The first match
in the Shodai Tiger Mask Intai (retirement) Countdown 3 will be against
Alexander Otsuka on 3/11 at Tokyo Differ Ariake.
Sayama announced that Seikendo would be exchanging talent with Pancrase.
They will have some fighters on Pancrase's year end show in December,
which should give them some more exposure. Pancrase fighters will appear
on their shows, which should help them draw since the Pancrase guys
have name value in comparison.
6/11 Kanagawa Yokohama Arena 8,342
Masaake Satake won his first shoot match, beating Russian kickboxing
champion Dennis Podoriyatin via 3-0 decision after three 3-minute rounds.
Satake was able to outstrike with Dennis, scoring with right high and
low kicks. Although Satake wasn't able to get the KO, he did knock Dennis
down once with a right high kick.
SWA Heavyweight Champion and '98 Russian Absolute Champion Srutanmagomedaou
Kaftas destroyed RINGS veteran Dick Vrij with strikes in 1:44. Frye
had a convolsion in the ring after being KO'd, so the doctor had to
attend to him.
Ebenezer Fontes Braga overwhelmed Russian Milzamagomedov Magomed. Although
Braga put Magomed down in the second round with one of his deadly knees,
Magomed was able to continue, so Braga won a 3-0 decision.
Russian Afmed Zunas, billed at 200 cm & 110 kg despite some rumor
of him being 7'7", 260, made short work of Osamu Tachihikari. Tachihikari
was cornered in 25 seconds and Zunas hit him time after time for the