First Tenkaichi Super Fight of 2013 on Mar. 3
The largest fighting event in Okinawa, the “Tenkaichi Super Fight” makes its first appearance of the year March 3rd in Okinawa City.
This fight featuring four main events, will be the largest ever, kicking off with a bantam weight match under
kickboxing rules. The bantamweight class champion in Okinawa, Maki, will fight Buriburi-zaemon, a fighter from mainland in Japan who is a member of a strong fighters’ group called NJKF. Buriburi-zaemon is the 6th contender of the group now, and he was the champion in the past.
Maki has fought fighters who were 2nd and 1st on the contender list before, and he lost each match. Maki really wants to win one of the group’s fights, and the match this time is his revenge match. After this succession of losses, he concedes he can’t afford to lose even one more bout!
The second main event is a bantamweight match on MMA rules. The Okinawa bantamweight champion, Yuuta Yamashiro, fights Haruki Yamashita of mainland Japan. In recent bouts, Yamashiro has five wins and one tie under his belt, and Haruki Yamashita has four wins. Neither of the fighters has experienced a loss, so one fighter of them will experience the first loss as a result of this match. Yamashiro will face a fighter from mainland for the first time, so it is a point worthy of note whether Yamashiro’s technique will pass for mainland Japan level or not.