While most Americans were kicking off their Halloween festivities on Friday, “Sengoku Raiden Championship 15” was jumping off inside the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.
Hiroshi Izumi faced Hames Zikic in the card’s featured attraction. Although the Japanese stud was expected to easily dispose of Zikic, he was forced to settle for a close split decision victory instead.
Although MMA fans stateside continue to complain about the inconsistencies in the sport’s judging, four out of the ten fights that took place in the Orient last night resulted in a split decision verdict.
The show was held October 30th in Japan and aired live in North America on HDNet.
Here are the results from Sengoku 15:
Hiroshi Izumi def. James Zikic via Split Decision
Brian Cobb def. Kazunori Yokota via Split Decision
Manabu Inoue def. Jae Hyun So via Unanimous Decision*
Shunichi Shimizu def. Wataru Takahashi via Unanimous Decision*
Akitoshi Tamura def. Shoko Sato via Split Decision*
Taiyo Nakahara def. Shintaro Ishiwatari via Split Decision*
Yasubey Enomoto def. Taisuke Okuno via Unanimous Decision#
Keita Nakamura def. Takuya Wada via Submission (Strikes) at 3:30 in the 1stRound#
Kazuo Takahashi def. Chang Seob Lee via Submission (Armlock) at 2:28 in the 1stRound
Maximo Blanco def. Kiuma Kunioku via KO (Strikes) at 4:26 in the 1stRound
* – Asian Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals
# – Welterweight Grand Prix Semifinals