On Sunday, May 13, Professional Shooto returned to Culttz Kawasaki in Kanagawa, Japan.

In the main event of the evening, former Shooto world champion Takeshi Inoue met the current titleholder Yutaka Saito in a clash of eras. Saito defended his title with a five-round unanimous decision win over Caol Uno in 2017. Inoue had not competed in over 20 months. However, Inoue picked up back-to-back victories over Yojiro Uchimura and Fumiya Sasaki before his long absence from the sport.

The event aired live at 1 a.m. ET on Ameba TV (Japan).

Yutaka Saito def. Takeshi Inoue by unanimous decision
Yosuke Saruta def. Itchaku Murata by knockout (right hook). Round 3, 0:45
Yuta Nezu def. Mamoru Uoi by split decision
Tomoya Hirakawa def. Yo Saito by knockout (punches). Round 1, 2:31
Ryo Okada def. Aguri Ronda by knockout (ground and pound). Round 1, 2:48
Tomoharu Umezawa def. Koha Minowa by majority decision
Junji Ito def. Mijikai Nagai by majority decision
Tsubasa Saito def. Takanori Muratsu by unanimous decision
Kazuma Kuramoto def. Akira Enomoto by unanimous decision
Daisuke Suzuki def. Yo Otake 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 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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