SHOOTO – 4/23/2017: Saito vs Uno confirmed

Yutaka Saito (L) and Caol Uno (R)

The first set of fight cards for the upcoming April 23rd Shooto event at Maihama Amphi Theatre are announced.

Shooto’s world featherweight champion Yutaka Saito will take on an UFC veteran Caol Uno.
This Is going to be Saito’s first title defense.

Considering how Saito is currently on a two-fight losing streak and also, Uno is already 41 years old so this is the fight Saito needs to win.

Last year’s rookie of the year, Hiroba Minowa is going to face Yosuke Saruta who currently ranks fourth in Shooto’s strawwweight ranking.

Also, Ryoto Sawada, who ranks second in the Shooto’s strawweight will take on Takamasa Kiuchi.

In addition another UFC veteran Naoyuki Kotani will make a Shooto debut against Yoichi Fukumoto.

Professional SHOOTO
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
At Maihama Anphi Theatre, Chiba, Japan
Doors Open – 15:00
Fight Starts – 16:00

Confirme Cards (Subject to Change):

Shooto World Featherweight Championship 5 min / 5R
Yutaka Saito (Japan / Paraestra Koiwa) vs Caol Uno (Japan/ UNO DOJO)

Stawweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Yosuke Saruta (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishukai HEARTS) vs Hiroba Minowa (Japan / STF)

Stawweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Ryuto Sawada (Japan / AACC) vs Takamasa Kiuchi (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishukai GODS)

Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Naoyuki Kotani (Japan / Rodeo Style) vs Youichi Fukumoto (Japan / Itadaki Jiu-jitsu)


report by Shu Hirata
photo courtesy of Bout Review (