- YOUNG TALENT SHINES AT PANCRASE RISING

March 18, 2007
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by Al Yu – MMAWeekly.com
Young prospect Ryo Kawamura extended his undefeated streak with a KO victory over journeyman Hiromitsu Kanehara.

Daiki “DJ Taiki” Hata defeated late replacement Kentaro Imaizumi via decision. Hata’s original opponent Djavathan Salmanov was unable to participant due to complications in obtaining a visa. Fans were not graced by Daiki’s much touted about ‘Spiderlock’ technique. “DJ Taiki” previously defeated Imaizumi back at Pancrase – Spiral 5 in 2005.

Popular ZST veteran Takumi “The Oriental Mystery” Yano was knocked out in the first round. Yano fell victim to a knee from Eriya Matsuda and was taken out of the ring on a stretcher after the fight.

Pancrase Rising Tour results:

Asaki Honda and Seiki Ryo fought to a DRAW – RD2
Yuji Hoshino def. Shou Ji – Decision, RD2
Eriya Matsuda def. Takumi Yano – KO, RD1 1:30
Daiki “DJ Taiki” Hata def. Kentaro Imaizumi – Decision, RD2
Alavutdin Gadzhiev def. Ichiro Kanai – TKO, RD1 1:05
Ryo Kawamura def. Hiromitsu Kanehara – KO, RD3 1:36

A scheduled fight between Koji Oishi and Djalili Salmanov was cancelled. Salmanov was unable to participant due to complications in obtaining a visa.

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