It’s been ignored by the majority of North American mediabut RINGS did come back earlier this year, and the promotion is still doing theshow.
The operation is handled by ZST but that actually make sense because ZSTstarted as sort of minor league / successor of RINGS.
And just like the old days, the founder Akira Maeda has been using hisconnection, bringing in interesting fighters from all over the Europe andRussia. Just like Fedor Emelianenko in the RINGS' old days.
In the headliner of this show, Vitali Krat did disclose he needs to improvemore in the take down defense department but overall he was a much harderstriker than Yuki Yamamoto, and this was basically a beat down. Especially inthe second round after Yamamoto spitted out mouthguard on purpose, Krat justlanded heavy blows, and at the end, landed a hard left kick to the body toscore a clear KO win.
Also, in the co-main event of the evening, Konstantin Kireev only needed 27seconds to demolish Hisato Izawa.
Kireev was 700 gram over the contract weight so he had to start the fight withtwo-point deduction on judges' score cards but this really didn't matter for astriker from team RINGS RUSSIA.
Right off the bell, Kireev landed a right hook and when Isawa backed off, hefollowed with fury of punches and completely KO'd a youngster from Washin kai.
FIGHTING NETWORK RINGS - BATTLE GENESISvol. 10
The Main Event - 73 Kg & Under Bout 5 min / 3R
Yuki Yamamoto (Japan / Paraestra Chiba) vs Vitali Krat (Russia / RINGSRussia)
Winner: 2R 3'51" Vitali Krat byKO (kick to the body)
11th Match - 70.3 kg & Under Bout 5 min / 3R
Hisato Izawa (Japan / Washin kai) vs Konstantin Kireev (Russia / RINGSRussia)
Winner: 1R 0'27" KonstantinKireev by KO (punches)
10th Match - 65.8 Kg & Under Bout 5 min / 3R
Masayuki Okude (Japan / Gold's Gym South Tokyo) vs Yusuke Kagiyama (Japan /MMA Dojo Cobra-kai)
Winner: 1R 4'06" YusukeKagiyama by TKO (referee stoppage - right hook followed by ground and pound)
9th Match - 57 Kg & Under Bout 5 min / 2R
Ryosuke Tanuma (Japan / Reversal Gym Yokohama Grand Slam) vs ToruSakakibara (Japan / U-FILE CAMP)
Winner: 1R 1'31" Ryosuke Tanumaby TKO (referee stoppage - ground and pound)
8th Match - 70.3 Kg and Under Bout 5 min / 2R
Atsushi Ueda (Japan / Ugo kai) vs Sotaro Yamada (Japan / BRAVE GYM)
Winner: Atsushi Ueda by DG (Yamadawas more than 2K over the contract weight)
7th Match - 54.4 Kg & Under Bout 5 min / 2R
Yuichiro Yajima (Japan / Zendo-kai Shinjuku Dojo) vs Kenichi Sawada (Japan/ Paraestra Tokyo)
Winner: 1R 3'01" YuichiroYajima by Submission (arm-triangle choke)
6th Match - 61.2 Kg & Under Bout 5 min / 2R
Toshihiro Shimizu (Japan / Uruno Dojo) vs Hiroaki Yoshioka (Japan /Brightness)
Winner: 1R 3'48" YoshihiroShimizu by Submission (rear naked choke)
5th Match - 55 Kg & Under Bout 5 min / 2R
Tatsuya Watanabe (Japan / MAX GYM) vs Hiroyuki Ai (Japan / GROW)
Winner: 2R Tatsuya Watanabe byDecision (2-0)
4th Match - 77.1 Kg & Under Bout 5 min / 2R
Makoto Sasaki (Japan / Shinon juku) vs Maurice Shelton (USA / move)
Winner: 1R 4'39" Makoto Sasakiby Submission (kimura)
3rd Match - 70.3 Kg & Under Bout 5 min / 2R
Shinichi Taira (Japan / Tsunashima Jiu-jitsu) vs Hiroaki Takayama (Japan /Shinwa Total Combat)
Winner: 1R 3'08" Shinichi Tairaby TKO (referee stoppage - ground and pound)
2nd Match - 56.7 Kg & Under Bout 5 min / 2R
Shin Takenaka (Japan / P's LAB Tokyo) vs Daiki Miyamoto (Japan / move)
Winner: 2R Shin Takenaka by Decision(2-1)
1st Match - 70.3 Kg & Under Bout 5 min / 2R
Koji Mori (Japan / X-ONE GYM Shonan) vs Yo Sato (Japan / move)
Winner: 1R 3'04" Koji Mori byTKO (referee stoppage - ground and pound)
Reportby Shu Hirata