In the night’s main event, Hayato Suzuki looked to defend his Krush super lightweight championship against a deserving challenger in the form of Daizo Sasaki.
With one title defense under his belt, Suzuki competed on one of K-1’s flagship shows last year; K-1 World GP 2019 Japan back in November. Fortunately for him, the Krush title was not on the line. His opponent on that night? Daizo Sasaki. A veteran of K-1, Sasaki was able to nullify the gameplan of Suzuki to outwork him for a unanimous decision win. The win over a Krush champion earned him a shot at the Krush title held by the man he just defeated. This bout at K-1 Krush Fight 111 was Daizo Sasaki’s first fight in Krush since 2018. This was before the K-1 – Krush merger, back when Krush was it’s own standalone brand and not an off-shoot of the K-1 Japan Group.
Elsewhere on the card, a plethora of champions and former champions from all around the world competed. This includes a co-main event between former Krush champion Gunji Taito and former Lumpinee Stadium champ Suriyanlek OBT.Kamphee. Also, a women’s atomweight contest will pit 17-year-old Thai striker Phayahong Ayothaya Fight Gym against 17-year-old Japanese fighter Moe Takahashi.
Check out the full results of K-1 Krush Fight 111 below.
Daizo Sasaki def. Hayato Suzuki via Unanimous Decision (30-26×3) – SLW Title
Gunji Taito def. Seriyanlek OBT.Kanphee via Unanimous Decision (30-27×2, 30-28)
Tomoya Yokoyama def. Chihiro Nakajima via Unanimous Decision (30-28×2, 30-29)
Phayahong Ayothaya Fight Gym def. Moe Takahashi via Unanimous Decision (30-26×2, 30-27)
Yutaka def. Kazuma Kubo via KO (Left Straight) in Round 2
Kyohei Hayashi def. Super Anji via KO (Punches, 3 Knockdowns) in Round 1
Keito Okajima def. Masafumi Kurasaki via Unanimous Decision (30-27×3)
Fumiya def. Takuma Shimizu via KO (Left Hook) in Round 1
Yuya Hashimoto vs. Kyosuke Takahashi ends in a DRAW
Ryota Ishida def. Masaki Yagi via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-28, 29-28)
Eiki Kurata def. Tsubasa via KO (Straight Right) in Round 1