On Saturday, Nov. 12, Professional Shooto returned to the famous Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan for Shooto Pacific Rim Double Championship.
In the evening’s main event, Paraestra Chiba product Ryo Okada fought Duro Gym’s Keita Ishibashi for the Shooto Pacific Rim title. Okada was unbeaten in his past nine fights. Ishibashi had six submission wins in his past eight fights.
In the evening’s co-main event, KRAZY BEE’s Ryogo Takahashi took on Team Rscl’s Tomoya Hirakawa. Takahashi, 27, had won three fights since his most last defeat to DREAM featherweight champion Hiroyuki Takaya in 2014. Hirakawa finished three of his opponents during his five-fight winning streak.
In the main card’s action, former Shooto world champion and UFC veteran Yasuhiro Urushitani fought top Japanese flyweight prospect Takumi Tamaru. Former ZST bantamweight champion Keisuke Fujiwara met Japan’s Jun. Bellator veteran Kevin Croom made his debut in Japan against Road to UFC: Japan alumni Tatsuya Ando. Perennial strawweight contender Junji Ito took on Takahiro “Kotetsu” Kohori.
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