Tatsuya Tsubakihara (R) (K-1 Group)

K’Festa.4 Day.1 Results: Tsubakihara Ekes Past Egawa, Yamazaki Smashes Mizutani

Rob Tatum Assistant Editor

On Sunday, March 21, the K-1 group hosted K-1 World GP 2020 Japan K’Festa.4 Day.1 from the Tokyo Garden Theater in Tokyo, Japan.

In the night’s main event, Yuuki Egawa defended his 58-kilogram title against Tatsuya Tsubakihara. The pair met in September in a non-title bout and Tsubakihara stunned the third-ranked super flyweight on the scorecards. They ran it back with the belt on the line.

Gold was also on the line in the co-main event as Hideaki Yamazaki defended his 65-kilogram title for the first time against Fukashi Mizutani. Yamazaki earned the belt with a first-round knockout of Rukiya Anpo in September.


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The action aired live via Abema.tv (Japan only) beginning at 1 a.m. ET.

FULL RESULTS
Tatsuya Tsubakihara def. Yuuki Egawa by extension-round split decision (10-9, 9-10, 10-9) – for 58-kilogram title
Hideaki Yamazaki def. Fukashi Mizutani by knockout (left jab). Round 1, 1:10 – for 65-kilogram title
Yuta Murakoshi def. Ryusei Ashizawa by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-29, 30-29)
Koya Urabe def. Hikaru Hasumi by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-29)
Tatsuki Shinotsuka def. Kaito Ozawa by extension-round split decision (10-9, 9-10, 10-9)
Kaisei Kondo def. Duangsomphong Maki by majority decision (29-29, 30-28, 30-28)
Vitor Toffanelli def. Hayato Suzuki by TKO (cut). Round 3, 1:28
Mahmoud Sattari def. Hisaki Kato by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 0:26
Seiya Tanigawa def. Rui Hanazawa by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Miyu Sugawara def. Nozomi Sigemura by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Gunji Taito def. Riku Morisaka by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Shuji Kawarada def. Hisaki Higashimoto by TKO (cut). Round 1, 1:20
Katsuya Jinbo def. Julio Cesar Mori by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-28, 29-28)
Yuta Matsuyama def. Sora Suizu by knockout (knee). Round 1, 1:19
Koji Ikeda def. Eiki Kurata by knockout (right straight). Round 2, 1:55
Daiki Mine def. Kyosuke Takahashi by knockout (left straight). Round 3, 1:19
Natsuki Kitamura vs. Koki Akada ruled a majority draw (30-29, 29-29, 29-29)