Over the week, a lot happened. In terms of MMA and otherwise. So, inevitably, the Shooto 2020 1/26 show flew completely under-the-radar. This is unfortunate, because the Korakuen Hall was treated to an exciting night of action!
In the main event, it was a vacant strawweight title fight. Yohei Komaki and 21-year-old Koha Minowa fought for former ONE Championship title-holder Yosuke Saruta’s recently vacated Shooto 115-lb strap. Coming off a 40-second knockout win, Komaki was the #1 ranked strawweight in Shooto opposite Minowa’s #2. This was admittedly interesting given the fact that, heading into the title fight, Minowa holds two victories over Komaki. Did he make it three here?
In the co-headliner of the show, a Shooto Pacific Rim featherweight title tilt between champion Mitsuhiro Toma and Takashi Nakayama. Another fight between former foes, as the challenger Nakamya has a victory over the champion Toma.
Elsewhere on the card in non-title action, fan-favorite RIZIN veteran Mamoru “Fullswing” Uoi faced UFC, Pancrase, and DEEP veteran Motonobu Tezuka and a battle of top-ranked bantamweights sees Takumi Tamaru face-off with Nobuki Fujii. Check out the full card and results of Shooto 2020 1/26 below.
Shooto Strawweight Championship:
Koha Minowa def. Yohei Komaki via Submission (RNC) in Round 2
Shooto Pacific Rim Featherweight Championship:
Takashi Nakayama def. Mitsuhiro Toma via Split Decision
Takumi Tamaru def. Nobuki Fujii via Unanimous Decision
Motonobu Tezuka def. Mamoru Uoi via TKO (Arm Injury) in Round 2
Tatsuro Taira def. Jared Almazan via TKO (Punches) in Round 2
Junji Ito def. Jerome Wanawan via Unanimous Decision
Saori Oshima def. Zephania Zgaya via TKO (Mounted Crucifix Strikes) in Round 2
Takeaki Kinoshita def. Takahide Kobayashi via TKO (Punches) in Round 1
Harley Behan def. Masato Iguchi via TKO (Straight Right + Punches) in Round 1