Over the weekend, live from the Nagoya Congress Center in Japan, a kickboxing/MMA card took place courtesy of the returning HEAT promotion. HEAT 45 featured seven kickboxing fights, topped by the legendary Jerome Le Banner, and six MMA bouts, topped by two championship fights.
Jerome Le Banner took on a tough Korean in Jun Soo Lim. The kickboxing portion of the card also featured former Le Banner foe Jairo Kusunoki, as well as Japan’s Mariya Suzuki. The lightweight champion, and RIZIN veteran, Tom Santos put his title on the line against a streaking Kyung Pyo Kim of Korea as Takeshi Kasugai looked to defend his bantamweight strap against DEEP vet Seiji Akao in an All-Japan match-up.
Check out the full results below.
Jerome Le Banner def. Jun Soo Lim via TKO (Strikes) in Round 2 – KB
Takeshi Kasugai def. Seiji Akao via Submission (RNC) in Round 2 – BW Title
Kyung Pyo Kim def. Tom Santos via KO (Ground Punch) in Round 1 – LW Title
Masaki def. Chao Logate via TKO (Strikes) in Round 2 – KB
Jairo Kusunoki def. Koichiro Honda via KO (Punch) in Round 1 – KB
Kyug Jae Jo def. Katsuki Ishida via Unanimous Decision – KB
Jung Eun Park def. Mariya Suzuki via Split Decision – KB
Henry Cejas def. Jin Hyuk Kim via Majority Decision – KB
Ji Won Kang def. Adnan Alic via KO (Ground Punch) in Round 1
Himalayan Cheetah def. Franco Gutierrez via TKO (Strikes) in Round 2 – KB
Hyung Seok Lee def. Takashi Yamashita via DQ (Illegal Foul) in Round 2
Satoru Kasai def. Sung Joo Hwang via Unanimous Decision
Kouki Hirasawa def. Tae Sun Yoon via Submission (RNC) in Round 1