SHOOTO – 12/08/2007: ‘The Grappler Ueda Defeats ADCC Qualifier Tetsu “Hadairo” Suzuki!’

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Tetsu "Hadairo (Skin Color)" Suzuki always comes up with some kind of performance and every time with different costume. This time it was "Lord of the Ring." Hadairo was mounting the mask and three corner men dressing like some king of a knight-like Buddhist monk. The fourth-place finisher of 2007 ADCC world championship, Hadairo, made the first move in the fight. From the clinch, leg tripped Masaktsu Ueda, took the side mount and dropped punches and elbows to the body. But Ueda reversed passed the guard moved to the side-mount. Hadairo caught Ueda’s head with his legs, slid out for the triangle choke. Ueda didn’t panic here. Stood up and slammed down Hadairo to the ground, and the round was over. It was an even round and the crowd was pleased with two grapplers exchanging gunshots on the ground.

The second round was completely different from the first. Both fighters stood and traded. Hadairo came forward landed right hooks, and closed in clinching then trying to take it to the ground but Ueda base was stable.

Ueda knew, "I lost in a striking battle so I went for the ground battle." In the third round, with a kick to the body, Ueda took Hadairo down. Then took total control on the ground. Hadairo’s corner yelled, "You can’t lose it on the ground!" but Hadairo really couldn’t do anything. The wrestling technique of Ueda, the man who has a win over Norifumi KID Yamamoto during the freestyle wrestling years, just dominated Hadairo. And all three judges agreed that Ueda was the much superior one at the end.

Back stage, Ueda told the reporters, "I am relieved that I won. (Hadairo was one of Japan’s best grappler so) I was controlling the ground but I was very cautious of his submission attack from the bottom. Leg locks, chokes, I was being careful. He is the best grappler I ever fought. I am going to take a break for a little while and would like to go for the champion. I want to try the hardest I can."

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Complete Results:

The Main Event – Featherweight Bout 5 mn / 3R

Masakatsu Ueda (Japan / Paraestra Tokyo) vs. Tetsu "Hadairo" Suzuki (Japan / Wajiu-tsu Keishu-kai Iwate Branch)

Winner: 3R Masakatsu Ueda by Decision (30-28, 30-29, 30-29)

9th Match – Middleweight Bout 5 min / 2R

Taisuke Okuno (Japan / GUTSMAN Shooto Dojo) vs. Hirosumi Sugiura (Japan / Shooting Gym Osaka)

Winner: 1R 4’42" Taisuke Okuno by TKO (referee stoppage – cut from the up kick)

8th Match – Welterweight Bout 5 min / 2R

Koumei Okada (Japan / PUREBRED Omiya) vs. Paolo Milano (Italy / Paraestra Tokyo)

Winner: 2R Paolo Milano by Decision (19-20, 19-20, 19-20)

7th Match – Lightweight Bout 5 min / 2R

Hiroshi Nakamura (Japan / Tokyo Yellow Mans) vs. Kyotaro Nakao (Japan / Shooting Gym Yokohama)

Winner: 2R Hiroshi Nakamura by Decision (20-18, 20-19, 20-18)

6th Match – 2007 Rookie Tournament Middleweight Final 5 min / 2R

Akihiro Yamazaki (Japan / SUBMIT Shizuoka) vs. Tomokazu Yuasa (Japan / Shooting Gym Osaka)

Winner: 2R 0’54" Akihiro Yamazaki by TKO (referee stoppage – knee strikes to the head)

5th Match – 2007 Rookie Tournament Featherweight Final 5 min / 2R

Hiromasa Ougikubo (Japan / Paraestra Matsudo) vs. Yasuhiro Kanayama (Japan / PUREBRED Kyoto)

Winner: 2R 3’35" Hiromasa Ougikubo by Tapoout (rear naked choke)

4th Match – 2007 Rookie Tournament Flyweight Final 5 min / 2R

Hiroyuki Abe (Japan / K’z Factory) vs. Hiroyuki Ikeda (Japan / Paraestra Tokyo)

Winner: 2R 1’25" Hiroyuki Ikeda by TKO (towel thrown)

3rd Match – 2007 Rookie Tournament Lightweight Final 5 min / 2R

Kazuhiro Ito (Japan / TK Epsperanza) vs. Tomonori Taniguchi (Japan / Mach Dojo)

Winner: 1R 3’25" Kazuhiro Ito by TKO (referee stoppage – cut from the knee strike)

2nd Match – 2007 Rookie Tournament Bantamweight Final 5 min / 2R

Tatsuro Kamei (Japan / Paraestra Hiroshima) vs. Kenji Hasoya (Japan / Wajiu-tsu Keishu-kai Tokyo Headquarters)

Winner: 2R Kenji Hasoya by Decision (19-20, 18-20, 18-20)

1st Match – 2007 Rookie Tournament Light-heavyweight Final 5 min / 2R

YOKI (Japan / Kakutou Circle OZ) vs. Takaaki "C-BOY" Oban (Japan / Paraestra Hiroshima)

Winner: 1R 1’17" YOKI by Tapout (kimura)

Report by Koji Honjo (

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