Cage Force EX Eastern Bound took place on Monday in Tokyo. The main focus was on the two quarterfinal matches of the promotion’s featherweight tournament.
Moving on to the semi-final round were Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura, who knocked out top Korean talent Jong Man Kim little more than two minutes into the first round, and Takeshi Yamazaki, submitting Daikai Ozaki partway through round two.
The next quarterfinal bouts are set for Cage Force’s April 5 show where MMAWeekly’s No. 4 ranked featherweight, Antonio Carvalho, will face Yuji Hoshino and Armando Sanchez squares off with Adrian Pang.
Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinals:
Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura def. Jong Man Kim by KO at 2:13, R1
Takeshi Yamazaki def. Daikai Ozaki by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:30, R2
Hidetaka Monma def. Lee Yong Hoon by Submission (Armbar) at 1:44, R1
Mizuto Hirota def. Johnny Frachey by KO at 0:08, R2
Yoshiro Koyama def. Isamu Sugiuchi by TKO at 2:08, R2
Tetsuo Seto drew with Toshinari Takashima
Hiroki Ozaki def. Norman Paraisy by Submission (Armlock) at 0:37, R2
Taiyo Nakahara def. Tezuka Motonobu by Submission (Kneebar) at 1:07, R1
Naohiro Mizuno def. Ryota Sasaki by Unanimous Decision
Wataru Suzuki def. Manabu Watanabe by KO at 0:37, R1