The results are in from World Victory Road’s seventh event of Sengoku, dubbed “no Ran” (no rebellion). The fights took place at a popular spot for MMA events in Japan; the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Several bouts went any way but expected, as several expected winners were served a dish of reality by the respective underdogs.
Once heralded as the best lightweight in the world, Takanori Gomi lost…again…to Satoru Kitaoka by heel hook. The win by Kitaoka earned him the Sengoku Lightweight Championship. Antonio Silva’s opponent seemed to suffer a knee injury, while merely standing up. Both are strange results, but that’s how mixed martial arts can go at times.
Additionally, we offer congrats to Jorge Santiago for defeating Kazuo Misaki for Sengoku Middleweight Championship. Santiago has come leaps and bounds in his skills.
For the results in full, check below.
Sengoku Lightweight Championship:
Satoru Kitaoka (24-8-9) defeated Takanori Gomi (29-5) by submission (heel hook) – Round 1 @ 1:41
Sengoku Middleweight Championship:
Jorge Santiago (21-7) defeated Kazuo Misaki (21-9-2) by submission (rear naked choke) – Round 5 @ 3:26
Sanae Kikuta (28-6-3) defeated Hidehiko Yoshida (8-7-1) via split decision
Muhammed Lawal (3-0) defeated Yukiya Naito (15-5-2) by TKO – Round 1 @ 3:54
Antonio Silva (12-1) defeated Yoshihiro Nakao (7-2) by TKO – Round 1 @ 1:42
Eiji Mitsuoka (15-6-2) defeated Sergey Golyaev (12-7) by submission (armbar) – Round 1 @ 4:22
Mu Bae Choi (8-3) defeated Dave Herman (13-1) by TKO – Round 2 @ 2:22
Maximo Blanco (2-1) defeated Seigo Inoue (5-6-1) by KO – Round 1 @ 0:38
Hidetada Irie (4-3-2) defeated Minoru Kato (2-6) by TKO – Round 2 @ 4:21