MMA in Japan is still something of a void. After the fall of Pride, the demise of Dream, and the shattering of Sengoku a gap has been left for Japanese fighters looking to take their skill to the next level. One FC has stepped up in Singapore, but there's still room for growth. Throwing it's hat into the ring is Vale Tudo Japan. Initially a promotional stepping stone for Rickson Gracie in the early 90's VTJ has returned to bring together Japan's best talent from it's oldest promotions.
VTJ 2nd featured Shooto Bantamweight champion Kyoji Horoguchi facing off against Pancrase bantamweight champion Shintaro Ishiwatari, Shooto Strawweight champion Mikihito Yamagami against former KOTC Flyweight champion Mamoru Yamaguchi, and UFC vet Caol Uno. Check out the highlights and results courtesy of our own Zombie Prophet.
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Shintaro Ishiwatari via TKO (punches) at 0:41 of Round 5
Daniel Romero def. Hiroyuki Takaya via TKO (punches) at 3:21 of Round 1
Hideo Tokoro def. Taylor McCorriston via Sub. (heel hook) at 2:34 of Round 2
Caol Uno def. Anthony Avila via Sub. (RNC) at 1:53 of Round 3
Mikihito Yamagami def. Mamoru Yamaguchi via Majority Decision
Yuta Neza def. Akita Nishiura via Unanimous Decision
Akihito Ishihara def. Koji Mori via TKO (Punch) at 2:12 of Round 1
Gabriel Zobo Lebay def. Lucas Tani via Unanimous Decision
Shooto Watanabe def. Shintaro Kubo via Unanimous Decision
Yusei Kawana def. Kazumasa Sugawara via Unanimous Decision
Ryuto Sawada def. Hiroaki Shishino via Sub. (armbar)