Saturday, live from the Shinjuku FACE, Japanese promotion Fighting NEXUS returned with a 26-fight card full of amateur and professional bouts.
UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 is this Saturday!
Stream every fight live on ESPN+ starting from 10 pm ET.
- Main event: Poirier vs. McGregor 2
- Co-main event: Hooker vs. Chandler
The night featured a 50-something-year-old amateur in the form of Taka, a Mongolian knockout-artist in Azjavkhlan Baataryn, who scored a 4-second knockout; Top FC prospect Hyub Chan Oh landing a lethal knee, a ridiculous Area 51 inspired entrance from Daisuke Yamaguchi, and the opening round of the Fighting NEXUS flyweight championship tournament.
The event, per usual, streamed live & free on Fighting NEXUS’ YouTube channel. Unfortunately, it has been blocked due to copyright violation, seemingly stemming from Yamaguchi’s use of the ‘X-Files’ theme song during his entrance.
Check out the full results below!
- TAKA def. Yuta Suzuki via Majority Decision
- Motoki Awaji def. Yugen via Unanimous Decision
- Keita Fukushima def. Karl Nakashima via Unanimous Decision
- Takeshia Maekawa def. Takaya Tsukuya via Submission (Triangle Choke) in Round 1
- Takahiro Komakine def. Kenji Yamanaka via Submission (Armbar) in Round 1 – Tournament
- Jyunya Murata def. Ryosuke Sano via Submission (Armbar) in Round 1 – Tournament
- Yamata Nishikawa def. Jae Hyuk Bang via TKO (Punches) in Round 3
- Junpei Sasakawa def. Shuya Arimura via Unanimous Decision
- Kengo Ishikawa def. Suguru Ohara via KO (Punches) in Round 1
- Toshiki Fujiwara def. Hidemasa Soga via KO (Punch) in Round 2
- Atsushi Ogata def. Makoto Dochi via KO (Body kick) in Round 1 – Kickboxing
- Daisuke Kuroishi def. Uchu Sakurai via Submission (RNC) in Round 2 – Tournament
- Hiroto Sakuma def. Daisuke Yamaguchi via Unanimous Decision
- Yutaka Shimamura def. Hotaka Nakanishi via Unanimous Decision
- Azjavkhlan Baataryn def. Tetsuya Fusano via KO (Punch) in Round 1
- Okito Fujita def. Tsubasa Oya via Unanimous Decision – Amateur
- Keisuke Takamoto def. Toa Matsumoto via Submission (Armbar) in Round 1 – Amateur
- Hyub Chan Oh def. Chikara Shimabukuro via KO (Knee) in Round 1
- Kazuyuki Sakai def. Hiroki Otani via Submission (Triangle Choke) in Round 1
- Kunta Hashimoto def. Kazuki Shibuya via KO (Punches) in Round 2 – Tournament
- Tatsuya Karasawa def. Takuma Kikunishi via TKO (Punches) in Round 2
- Kohei Inoue def. Yoon Joong Kimg via Majority Decision
- Yuto Kimura def. Kohei Takegami via Submission (Arm Triangle) in Round 2 – Amateur
- Hirohito Taguchi vs. Shigetsugu Inami ends in a DRAW – Amateur
- Yugen def. Seigo Matsubara via KO (Punches) in Round 1 – Amateur
- Miki Takazawa def. Ryota Inoue via Submission (Armbar) in Round 1 – Amateur