May 29, 2010 by Post Team
In the main event of the night, Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz returns to dream for the first time in two years, taking falling Pride star Hayato “Mach” Sakurai in a non-title fight. Also on the slate: an old rivalry is renewed (again) as the aging Hunter “Gracie, Kazushi Sakuraba, Gracie Ralek meets a matter of average weight. The billboard features some interesting names of the lower weight classes, including “Kid” Yamamoto, Joachim Hansen, Hiroyuki Takaya, Hideo Tokoro, Kazuyuki Miyata, “Wicky” Akiyo Nishiura, Yoshiro Maeda and Kenji Osawa.
And of course, no dream card would be complete without Ikuhisa Minowa versus someone who exceeds at least 100 pounds – this time out, is 330-pound Imani Lee.
Play-by-play after the jump.
Nick Diaz def. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai by submission (armbar) R1
Ralek Gracie def. Kazushi Sakuraba by unanimous decision
Hiroyuki Takaya def. Joachim Hansen by KO (punches) R1
“Kid” Yamamoto def. “Kiko” Lopez by KO (punches) R1
“Wicky” Akiyo Nishiura def. Hideo Tokoro via TKO (strikes) R1
Kazuyuki Miyata def. Takafumi Otsuka via split decision
Kenji Osawa def. Yoshiro Maeda via split decision
Ikuhisa Minowa def. Imani Lee by submission (RNC) R1
Star of the fracture
Nick Diaz (21-7, 1 NC) vs. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai (10/02/1935)
Round 1: Sakurai swings with fists above his head and tied awkwardly. Mach drag Diaz by a single leg. Diaz trying to push through the guard of Sakurai, but Mach stay active on her back with a lot of putts. Nothing seems too harmful, but are rising in volume. Sakurai supported on the corner of the cage, trying to push out of Diaz with the butterfly guard. They pop back up and labels Sakurai Diaz with a overhand right, which led Diaz to push against the fence. Shrug of the shoulders and knees in the middle of Diaz in the clinch. Diaz become loose and throws some jabs brand splashing. Mach powers through a double-leg in Diaz’s full guard. Diaz trying to tuna-net-walk and isolate the right arm of Sakurai. He throws on Mach – well, kind of self Mach turns – and Diaz is able to finish the armbar and get the key.
Nick Diaz (22-7, 1 NC) def. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai (02/11/1935) via submission (armbar) 3:54 R1
Kazushi Sakuraba (1/12/1926, 2 NC) Ralek vs Gracie (2-0)
Round 1: After 20 seconds, is released into Gracie in Sakuraba and connects with a right hand, then returns Saku. Sakuraba free and safe money in the right arm of a kneeling Gracie, but Gracie is the prevention of Sakuraba to get through both legs. Gracie tripods and batteries, but Sakuraba, now upside down, firmly supports. With two minutes left, Gracie finally removed the arm and moves to half guard, side control to the right of Sakuraba. Gracie knees to the head. Saku pushes it back to half guard, but Gracie goes back to side control and works for an arm-triangle. Gracie ends the round in the north-south, considering a leglock.
Round 2: Testing the leg kicks from Sakuraba and Gracie repatriation of some decidedly against Gracie-esque kicks. Sakuraba is connected with his best punch of the fight and make a cut next to Gracie’s left eye. Sakuraba Gracie landfills with a suplex and starts to pound out of the position of the knee in the belly, as it has effectively throughout the measure. Knees to the head, more hammerfists of Gracie, who can not pass the guard Saku, but it is choking and punish Ol ’39. Once again thank you for a presentation at the last second, an armbar this time. Sakuraba is cooked.
Round 3: Ralek connects with a couple of solid right head kick but Sakuraba not hesitate. Saku go to body blows as Gracie keeps him at bay with a TEEP. Slugging away with overhead lefts and right uppercuts is Sakuraba. Two minutes from the end of the fight and effort plows Saku Gracie to the canvas with a double-leg. Sakuraba has full protective heartbreaking for a kimura on the right arm of Gracie, but the foot seems to have become stuck in the trunks of Gracie and the referee begins awkwardly pulling to separate and pull Gracie’s pants (below!) a backup. Sakuraba loses the hold, meanwhile, almost falls into a armbar as time expires.
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Ralek Gracie (3-0) def. Kazushi Sakuraba (26-13-1, 2 NC) by unanimous decision
Hiroyuki Takaya (01/08/1912) vs. Joachim Hansen (09/01/1919)
Round 1: Hansen Takaya plunks an overhand right and a leg kick. Hansen immediately starts checking the kicks, Takaya tags with a short hook, Turn to the right of yours. Hansen takes a poke in the eye, but the two slap hands and continue without intervention. Takaya goes low for a double animal, Hansen and back in the cage. Hansen reverses and goes for a single leg of his own, but Takya tour with him and the referee separates them with 90 seconds left. Hansen catches Takaya with a right which puts you in the rubber feet. Another right down sends Hellboy, Takaya follows him to the canvas and off the lights with some more hits. KO ever been the first time Hansen, a tesament awesome power of the Bancho of Streetfight.
Hiroyuki Takaya (01.08.1913) def. Joachim Hansen (10/01/1919) by KO (punches) 4:32 R1
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (17-3, 1 NC) vs Federico “Kiko” Lopez (4-2)
Round 1: Yamamoto wearing wrestling boots. They look odd in the white box. Children catch Lopez in the groin with a low shot. Lopez is good but takes a few seconds to pick up. Moments later, a load of explosions Yamamoto Lopez with a right hand and follows with an uppercut and hammerfists that Lopez was cold. Yamamoto still pounds away and the ref jumps to end the fight. Yamamoto is understandably excited and plants a big kiss, full of errors to the camera.
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (18-3, 1 NC) def. Federico “Kiko” Lopez (4-3) by KO (punches) 1:41 R1
Hideo Tokoro (26-21-1) vs. “Wicky” Akiyo Nishiura (01/05/1910)
Round 1: In the beginning, with the right clubs Tokoro Wicky rope. Tokoro gets on his bike and Wicky presses ahead with his usual style Herky-jerky, hands down. Wicky lunges in and connects with a right uppercut that knocks Tokoro, which survives to some hammerfists (and a couple in the back of the head) and recovered half guard. Soon after, are back up and drops Wicky Tokoro with a right hook. Tokoro duck shooting and clips him in the back of the head. A few more shots in the field of Wicky seals the deal.
“Wicky” Akiyo Nishiura (01.05.1911) def. Hideo Tokoro (26-22-1) via TKO (strikes) 2:51 R1
Kazuyuki Miyata (8-7) vs. Takafumi Otsuka (04/01/1910)
Round 1: Otsuka rushes through the cage, but fails to Miyata. Elegant version of Otsuka abode green skirt-shorts. They clinch, and Otsuka lands some hard knees to the bread basket. Miyata knee jump and drag down Otsuka, but they are a backup before. Otsuka is extended in an attempt to dismantle Miyata, but jumps back up. Otsuka slips on the mat again as he pressed forward in Miyata, who has the fence at the back. Nice diet of punches, kicks and knees in front from Otsuka. Miyata lands another jumping knee with 40 seconds left, but Otsuka nearly taking his back in the fight to secure.
Round 2: Miyata trying to find his range, landing some punches and hooks facing out, but Otsuka work in the first two minutes. Otsuka seems to be around a bloody nose, but is doing an excellent job of defending takedowns Miyata. Miyata attack with the left hook, Otsuka return fire with the body of his corner kicks and yells at him not to move backwards. A seemingly tired Otsuka Miyata presses and fired in the cage. Miyata looking for a Kimura and Otsuka kneels before him, but he escapes Otsuka.
Round 3: Otsuka comes alive with more roundabouts and knees, Miyata catches with a hard right hook that drives Miyata bind and pull down Otsuka. They finish in downtown Otsuka cage and landing knees in the middle. Miyata gives a turn as they disengage. Otsuka nose is pouring blood now. It connects right to the top of Otsuka. Miyata with a shot of his own TEEP and Otsuka has double underhook and relies on the fence. Miyata he walks back to the center of the cage and throws it down Ostuka. Miyata stopped behind Otsuka, tries a suplex, but not sold Otsuka. Miyata hard work a means of protection for the last two minutes, it could well be stealing this fight. Miyata was trying to sling an arm-triangle to the last minute.
BloodyElbow.com sees the fight to Takafumi Otsuka.
Kazuyuki Miyata (9-7) def. Takafumi Otsuka (01/05/1910) by split decision over
Yoshiro Maeda (08/02/1926) vs. Kenji Osawa (09/02/1915)
Round 1: Osawa landing leg will start on the left-hander early Maeda. Maeda eventually connects with a solid combination, but then Osawa catches a kick in the bowl. Maeda restarts and begins to enter Osawa, knees and clinch landing a hard left hooks. It rock’em sock’em robots as both fighters bang away until Osawa clips Maeda Maeda and shoots in. They finish against the cage with a minute left. Maeda unable to complete the demolition, but throw some good with his knees pinned Osawa network of tuna. Maeda Osawa finally launches the canvas as the bell rings.
Round 2: Maeda spends most of the round of work for a takedown but Osawa defends well. Maeda continues to receive the inside and popping Osawa, Osawa but now retaliate with stiff rights.
Round 3: Osawa goes on the offensive, pursuing Maeda down with punches and kicks. Nice kick to the body sends Maeda Osawa seeking removal. Clinchwork After some more against the network, Osawa get the best shots in the final minute of the fight.
Kenji Osawa (02.09.1916) def. Yoshiro Maeda (02/09/1926) by split decision over
Ikuhisa Minowa (45-30-8) vs. Imani Lee (1-2)
Round 1: Wading Minowa and eat in a combination that makes the crowd gasp, but did not seem to do much. Minowa wait a moment and charges again, spearing Lee in the cage network of albacore and deposit it in the base. Shrug and a short body shots while trying to pass Minowa half guard. Lee U.S. dollars out momentarily, but Minowa dives back into the top. Minowa half guard, leaning over the body of Lee and working a kimura on the right arm, but can not straighten it out. Minowa finally gets to ride with a minute left in the round and pound away. Lee rolls over and takes her back Minowa, it flattens out and sinks in the rear nkd choke.
Ikuhisa Minowa (46-30-8) def. Imani Lee (1-3) via submission (rear-nkd choke) 4:15 R1
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