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TOKYO -- More than 3,900 fans gathered Saturday to celebrate the first card of Shooto's 20th anniversary series at the newly opened JCB Hall, just a stone's throw from the time-honored Korakuen Hall in Japan's Tokyo Dome City complex.

While the evening proved to be a rough one for some of Japan's best, it was still an exciting night of fights.

Capping off the card was a welterweight showdown between two of Shooto's top 154-pounders in Takashi Nakakura (Pictures) and Ganjo Tentsuku (Pictures), who were vying for the title Tatsuya Kawajiri (Pictures) had recently vacated.
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I completely forgot Sakurai was fighting. Him losing was suprising to me. Thought people on here would enjoy the read.

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dang only 3900!?

In tacoma we filled the tacoma dome with 14K for one of the crappest Strikeforce cards ever culminating in Bob Sapp making Starnes look like the World Most Dangerous Man

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I always knew Sakurai was over rated. lol I think i bet against him at DREAM 1.

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here is a gif of savant Young and Takeshi. Slick Guard pulled by takeshi.

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can't believe Mach got submitted by David Baron. Wow, I wonder if Dream will still put him in their Welterweight Championship match.

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Posted by Mchubb316

I completely forgot Sakurai was fighting. Him losing was suprising to me.



as i

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Posted by RMFG_187

I always knew Sakurai was over rated. lol I think i bet against him at DREAM 1.



Excuse me? Sakurai is one of the greatest fighters the sport has ever seen, he had an undefeated streak of five years before losing to a much bigger Anderson Silva. He's beaten Hansen, Aoki, Pulver, Uno, Azeredo, Trigg, and Danzig. He is far from overrated.

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Posted by jay98107


Posted by RMFG_187

I always knew Sakurai was over rated. lol I think i bet against him at DREAM 1.



Excuse me? Sakurai is one of the greatest fighters the sport has ever seen, he had an undefeated streak of five years before losing to a much bigger Anderson Silva. He's beaten Hansen, Aoki, Pulver, Uno, Azeredo, Trigg, and Danzig. He is far from overrated.



Props.

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Posted by jay98107


Posted by RMFG_187

I always knew Sakurai was over rated. lol I think i bet against him at DREAM 1.



Excuse me? Sakurai is one of the greatest fighters the sport has ever seen, he had an undefeated streak of five years before losing to a much bigger Anderson Silva. He's beaten Hansen, Aoki, Pulver, Uno, Azeredo, Trigg, and Danzig. He is far from overrated.

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Posted by CantAndleDaRiddum


Posted by jay98107


Posted by RMFG_187

I always knew Sakurai was over rated. lol I think i bet against him at DREAM 1.



Excuse me? Sakurai is one of the greatest fighters the sport has ever seen, he had an undefeated streak of five years before losing to a much bigger Anderson Silva. He's beaten Hansen, Aoki, Pulver, Uno, Azeredo, Trigg, and Danzig. He is far from overrated.




not in welterweight top ten, in Lightweight top ten but not top three, Japanese lightweights are overated in comparison to UFC and EliteXC

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david baron looked good. hope elitexc or ufc picks him up..

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rumina sato needs to retire

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