Satoru Kitaoka, Jorge Santiago – Sengoku Champions
Satoru Kitaoka won Sengoku’s Lightweight championship with an Achilles Lock submission over Takanori Gomi. Kitaoka continued his winning streak which saw him win the 2008 Sengoku Lightweight Grand Prix. Kitaoka is a submission specialist who is always looking for a foot to lock a hold on and quickly end the fight. Last night’s win was no different as Gomi was tapped out at 1:41 of the first round.
In Middleweight title action, 2008 Sengoku Middleweight Grand Prix champion Jorge Santiago fought a war with Kazuo Misaki. Misaki, who TKO’d Joe Riggs in his last fight, took the fight into the fifth round and was winning the fight on my card 39-37 before being put to sleep with a Rear Naked Choke.
Also on the card, EliteXC veteran Antonio Silva ignored his California State Athletic Commission one year suspension and accepted a challenge from Yoshihiro Nakao. Silva won the bout due to Nakao suffering a knee injury.
Another EliteXC alumnus Dave “Peewee” Herman suffered his first career loss when he was TKO’d by Mu Bae Choi in the second round.
Sengoku Seventh Battle Full Results
Satoru Kitaoka submitted Takanori Gomi via Heel Hook in Round 1 1:41
Jorge Santiago submitted Kazuo Misaki via Rear Naked Choke in Round 5 3:26
Sanae Kikuta defeated Hidehiko Yoshida via split decision
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal defeated Yukiya Naito via TKO (Punches) in Round 1 3:54
Antonio Silva defeated Yoshihiro Nakao via TKO (knee injury) in Round 1 1:42
Eiji Mitsuoka submitted Sergey Golyaev via Arm Bar in Round 1 4:22
Mu Bae Choi defeated Dave “Pee Wee” Herman via TKO (Punches) in Round 2 2:22
Maximo Blanco defeated Seigo Inoue via TKO (Foot Stomps) in Round 1 0:38
Hidetada Irie defeated Minoru Kato via TKO (Punches) in Round 2 4:21