KANA (K-1 Group)

Krush.92 Results: KANA Defends, Noiri and Yamato Score Impressive Knockouts

On Saturday, Aug. 18, Krush returned to the Nagoya International Conference Center and Event Hall in Nagoya, Japan, for Krush.92.

In the night’s main event, women’s flyweight champion KANA looked for her second title defense against Chinese Sanda champion Liu Shibei. KANA, 26, had won fight straight since dropping her title against Mellony Geugjes in 2017. At just 18 years old, Shibei had won eight of her nine pro bouts.

In the night’s main card action, K-1 super lightweight titleholder Masaaki Noiri moved up to 67-kilogram against China’s Yang Haodong, former WBC, WMC, Lion Fight and K-1 MAX champion Tetsuya Yamato returned against Hero Legends Asian champion Cui Jianhui, and top-five ranked featherweight Ren Hiramoto challenged 2017 K-1 Koshien champion Kaisei Kondo to a special rules match consisting of three, two-minute rounds.


The event aired live at 2:00 a.m. ET on Ameba TV (Japan). The main card aired live at 3:00 a.m. ET on GAORA (Japan) and Ameba TV.

KANA def. Liu Shibei by knockout (liver kick). Round 2
Masaaki Noiri def. Yang Haodong by (left head kick). Round 1
Tetsuya Yamato def. Cui Jianhui by knockout (left hook to the body). Round 2
special rules match: Ren Hiramoto vs. Kaisei Kondo
Tatsuya Oiwa def. Masahiro Yamamoto by knockout. Round 2, 2:58
Shinichiro Kawasaki def. Taito by knockout. Round 2, 1:10
Shuhei Kumura def. Kaito Yamawaki by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-28)
Masafumi Kurasaki def. KAZUNORI by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Takahito Niimi def. TETSU by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-28, 30-27)
Yuto Saito def. Sho Yamaguchi by knockout. Round 1, 2:05