The Way of SHOOTO 04: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon

Two fights have been added to The Way of SHOOTO 04 ~Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon~ event on July 19th, 2010.

Swedish Jani Lax returned after almost three years to make a successful return at an M-1 event in Finland since losing to former Shooto Welterweight champion Takashi Nakakura in 2007. He will make his Shooto return when he faces Kenichiro Togashi, who hasn’t fought MMA since Vale Tudo Japan 09 when he got submitted by Willamy Chiquerim.

One of the Findland’s best, Matteus Lahdesmaki will make his return to Japan to battle Tenkei Fujimiya, the former big prospect who after going 7-0-1 in his first 8 fights went without a win for 7 fights. He got his first victory since 2006 in April of this year when he defeated Takumi Ota by majority decision.

The Way of SHOOTO 04 ~Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon~
Date: July 19th, 2010
Place: Korakuen Hall

Shooto Flyweight World Title Fight
Rambaa “M-16? Somdet vs. Hiroyuki Abe

Shooto Lightweight Pacific-Rim Title Fight
Taiki Tsuchiya vs. Issei Tamura

Shooto Featherweight Pacific-Rim Title Fight
Koetsu Okazaki vs. Tetsu Hadairo

Single Fights
WW: Jani Lax vs. Kenichiro Togashi
LW: Matteus Lahdesmaki vs. Tenkei Fujimiya
WW: Koji Matsumoto vs. Shin Kochiwa
LW: Hiroshige Tanaka vs. Takayoshi “Tiger Eye” Ono
WW: Kunio Nakajima vs. Daisuke Hoshino

2010 Shooto Rookie Tournament 2nd Round
FlyW: Oni Bozu vs. Jun Nabeshima

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