ASTRA ~ Yoshida’s Retirement Event Official Results

The ASTRA event took place April 25th in front of 11,000 spectators at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan featuring two Yoshida Dojo teammates in the main event.

As expected Japanese MMA legend Hidehiko Yoshida announced his retirement. Additionally, 2000 Olympic judo gold medalist Makoto Takimoto, who pulled out of the event last month, joins the Japanese veteran in retirement.

Yoshida took on one of his students, Kazuhiro Nakamura (14-10), who defeated Yoshida (9-8-1) earning the unanimous decision win.

The Official ASTRA Results:

Kazuhiro Nakamura def. Hidehiko Yoshida via unanimous decision
Michihiro Omigawa def. Micah Miller via unanimous decision
Enson Inoue def. Antz Nansen via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:10
Jung Hwan Cha def. Ryo Chonan via KO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:16
Jorge Masvidal def. Naoyuki Kotani via split decision
Daisuke Nakamura def. Ganjo Tentsuku via unanimous decision
Yuya Shirai def. Che Mills via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:59
Akihiko Mori def. Tatsunao Nagakura via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:04
Baru Harn def. Seigo Mizuguchi via unanimous decision
Yusuke Sakashita def. Kenji Nagai via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:04
Takumi Murata def. Ryosuke Komori via unanimous decision

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