On Thursday, March 1, Teiken Promotions held Nery vs. Yamanaka 2 in Tokyo, Japan.

In the night’s main event, talented Mexican prospect Luis Nery remained undefeated with a second-round TKO stoppage of former WBC world bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka. However, Nery missed weight badly at the weigh-ins and was ineligible to win the vacant WBC title.

Also, IBF world super bantamweight titleholder Ryosuke Iwasa defended his belt for the first time against the Philippine’s Ernesto Saulong.

The event aired live at 6 a.m. ET

Luis Nery def. Shinsuke Yamamaka by TKO. Round 2
Ryosuke Iwasa def. Ernesto Saulong by unanimous decision (119-109, 120-108, 118-110)
Takahiro Ao def. Gamaliel Diaz by unanimous decision (79-74, 77-74, 77-76)
Isao Aoyama def. Satoshi Tanaka by majority decision (59-55, 58-57, 58-58)
Shin Hirano def. Yusaku Oshima by unanimous decision (39-38, 39-37, 39-38)

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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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