SHOOTO – 03/25/2018: “Ab” vs “Tyson” Osawa, Suziki vs “Captain Africa” confirmed

Nobumitsu “Tyson” Osawa, Yutaka Saito, Captain Africa, and Go Minamide

Confirmed fights and fighters of Shooto March 25th event at Korakuen Hall are announced on Sunday.

Hiroki “AB” Aoki, who had an exciting striking battle against Yuki Kawana over Shooto pacific rim title last year, is going to take on an another striker, Nobumitsu “Tyson” Osawa, in the lightweight bout.

The former Pancrase champion at 170 lbs & under, Shingo Suzuki, who is now 0-2 in Shooto’s lightweight division, is going to face last year’s Shooto rookie tournament winner “Captain Africa”.

“Tyson” is coming off from a big KO win while “AB” dropped three of last four fights.

Captain Africa is a rookie but undefeated in two pro fights while Suzuki is currently on a 4-fight losing streak.

Also, the current Shooto world featherweight champion Yutaka Saito, the current Shooto Pacific Rim lightweight champion Kawana, and the former GLADIATOR flyweight champion Go MInamide are all confirmed to fight in this event.

Professional SHOOTO
Sunday, March 25th, 2018
At Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Doors Open –
Fight Starts –

Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):

Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Hiroki “AB” Aoki (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishu-kai Suruga Dojo) vs Nobumitsu “Tyson” Osawa (Japan / Tsudanuma Dojo)
Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Shingo Suzuki (Japan / ALLIANCE) vs “Captain Africa” (Japan / MMA Dojo Cobra-kai)
Featherweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Takashi Nakayama (Japan / Tsudanuma Dojo) vs Kento Yamamoto (Japan / MMA Dojo Cobra-kai)
Featherweight Bout
Yutaka Saito (Japan / Paraestra Koiwa) vs TBA
Lightweight Bout
Yuki Kawana (Japan / Y&K MMA ACADEMY) vs TBA
Bantamweight Bout
Go Minamide (Japan / Soudou-juku) vs TBA


Report by Shu Hirata
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