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FIGHT #1

Jan Olav Aker
30
6'1"
205lbs
71" reach
2-4-2
Strengths: Submissions, top control, heart

Aluizio da Assuncao
25
6'1"
205lbs
72" reach
1-0-0
Strengths: Muay thai, wrestling, knockout power

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The bell rings, signaling the beginning of the fight.

Aker pulls Assuncao into a grapple, but Assuncao uses his strength to pull away quickly. Aker dives for a double leg but is unable to attain it as Assuncao steps away. Aker tries for a takedown again but this time eats a stiff counter right hand that drops him. The referee starts the ten-count. Aker is up at 8 seconds. The fight is restarted. Aker tries for another takedown off the bat but is shrugged off with ease. Aker seems desperate to get this to the ground. Assuncao lands a nice leg kick. Assuncao lands a beautiful jab-body punch combination, set up with a feinted body kick. Assuncao counters a jab with a body kick. Aker shoots for a double but is once again dropped by a counter punch. The referee starts the ten-count. Aker is up at 7. The fight is restarted. Aker tries to shoot in on Assuncao but is out of range, allowing Assuncao to counter with a leg kick. Aker shoots in with a very sloppy takedown, obviously due to his exhaustion and is easily stuffed by Assuncao. Assuncao brings him down with a front facelock, but Aker is back to his feet quickly. Both men look visibly tired. Assuncao lands a leg kick. We pass halfway point of this 30 minute fight. Aker shoots in for a couple more takedowns, but is stuffed every time. Assuncao has used his good wrestling to neutralize the ground skills of Aker in this fight. Aker shoots for yet another takedown but is brought down into the turtle position by Assuncao. Assuncao lands a knee to the head of Aker, Aker quickly get out of the bad spot. Both men exchange some very weak strikes before Aker shoots in with yet another takedown, and he is once again dropped due to a counter punch. The referee starts the ten-count. Aker is up at 7. The fight is restarted. Assuncao lands a sharp leg kick. Aker looks like he's beginning to feel the effects of these kicks to the legs. Aker ducks under a looping right hook and is finally able to get Assuncao to the ground. Assuncao uses the butterfly guard to push Aker off of him. Aker stands over Assuncao. Aker dives in with a flying punch but Assuncao defends it, attempting to scramble in the process. It backfires on him, ending up with him in the turtle position and Aker taking his back. Immediately Aker gets his hooks in! He's going for the rear naked choke! Aker has Assuncao completely flattened out, it looks like this is it! Assuncao taps out!

Jan Olav Aker wins via tap out due to a rear naked choke.

FIGHT #2

Atsushi Nakajima
39
5'10"
185lbs
71" reach
29-13-0
Strengths: Judo, veteran experience, conditioning

Gekko Goto
27
6'0"
205lbs
77" reach
6-0-0
Strengths: Takedowns, submissions, conditioning

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The bell rings, signaling the beginning of the fight.

Goto avoids a jab. Goto attempts to counter it with a barrage of punches but is unable to land on Nakajima. Goto shoots in on Nakajima, though Nakajima is equal to it and pulls Goto into the clinch. They are evenly matched within the clinch, and they end up breaking apart after a few moments. Goto shoots for a double leg and is once again brought into the clinch of Nakajima. Once again, they break apart. Nakajima counters a jab with a left straight. Goto counters a jab with a flurry of punches. Goto shoots in for a double leg takedown but is stuffed. Nakajima stuffs yet another takedown from Goto. Goto opts to fight in the clinch, forcing Nakajima up against the ropes. Goto controls Nakajima against the ropes. Goto looks to be a bit tired, it looks like he's using the clinch to catch his breath. Nakajima takes a hard foot stomp. After a bit of dirty boxing, Goto gets double underhooks and attempts a takedown but is unable to get the judo black belt to the ground. Nakajima reverses it and is now in the dominant clinch position. This does not last for long, as Goto uses his raw strength to turn Nakajima around against the ropes. Goto gets double underhooks once again and after a bit of struggling, takes Nakajima to the mat with a leg sweep. Nakajima pulls guard. Goto catches his breath, landing a few short strikes from the guard. We reach the half way point of this 30 minute fight. Nakajima holds Goto in his guard, content to throw punches from the bottom. Goto smothers Nakajima on the ground, landing short punches from the guard. The clock runs down as Goto uses his dominant position to rack up points. Both fighters are exhausted. Nakajima has double underhooks. We enter the final 60 seconds of this fight. After another minute of Goto smothering Nakajima, the fight ends.

After 30 minutes, the fight will now go to the scorecards... and now, the winner by a 3-0 decision... Gekko Goto!

FIGHT #3

Tadao Miyazaki
24
5'9"
185lbs
70" reach
8-0-0
Strengths: Karate black belt, unorthodox style, underrated ground game

Sho Kitabatake
33
6'3"
205lbs
77" reach
13-0-0
Strengths: Olympic level judo, cardio, durable

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The bell rings, signaling the beginning of the fight.

Kitabatake is nearly caught with a huge head kick from Miyazaki, but avoids it at the last second. Kitabatake avoids a combination. Miyazaki throws a body kick, but Kitabatake is able to move out of range. Miyazaki throws a scything leg kick, but it's caught by Kitabatake and uses it to take Miyazaki to the ground. Miyazaki pulls half guard. Kitabatake attempts to pass the half guard of Miyazaki, but finds himself unable to at this time. Miyazaki tries to scramble, but is unsuccessful. Kitabatake uses the scramble to pass to half guard. Kitabatake spends a good few minutes trying for a key lock from side control, but Miyazaki is equal to it and does not allow Kitabatake to apply the submission. Miyazaki attempts to sweep Kitabatake, but is only successful in giving up his back. Kitabatake's ground skills seem to be too much for Miyazaki. From this point on, Kitabatake spends the rest of the fight on Miyazaki's back, throwing down short strikes. The fight ends.

After 30 minutes, the fight will now go to the scorecards... and now, the winner by a 3-0 decision... Sho Kitabatake! An extremely underwhelming performance from both fighters. Miyazaki will certainly need to work on his ground skills.

GRAND PRIX PRELIMINARY #1

Mikio Inoue
29
5'8"
155lbs
69" reach
7-2-0
Strengths: Kickboxing, heart, determination

Korekiyo Anzai
27
5'10"
155lbs
70" reach
6-0-0
Strengths: Well rounded, submissions, underrated striking

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The bell rings, signaling the beginning of the fight.

This fight will be for the first spot in the quarter finals. Anzai avoids a body kick. Inoue counters a flurry of punches with a left hand. Anzai avoids a jab. Inoue misses with a left hook. Anzai throws a couple punches and shoots in for a takedown, but Inoue is able to shuck him off. Inoue uses his striking to keep Anzai out of grappling range. Anzai shoots in for another takedown but Inoue sprawls, forcing Anzai into the turtle position. Almost as soon as Inoue sprawls, Anzai pulls guard. Inoue tries to stand up out of the guard, but Anzai holds on tight. Not long after, Anzai throws up his legs for a triangle. It looks deep, and Inoue has no choice but to tap out!

Korekiyo Anzai wins via tap out due to a triangle choke. He advances into the quarter finals.

GRAND PRIX PRELIMINARY #2

Naizen Hamacho
25
5'10"
155lbs
73" reach
7-1-0
Strengths: Takedown defense, kickboxing experience, knockout power

Shiko Taka
29
5'6"
155lbs
65" reach
6-2-0 1NC
Strengths: Ground control, submissions, dangerous off his back

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The bell rings, signaling the beginning of the fight.

The winner will face Anzai in the quarter finals. Hamacho catches Taka with a good jab. A left hand misses, allowing Hamacho to land a solid left hook. Taka shoots in on Hamacho but is caught by a huge left hook that nearly drops him. Hamacho lands a stringing combination of punches from the pocket. Hamacho lands a right to the body into a left cross. Hamacho is putting on a clinic in the stand up. Hamacho lands a powerful body punch. Taka eats a stiff jab. Taka throws some wild punches and shoots in on Hamacho, but is easily stuffed. Taka misses with a straight left and Hamacho is able to counter with a right straight. Hamacho lands a picture perfect combination to the body and head of Taka. Taka shoots in but Hamacho is able to stuff the takedown and bring Taka down into the sprawled position. Hamacho unloads with some big punches to the head of Taka, but Taka stays calm and gets back to his feet. Taka counters a leg kick with a left straight. Hamacho lands a three punch combination but eats a stinging jab in the process. Hamacho does not seem impressed with the strikes Taka has landed so far. Taka counters some leg kicks with a decent combination. Taka scores some good punches and opts for the takedown but eats a counter knee from Hamacho! He goes down hard. The referee starts the ten-count. Taka is back up at 8. The fight is restarted. Hamacho looks a little bit tired, he may have used up a lot of energy lighting up Taka early on in the fight. Taka lands a counter jab. Taka shoots in for another takedown but is caught with a counter right that forces him back. Taka lands a good jab. While Taka is landing more punches, he is landing mostly single punches and not doing much damage. Hamacho ducks past a left punch and lands a stinging combination. Hamacho avoids another takedown. We reach the halfway point of this 30 minute fight. Taka seems tentative, could be trying to wait until Hamacho is tired to attack? Taka shoots in for yet another takedown but eats a big left punch in the process, stunning him. Hamacho looks gassed, his punches are no longer hurting Taka as badly as they had been before. Taka ducks under some punches for a takedown, but is unable to take him down. He settles for pushing Hamacho up against the ropes. Taka pulls Hamacho's legs out from under him and finally gets the takedown. Hamacho pulls half guard. Taka must do something with this position. He has been dominated on the fight for the majority of this fight, and simply smothering Hamacho for the rest of the fight will not do. Taka is unable to pass the half guard. Both fighters seem to tired to advance position, with Taka laying the half guard of Hamacho until the fight ends.

After 30 minutes, the fight will now go to the scorecards... and now, the winner by a 3-0 decision... Naizen Hamacho! Towards the end of the fight, it seemed Taka would be able to score a come from behind submission on Hamacho. However, his lack of killer instinct and conditioning lost him this fight. Hamacho will advance to the quarter finals. While his conditioning seemed to be a problem towards the end of the fight, his stand up in the early parts of the fight is evidence that he is a dangerous fighter and deserves to be in this tournament.

GRAND PRIX PRELIMINARY #3

Dustin Harris
23
5'8"
155lbs
72" reach
11-0-0
Strengths: Takedowns, ADCC veteran, well rounded

Fumiaki Hayashi
32
5'8"
155lbs
67" reach
17-4-0
Strengths: Great striking, well rounded, kicks

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The bell rings, signaling the beginning of the fight.

The winner of this fight will advance to the quarter finals. Harris avoids a jab from Hayashi. Harris slips a left hand from Hayashi and answers with some big shots! Harris shoots in on a stunned Hayashi and gets the takedown. Hayashi pulls guard. Harris is unable to pass guard. Hayashi pushes Harris off of him with his legs. Harris lands a face stomp from standing position! Hayashi finds a a way to pull half guard to avoid taking any more damage! Harris immediately gets an arm triangle position. He is able to free his leg from half guard and hop over to the other side of Hayashi's body. Harris applies a ton of pressure and forces the tap!

Dustin Harris wins via tap out due to an arm triangle choke. In a fight between two top ranked lightweights, Harris shows his dominance by out striking and out grappling a veteran in Fumiaki Hayashi and will advance to the quarter finals. He is certainly a favorite to win this tournament.

GRAND PRIX PRELIMINARY #4

Fujimaro Hidaka
26
5'5"
155lbs
68" reach
4-2-0
Strengths: Kickboxing, always improving, knockout power

Eizan Ichiji
28
5'9"
155lbs
69" reach
7-1-1
Strengths: Muay thai, dangerous in the clinch, kicks

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The bell rings, signaling the beginning of the fight.

The winner of this fight will face Harris in the quarter finals. Ichiji counters a barrage of punches with a jab. Ichiji avoids a leg kick and counters with a left hand. Hidaka counters a straight left with some big punches! Ichiji ducks under a punch and lands a jab. This fight is shaping up to be a good stand up battle. Hidaka throws a big punch that hurts Ichiji, allowing him to unload with punches on Ichiji against the ropes! Ichiji collapses, he's hurt! Hidaka unloads with punches to finish the job, forcing the referee to step in and protect Ichiji from taking any more damage.

Fujimaro Hidaka wins by referee stoppage due to punches. Hidaka advances to the quarter finals, showcasing his devastating striking in the process.

GRAND PRIX PRELIMINARY #5

Edilberto de Silva
24
5'7"
161lbs (de Silva did not make weight)
70" reach
12-2-1
Strengths: Leg kicks, muay thai clinch, finishing ability

Eijiro Yanagita
33
5'7"
155lbs
66" reach
25-11-2
Strengths: Veteran experience, takedowns, grinding style

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The bell rings, signaling the beginning of the fight.

The winner of this fight will advance to the quarter finals. de Silva misses a leg kick. de Silva nails Yanagita with a hard combination, ending with a right cross. de Silva defends a takedown. de Silva fakes a shot but Yanagita doesn't flinch. Yanagita seems desperate for the takedown but de Silva's takedown defense is just too good. Yanagita shoots in on de Silva, but de Silva forces him down to the turtled position. de Silva lands a soccer kick to Yanagita's head! Yanagita scrambles back to his feet. Yanagita makes his way into the clinch and is able to take de Silva down. de Silva pulls half guard. Yanagita attempts to pass to side control but is unable to at this time. de Silva attempts to scramble back to his feet, but winds up on top of Yanagita instead. Yanagita pulls half guard. Yanagita attempts to lock in a guillotine choke but is unable to. We pass the halfway point in this 30 minute fight. Yanagita is able to recover guard and sinks in another guillotine choke! Yanagita cranks on de Silva's neck but cannot force the tap for the life of him! de Silva pulls his head out. Yanagita looks like he may have gassed trying to get that guillotine. de Silva passes to side control and lands a good knee to the ribs. de Silva lands another knee and mounts Yanagita. de Silva pounds away with some elbows. de Silva takes Yanagita's back after an attempted sweep. de Silva spends the rest of the fight on Yanagita's back landing punches, but unable to do much else. The fight ends.

After 30 minutes, the fight will now go to the scorecards... and now, the winner by a 3-0 decision... Edilberto de Silva! While it was not the best performance, de Silva shows that he is more than just a knockout artist by controlling a seasoned grappler in Eijiro Yanagita on the ground. He will advance to the quarter finals.

GRAND PRIX PRELIMINARY #6

Motoki Hojo
26
5'9"
155lbs
71" reach
15-4-0
Strengths: Ranked internationally in competitive Wing Chun, kickboxing experience, unorthodox

Go Yamamoto
35
5'7"
155lbs
69" reach
26-9-0
Strengths: Muay thai, dangerous in the clinch, knockout power

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The bell rings, signaling the beginning of the fight.

The winner of this fight will face de Silva in the quarter finals. After a bit of a feeling out process, both fighters throw caution to the wind and just start to swing! Hojo lands a nice right cross that drops Yamamoto! The referee starts the ten-count. Yamamoto is up at 7. The referee restarts the fighters in the center of the ring. Both fighters circle. Both men once again spend a good amount of time feeling each other out, but once again this tactic is thrown out the window. Hojo ducks under a looping right hook and lands a vicious right hand of his own, dropping Yamamoto once again. The referee starts the ten-count. Yamamoto is up at 6. The fight is restarted. Both fighters throw some punches but end up in the clinch. Yamamoto pulls Hojo into the muay thai clinch and lands a sharp elbow. Yamamoto loads up and lands a huge knee to the nose of Hojo in the clinch! Hojo crumples to the ground, he's out cold!

Go Yamamoto wins by KO. Once again, Hojo starts a fight off strong, scoring numerous knockdowns, but is eventually defeated due to getting over eager. Yamamoto shows veteran experience in defeating Hojo after being dropped twice, as well as a good chin. He will advance to the quarter finals.

GRAND PRIX PRELIMINARY #7

Tarcisio Dantas
25
5'8"
155lbs
67" reach
2-0-0
Strengths: Wrestling, ground & pound, size advantage

Masato Wai
24
5'7"
155lbs
67" reach
1-0-0
Strengths: Wrestling, top control, always improving

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The bell rings, signaling the beginning of the fight.

The winner of this fight will advance to the quarter finals. Dantas avoids a jab. Dantas throws a couple wild punches and attempts a takedown but is shucked off with ease. Wai stays elusive, but is unable to stop a double leg from the much larger Dantas. Dantas passed guard into side mount with relative ease, much to skilled on the ground for Wai. Dantas looks like he wants to attack one Wai's arms. He does, going for an armbar! Almost immediately Wai taps out!

Tarcisio Dantas wins via tap out due to an armbar. Dantas scores a quick victory and advances into the quarter finals.

PRELIMINARY #8

Yoshida Takahashi
28
5'7"
155lbs
72" reach
12-4-3
Strengths: Unpredictable, leg locks, All Japan Combat Wrestling 70kg Champion

Lazaro Campos
25
5'6"
155lbs
66" reach
1-0-0
Strengths: Boxing, knockout power, cardio

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The bell rings, signaling the beginning of the fight.

The winner of this fight will face Dantas in the quarter finals. Takahashi scores a takedown right off the bat, easily passing to side control. He looks to lock in arm triangle, but Campos defends it. Takahashi stands up for seemingly no reason, allowing Campos to get up. Takahashi throws a huge over hand right but misses. Takahashi lands a nice jab. Takahashi shoots for another takedown but is only able to push Campos against the ropes. He tosses Campos to the ground with a judo throw. Campos pulls guard, but cannot defend as Takahashi transitions to side mount again. This time Takahashi is more tenacious, spinning for an armbar and cranking it hard. Campos taps out, it looks like he may have hurt his arm!

Yoshida Takahashi wins via tap out due to an armbar. In what was one of the biggest mismatches of the night, Takahashi takes home an easy win and advances in to the quarter finals to take on Tarcisio Dantas.

Last edited by thefireballkid93 : 03-24-2012 at 02:00 PM.
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