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USA West sweeps South Korea at M-1 Challenge Japan

USA West beat South Korea 5-0, Spain defeated France 3-2 and England bested Japan 4-1 in the team showdowns at M-1 Challenge on Wednesday at the Differ Ariake in Japan.

Fedor Emelianenko took on Shinya Aoki in an exhibition match, but since it was a sparring session with no scores being kept, no winner was declared.

Team Spain def. Team France 3-2

  • LW: Jose Luiz Zapater Aguirre (Spain) def. Makhtar Gueye (France) via DQ (illegal kick) - R3 (1:21)
  • WW: Abner Lloveras (Spain) def. Gael Grimaud (France) via split decision
  • MW: Christophe Dafreville (France) def. Rayco Romero Silva (Spain) via sub (anaconda choke) - R1 (2:48)
  • LH: Christian Mpumbu (France) def. Enoc Solbes (Spain) via sub (armbar) - R1 (4:59)
  • HW: Rogent Lloret (Spain) def. Soufian Elgarne (France) via sub (anaconda choke) - R1 (2:44)

USA West def. South Korea 5-0

  • LW: David Jansen (USA) def. Yui Chul Nam (Korea) via unanimous decision
  • WW: Fabio Negao (USA) def. Myung Ho Bae (Korea) via majority decision
  • MW: Giva Santana (USA) def. Min Suk Heo (Korea) via sub (armbar) - R1 (4:05)
  • LH: Raphael Davis (USA) def. Jae Young Kim (Korea) via TKO (punches) - R2 (3:45)
  • HW: Shane Del Rosario (USA) def. Doo Hee Lee (Korea) via KO (head kick) - R1 (2:27)

England def. Japan 4-1

  • LW: Luiz Andrada (Japan) def. Ian Butlin (England) via sub (armbar) - R1 (3:20)
  • WW: Simon Phillips (England) def. Hidehiko Hasgawa (Japan) via KO - R1 (0:20)
  • MW: Matt Thorpe (England) def. Yusuke Masuda (Japan) via sub (RNC) - R1 (1:30)
  • LH: Tom Blackledge (England) def. Tatsuya Mizuno (Japan) via sub (RNC) - R1 (3:22)
  • HW: Rob Broughton (England) def. Yusuke Kawaguchi (Japan) via unanimous decision

Non-Team Bouts

  • MW: Karl Amoussou def. Kazuhiro Hamanaka via KO (flying knee) - R1 (0:23)
  • FW: Tomoaki Ueyama def. Takayuki Hosakawa via TKO (punches) - R1 (2:51)
  • LW: Kosuke Umeda def. Muneyuki Sato via unanimous decision