On Sunday, Oct. 7, KNOCK OUT returned to the famed Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, for KNOCK OUT 2018: Cross Over.

In the evening’s main event, Issei “Sunrise Prince” Ishii continued his winning ways with a third-round stoppage victory over 20-year-old Taiga Nakayama.

Also, Thailand’s Yodlekpet Or. Pitisak bested Japan’s Yusuke Iwaki by decision.

The event aired live on Periscope.

Issei Ishii def. Taiga Nakayama by TKO (injury). Round 3, 2:04 – flyweight tournament semifinals
Kazuki Osaki def. Yoshiho Tane by TKO (stoppage). Round 5 – flyweight tournament semifinals
Yodlekpet Or. Pitisak def. Yusuke Iwaki by unanimous decision – lightweight Asia tournament opening round
Yosuke Morii def. Kiyosonsen Flyskygym by TKO (punches). Round 6, 0:47 – lightweight Asia tournament opening round
Hikaru Machida def. Taison Maeguchi by unanimous decision
Yosuke Mizuochi def. Katsuki Kitano by unanimous decision

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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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