Shoko Sato (Taro Irei/Sherdog)
Professional Shooto 7/15 Results: Sato Defends Bantamweight Title, Tamaru Tops Saruta
On Sunday, July 15, Shooto returned to the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
In the night’s main event, Shoko Sato defended his Shooto world title against Legacy FC veteran Tristan Grimsley. The Japanese champion made the first defense of his bantamweight strap following a loss to Yo Saito in non-title action earlier this year.
Also, Yosuke Saruta put his seven-fight winning streak on the line against top flyweight prospect Takumi Tamaru.
The event aired live at 4:30 a.m. ET on Ameba (Japan) and Samurai TV (Japan).
Shoko Sato def. Tristan Grimsley by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:20 – bantamweight world title
Takumi Tamaru def. Yosuke Saruta by TKO (stoppage). Round 3, 3:49
Kiyotaka Shimizu def. Koki Naito by unanimous decision
Kenji Kato def. Jin Sasa by majority decision
Satoshi Inaba vs. Ryouji Kudo ends in a draw
Ryosuke Honda def. Takamasa Kiuchi by majority decision
Yohei Komaki def. Jo Arai by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 1:15
Takanori Takahashi vs. Daiju Yuki ends in a draw
Mitsuki Takahashi def. Tomohide Kato by unanimous decision
Takeshi Kunito vs. Shohei Nose ends in a draw