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K-1 results from Yokohama Arena

K-1 held a HERO’s (their MMA promotion) card earlier today. The results, according to from the Yokohama Arena in Tokyo, Japan are as follows:

  1. Alexandre Franca Nogueira defeated Shuichiro Katsumura at 1:55 in round two by TKO.
  2. Andre Dida defeated Artur Oumakhanov at 1:20 into round one by KO.
  3. Ralek Gracie defeated Katsuyori Shibata at 3:05 in round one with a cross-arm scissors hold for the submission.
  4. Vitor “Shaolin” Ribiero defeated Kazuyuki Miyata at 1:54 in round two by submission.
  5. Black Mamba defeated Hideo Tokoro at 4:47 in round one via TKO.
  6. Caol Uno defeated Katsuhiko Nagata by a unanimous decision.
  7. Melvin Manhoef defeated Bernard Ackah at 2:13 of round one via KO.
  8. Kin Tai Ei defeated Kiyoshi Tamura unanimous decision in overtime.


  • Ackah is the same dude who destroyed Johnnie Morton at the K-1 show on 6/2 in LA.
  • Kazushi Sakuraba reportedly was wearing a mask while he cornered Dida.
  • Masakatsu Funaki announced his intentions of coming out of retirement for Hero’s big New Year’s Eve show.
  • says:

    Whoops, I forgot to add that link. It’s there now.

  • says:

    I knew of a place that was streaming this live and decided to try and record it while I was at work. Man, am I ever glad I decided to goof around with that! This was an incredible show pretty much from top to bottom. Each of the first six fights ranged from great to incredible. Manhoef vs. Ackah was a lopsided street fight that ended with an incredible combination KO. Kultar “Black Mamba” Gill looked very impressive against Tokoro, yet again. Pequeno’s TKO win was more like a KO. And Caol Uno put on a great show, he beat Nagata’s face up pretty bad but it was still a relatively close fight.

    This show was a solid 8/10 with one point taken away for the Tamura snoozefest and another for lack of a true main event. If that Sokoudjou vs. Overeem fight would’ve been added… well, it was better than UFC 73 either way.


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