UFC and DREAM vet Kuniyoshi Hironaka got his second win in as many months at Saturday's Cage Force 11 in Tokyo, dropping former Olympic wrestler Katsuhiko Nagata with a right straight before finishing him off at 3:41 of the opening frame. Afterward, Hironaka made an appeal for a match against Cage Force lightweight ace Mizuto Hirota.
The ADCC-bound "K-Taro" Nakamura and PRIDE vet Daiju Takase picked up decision wins, while Yusuke Sakashita - a recent addition to Yoshihiro Akiyama's Team Cloud - was dropped in 17 seconds by Wajyutsu Keisyukai's Yuta Nakamura.
Full results below; photo via Kamipro.
LW: Kuniyoshi Hironaka (14-6) def. Katsuhiko Nagata (4-6-1) via TKO (Punches) at 3:41 of Round 1
WW: Keita "K-Taro" Nakamura (16-4-2 def. Tomoyoshi Iwamiya (6-9) via Decision (Majority)
MW: Daiju Takase (8-13-1) def. Shuji Morikawa (2-3-1) via Decision (Split)
MW: Kozo Urita (7-11-1) def. Shahriar Abbasov (0-1) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 1:11 of Round 2
BW: Isao Terada (6-7-4) def. Yuta Nezu (7-3-1) via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 0:13 of Round 3
WW: Teruhiko Kubo (7-9-1) def. Keitaro Maeda (3-5-1) via TKO (Punches) at 3:04 of Round 1
LHW: Yuta Nakamura (5-5-1) def. Yusuke Sakashita (5-2) via TKO (Punches) at 0:17 of Round 1
Feather: "Randleman" Ichikawa (3-3) def. Tomoyuki Miyaji (4-3) via TKO (Punches) at 0:14 of Round 1
BW: Masato Kobayashi (3-0) def. Nobuo Kawana (1-1) via Decision (Unanimous)
WW: Yusaku Inoue (2-0) def. Yusuke Horimoto (0-2-2) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at the end of Round 2
UPDATE: Tony Loiseleur has a report up at Sherdog:
“If I get a chance to fight Cage Force’s lightweight champion, Mizuto Hirota, I’d [win and] defend the belt for 10 years and can die happy, I think,” Hironaka said. “I’d also like to go back to America again, to challenge myself. Since I was born a man, I want to challenge myself against the strongest.”
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