On Sunday, May 20, Watanabe Promotions presented Taguchi vs. Budler from the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.

In the evening’s main event, WBA and IBF titleholder Ryoichi Taguchi met former WBA world minimumweight champion Hekkie Budler.

In the co-main event, IBF world champ Hiroto Kyoguchi defended his belt against undefeated challenger Vince Paras.

Hekkie Budler def. Ryoichi Taguchi by unanimous decision – IBF and WBA world light flyweight titles
Hiroto Kyoguchi def. Vince Paras by unanimous decision – IBF world minimumweight title

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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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