Hitoshi Tsukakoshi (KRUSH)

KRUSH.70 Results: Tsukakoshi Edges Watabe, Sasaki Defends Title

On Saturday, Oct. 15, KRUSH returned to the famed Korakuen Hall for KRUSH.70.

In the main event of the evening, Hitoshi Tsukakoshi edged KRUSH 67-kilogram champion Daiki Watabe to become the promotion’s fifth divisional champion. Watabe won the title with an extra round decision win over Keita Makihira at KRUSH.62 earlier this year. Tsukakoshi became the title challenger with a second-round knockout against Jin Hirayama at KRUSH.66.

In the co-main event of the evening, KRUSH 63-kilogram champion Daizo Sasaki defended his title for the first time against Hiroto Iwasaki. Sasaki, 25, won the vacant title when he defeated K-1 standout Ren Hiramoto at KRUSH.66 in June. Iwasaki earned his shot at the title with an extra round decision victory over Rukiya at KRUSH.68.


The event aired live at 4 a.m. ET on GAORA and AmebaTV.

Hitoshi Tsukakoshi def. Daiki Watabe by majority decision (28-27, 27-27, 28-26) – for 67-kilogram title
Daizo Sasaki def. Hiroto Iwasaki by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 20-26) – for 63-kilogram title
Jun Nakazawa def. Son Star by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:00
Hayato def. Kotaro Shimano by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Taio Asahisa def. Fumiya Osawa by majority decision (30-29, 29-29, 30-29)
Tenma Sano def. Yuki Matsuno by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 28-27)
Takeshi Watanabe def. Hitoshi Aketo by extra round split decision (10-9, 9-10, 10-9)
Ryusei def. Taisuke Degai by majority decision (30-29, 30-29, 29-29)
Haruma Saikyo def. Shota Oiwa by TKO (left hook and right knee). Round 1, 0:31
Kazuhiro vs. Kenta Motomura by split draw (30-28, 29-30, 29-29)
Hiroki Kokubo def. Naoki Yamamoto by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Reiji Kasami def. Kento Russel by knockout (strikes). Round 3, 1:23