Gono, Sandro and Santiago victorious at Sengoku RC 12; Mizuto Hirota vacates his titlePosted on March 7, 2010, 01:07 PM by Anton Gurevich
No surprises at the entertaining Sengoku Raiden Championship 12, as the top competitors Akihiro Gono, Jorge Santiago and Marlon Sandro defeated their opponents. Santiago avenged his loss to Mamed Khalidov from SRC 11, with a well-earned 48-47, 48-47, and 49-47 Decision in the main event of the evening.
SRC 12 had also some important announcements: Sengoku Lightweight Champion Mizuto Hirota appeared at the event with a bandaged hand (see Hirota vs Shinya Aoki), announcing that he will vacate his Lightweight Title. Hirota stated that he will return to action probably in September, this time as a challenger and not as a Champion.
Sengoku Raiden Championship 13 will take place on Sunday, June 20th, at the famous Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall).
SRC Middleweight Title Fight:
Jorge Santiago (c) Def. Mamed Khalidov by Decsion 3-0 (48-47, 48-47, 49-47)
WW: Akihiro Gono Def. Diego Gonzalez by Decison 30-27, 30-27, 30-29
LW: Maximo Blanco Def. Chang Hyun "Armbar" Kim by KO (Round 1 1:10)
FW: Marlon Sandro Def. Tomonari Kanomata by KO (Round 1 0:09)
HW: Yoshihiro “KISS” Nakao Def. Henry "Sentoryu" Miller by TKO (Round 2 3:27)
FW: Yuji Hoshino Def. Nick Denis by guillotine choke (Round 2 0:47)
LW: Leonardo Santos Def. Kiuma Kunioku by rear-naked choke (Round 1 3:06)
FW: Shigeki Osawa Def. Kyung Ho Kang by Decision 3-0