Sengoku RC 14 Quick Results: Jorge Santiago and Kazuo Misaki battle in what could be the "Fight of the Year"Posted on August 22, 2010, 08:54 AM by Anton Gurevich
Sengoku returned to action after two months, with an entertaining SCR 14 fight card. The event was headlined by the long-anticipated rematch between the reigning Sengoku Middleweight Champion Jorge Santiago and the Japanese veteran Kazuo Misaki. Lightweight contest between the UFC vet Akihiro Gono and the Mongolian fighter Jadamba Narantungalag.
Kazuo Misaki dominated Santiago during the first four rounds of the fight, in what was an amazing display of technique in all aspects of Mixed Martial Arts, determination and heart. But it was the Brazilian who came in full force for the final five minutes, forcing Misaki's corner to throw a towel with just 30 seconds before the end of the bout. The fight is a sure candidate for "The Fight of the Year" award, alongside the three rounds of war between Leonard Garcia and the Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung at WEC 48. The only difference is the high level of technique shown by Santiago and Misaki.
As for Akihiro Gono, the colorful UFC veteran looked in bad shape against the Mongolian Jadamba Narantungalag (oh, well), losing a Unanimous Decision after three rounds. It was Gono's first defeat after getting on a three-fight winning streak, and surely rises questions on if the move down to Lightweight was a good idea.
Sengoku Raiden Championship 14 was held at the legendary Ry?goku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.
Middleweight Championship bout: Jorge Santiago(c) vs. Kazuo Misaki
Lightweight bout: Akihiro Gono vs. Jadamba Narantungalag
Featherweight bout: Hatsu Hioki vs. Jeff Lawson
Lightweight bout: Sotaro Yamada vs. Leonardo Santos
Welterweight Grand Prix bout: Taisuke Okuno vs. Nick Thompson
Welterweight Grand Prix bout: Kenta Takagi vs. Yasubey Enomoto
Welterweight Grand Prix Reserve bout: Motoki Miyazawa vs. Takuya Sato
Asian Bantamweight Grand Prix bout: Shintaro Ishiwatari vs. Kil Woo Lee
Ishiwatari defeated Lee via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:20 of round 1.
Asian Bantamweight Grand Prix bout: Takuya Eizumi vs. Shoko Sato
Sato defeated Eizumi via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 1:38 of round 2.
Asian Bantamweight Grand Prix bout: Tatsuya So vs. Wataru Takahashi
Takahashi defeated So via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:34 of round 2.
Asian Bantamweight Grand Prix bout: Hirokazu Nishimura vs. Jae Hyun So
So defeated Nishimura via unanimous decision.