They fought to a majority draw. The judges scored it 29-29, 29-29 and 28-29.
Nakamura entered the main event bout with a 5-3-3 record. He did however upset Tenkei Fujiyama in a majority decision win at Shooto "Back To Our Roots 8" in March.
Next up for Hioki is a TKO featherweight title defense in Montreal on Oct. 3.
2008 Rookie Tournament
Takesuke Kume and Yoichiro Sato went to a draw, but Kume advances
Yukinari "Hibiki" Tamura def. Kunio Nakajima via unanimous decision
Keita Yoshida def. Yasuaki "Aki" Nagamoto via unanimous decision
Masatomi Yamagami def. Hiroyuki "Ron" Kondo via majority decision
Teppei Masuda def.
Kenya Kato via TKO (strikes) - R1 (1:26)
Hiroshi Sakamoto def. Keisuke Kurata via unanimous decision
Kenichi Hattori def. "Kotobukimaru" Hirashi via unanimous decision
Akira Kibe def. Takeshi Okada via unanimous decision
Takahiro Kajita def. Komei Okada via unanimous decision
Hatsu Hioki and Hiroshi Nakamura went to a draw
Daisuke "Amazon" Sugie def. Max Fernandes via submission (RNC) - R1 (2:28)