Thursday, March 1, 2007


By Al Yu

Brazilian prospect Thiago Silva continued his undefeated streak with a KO victory over Tatsuya Mizuno. The little known Mizuno put a good fight but eventually succumbed to Silva’s superior striking. The Fury FC tournament champion finished his opponent with a soccer kick in the first round, knocking Mizuno out. With the win, Silva hopes to earn a shot at current Heavyweight King of Pancrase Kestutis Arbocius.

SK Absolute Russia’s Artur Oumakhanov defeated Pancrase journeyman Takafumi Ito via unanimous decision. Ito was no match for the Russian lightweight as the Pancrase veteran was controlled on the ground with ease.

In the main event, Satoru Kitaoka out-grappled BodogFIGHT representative Gustavo PC to earn a unanimous decision. With another win under his belt, Kitaoka hopes to secure to a rematch with Welterweight King of Pancrase Daizo Ishige sometime in the near future.

Pancrase – Rising 2 – Results:
Masaki Yanagisawa and Michihisa fought to a DRAW
Nao Yoshida def. Shinsuke Shoji – TKO, RD2 2:06
Daisuke Watanabe def. Tomoyoshi Iwamiya - Submission (Guillotine Choke), RD2 0:58
Hikaru Sato def. Rikuhei Fujii – Majority Decision, RD2 5:00
Thiago Silva def. Tatsuya Mizuno – KO, RD1 4:29
Artur Oumakhanov def. Takafumi Ito – Unanimous Decision, RD3
Satoru Kitaoka def. Gustavo PC – Unanimous Decision, RD3

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