Shooto – Mamoru vs. Urushitani

4 May

by FTX (2005-05-04)

May 4, 2005
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

All Bouts are Class A bouts lasting three rounds (five minutes each round). Records from Shooto. PR = Pacific Rim.

Line-up so far (not in fight order):

Fight 1 – Bantamweight Bout

Champion Mamoru (12-2-2) vs. 2nd ranked Yasuhiro Urushitani (8-2)

Fight 2 – Lightweight Bout

2nd ranked Gilbert Melendez (1-0) vs. 8th ranked Naoya Uematsu (11-3-2)

Fight 3 – Middleweight Bout

8th ranked Shinya Aoki (1-0) vs. 9th ranked Shigetoshi Iwase (5-5-1)

Fight 4 – Welterweight Bout

PR 5th ranked Ganjo Tentsuku (4-0-1) vs. Yusuke Endo (4-0)

Card subject to change

Gilbert Melendez will be returning to Japan’s Shooto organization. This time he will be facing off against Naoya Uematsu, a dangerous submission fighter who has impressive wins over Caol Uno and several other tough competitors. Melendez, (8-0), ultimately wants a chance to fight Alexandre “Pequeno” Nogueira and knows that he must first defeat Uematsu for a shot at the title.

Both fighters have a reputation for not letting the judges decide the victor and this bout promises to be an action packed battle.

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