ASTRA: Enson Inoue returns after 6 year absence, Makoto Takimoto retires

The legendary Enson Inoue will return from a 6 year absence from the ring to take on the man who beat Hiroshi Izumi, Antz “Notorious” Nansen, in a Light Heavyweight fight.

Enson stated that he has good kickboxing and that his punch is also strong. He has no doubt that it’ll turn into a fist fight. However, if a submission comes his way a submission it’ll be. He thinks it’ll probably be a fight where both will look to kill the other. “Even if I die it’s fine”.

Makoto Takimoto announced his won’t fight at the ASTRA event and furthermore announced his retirement from MMA.

Kokuho said that he thinks they’ll be able to announce who Hidehiko Yoshida opponent will be, saying: “It’ll be on either the 23rd or 24th”.

There’s also a big chance that Kazuhiro Nakamura and Denis Kang will be matched up to face eahc other.

Stomps and knees to the head of a grounded opponent are allowed but not soccerkicks or elbows. Fights are 3×5 minutes long. Fights are scored round by round (10 point system) and judges will look at effort to finish the fight.

Hidehiko Yoshida Farewell Fight ~ASTRA~
Date: April 25th, 2010
Place: Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan

Light Heavyweight Fight:
Enson Inoue vs. Antz “Notorious” Nansen

Welterweight Fight:
Yuya Shirai vs. Che Mills

Featherweight Fights:
Michihiro Omigawa vs. Micah Miller
Tatsunao Nagakura vs. Akihiko Mouri

Other Participants:
Hidehiko Yoshida, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Denis Kang

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