Jorge Santiago retains Sengoku belt

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Santiago in photo by Susumo Nagao

The 14th installment of Sengoku took place today in Japan.

Jorge Santiago defended his middleweight belt against Japan’s game Kazuo Misaki. The bout was a rematch of the 2009 GP final where Santiago won via submission in the fifth round.

After four lively rounds the Japanese athlete held an advantage and was on his way to winning when Jorge landed a strike that dropped the challenger to the ground and followed up with aggressive ground-and-pound till Misaki’s corner threw in the towel with 29 seconds left in the fight.

“I showed what champions are made of; the fight went as expected,” said Santiago after the bout.

Jiu-Jitsu black belt Léo Santos won his fight with Sotaro Yamada. The Japanese fighter was disqualified for kicking Santos in the groin region three times in the first round.

In the welterweight GP Taisuke Okumo and Yasubey Enomoto made it past their respective opponents and join Keita Nakamura and Takuya Wada in the next round of the tournament.

In the bantamweight GP Shitaro Ishiwatari, Shoko Sato, Wataru Takahashi and Jae Hyun go through to through to the next phase.

Check out the complete results:

Sengoku 14
Ryogoku Kokugikan,Tokyo, Japan
Saturday, August 21, 2010

Jorge Santiago defeated Kazuo Misaki via desistance in R5
Jadamba Narantungalag defeated Akihiro Gono via unanimous decision
Hatsu Hioki submitted Jeff Lawson via triangle in R1
Leonardo Santos defeated Sotaro Yamada via disqualification in R1

Welterweight GP

Taisuke Okuno knocked out Nick Thompson in R3
Yasubey Enomoto submitted Kenta Takagi via choke in R2

Takuya Sato defeated Motoki Miyazawa via unanimous decision (reserve fight)

Bantamweight GP

Shintaro Ishiwatari submitted Kil Woo Lee via guillotine in R1
Shoko Sato defeated Takuya Eizumi via TKO in R2
Wataru Takahashi submitted Tatsuya So via rear-naked choke in R2
Jae Hyun So defeated Hirokazu Nishimura via unanimous decision

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