taew. RIZIN star Nasukawa now holds a kickboxing record of 24 wins, zero losses and 18 knockouts.

The event aired live at 3:00 a.m. ET on Periscope and Samurai TV (Japan).

Tenshin Nasukawa def. Suakim Sit.Sor.Thor.Taew by unanimous decision (50-48, 49-47, 49-47)
Fukashi Mizutani def. Kenta Yamada by split decision (50-49, 50-49, 49-49)
Masasato def. Yosuke Mizuochi by knockout. Round 3, 1:02
Keijiro Miyakoshi vs. Yota Shigemori ends in split draw (49-48, 49-49, 48-49)
Issei Ishii def. Nong Rose by knockout. Round 2, 2:15
Manazou Kobayashi def. Kai Ting Zhuang by majority decision (49-48, 48-48, 48-47)
Kazuma Takahashi def. Hikaru Machida by unanimous decision (50-49, 50-47, 50-46)

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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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