Sengoku Raiden Championship 15 Official Results

World Victory Road’s latest offering has made the organization’s first welterweight title fight, and four competitors advanced past the quarterfinal round of the the season-long Asian bantamweight grand prix.

Despite appearing to earn a clear-cut win over Japanese fighter Hiroshi Izumi, headliner and British light heavyweight instead won a baffling split-decision loss. It was one of four split decisions on the card, which took place at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. The show aired live in North America in the early morning hours on HDNet.

In other action, former UFC fighter Keita “K-Taro” Nakamura and Swiss Yasubey Enomoto both posted victories in welterweight grand-prix semifinal fights and now are set to fight in December for the promotion’s first-ever 170-pound title.

The Official Results:

Hiroshi Izumi def. James Zikic via split decision
Brian Cobb def. Kazunori Yokota via split decision
Manabu Inoue def. Jae Hyun So via unanimous decision
Shunichi Shimizu def. Wataru Takahashi via unanimous decision
Akitoshi Tamura def. Shoko Sato via split decision
Taiyo Nakahara def. Shintaro Ishiwatari via split decision
Yasubey Enomoto def. Taisuke Okuno via unanimous decision
Keita Nakamura def. Takuya Wada via submission (strikes) – Round 1, 3:30
Kazuo Takahashi def. Chang Seob Lee via submission (armlock) – Round 1, 2:28
Maximo Blanco def. Kiuma Kunioku via KO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:26

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