Jiu-Jitsu aces win at Sengoku

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Santiago held on to his title. Photo: Susumo Nagao

Sengoku held its 12th event this Sunday in Japan, and some big stars from the world of ground fighting took front and center.

In the evening’s main event, Jorge Santiago returned the L Mamed Khalidov added to his record the last time the two met. Only this time the organization’s middleweight belt was up for grabs, and the Brazilian managed to hold on to it, after winning the unanimous decision.

Jiu-Jitsu black belt Marlon Sandro made quick work of his opponent relying on his boxing yet again, dismantling Tomonari Kanomata by knockout in just 9 seconds of combat. The win likely sets the Nova União teacher up for a featherweight-title showdown with Masanori Kanehara on June 20th.

Another beast from Team Nova União, Leonardo Santos made a quick meal of his opponent, too, but relying on his Jiu-Jitsu to Kiuma Kunioku in the initial assault.

Check out all the results:

Sengoku 12
Japan

March 7, 2010

Jorge Santiago defeated Mamed Khalidov via unanimous decision
Akihiro Gono defeated Diego Gonzalez via unanimous decision
Maximo Blanco defeated Chang Hyun Kim via TKO at 1:10min of R1
Marlon Sandro knocked out Tomonari Kanomata 9 seconds into R1
Yoshihiro Nakao defeated Henry “Sentoryu” Miller via TKO at 2:27 min of R2
Yuji Hoshino submitted Nick Denis via guillotine at 0.47min of R2
Leonardo Santos submitted Kiuma Kunioku with rear-naked choke at 3:06 min of R1
Shigeki Osawa defeated Kyung Ho Kang via unanimous decision

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