Friday, May 3, 2013

Glory 8 Results: Yuta Kubo wins featherweight tournament

Glory 8 took place in Tokyo last night and featured Glory’s featherweight 8-man tournament. When the night was over it was Yuta Kubo who was the last man standing. Kubo defeated Masaaki Noiri in the tournament finals by decision to win take home the tournament crown. To make it to the final’s Noiri took out Liam Harrison after defeating him in the quarterfinals via a cut, and then won a decision over Mosab Amrani. Kubo defeated Chin Bin Lim by (T)KO in quarterfinals and Canada’s Gabriel Varga by decision in the semi-finals.

In the night’s super fights two legends of the sport showed they still had the right stuff. Jerome Le Banner def. Koichi Watanabe by decision and Peter Aerts scored a (T)KO over young gun Jamal Ben Saddik in what was an action packed fight. Early on it looked like it was going to be Saddik’s fight as he came out aggressive and knocked Aerts down in the first round. In the second round it was a whole different story, Aerts came out swinging for the fences and knocked down Saddik early in the round and then twice more later in the round to take home the (T)KO victory. In one of the night’s other super fight Andy Risite stopped Albert Kraus in the second round with a knee. It’s an impressive return back to the ring after Ristie’s less than stellar Glory 6 performance in Istanbul.

Full Results:

Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Mosab Amrani def. Marcus Vinicius by Decision
Masaaki Noiri def. Liam Harrison via (T)KO (Cut) in Rd. 2
Gabriel Varga def. Abdellah Ezbiri via Decision
Yuta Kubo def. Chi Bin Lim via KO in Rd. 2

Featherweight Tournament Semi-Final
Masaaki Noiri def. Mosab Amrani via Decision
Yuta Kubo def. Gabriel Varga via Decision

Featherweight Tournament Final
Yuta Kubo def. Masaaki Noiri via Decision

Featherweight Tournament Reserve Fights
Andrej Bruhl def. Yukihiro Komiya via Decision
Chonlek Super Pro Samui def. Zen Fujita via Decision

Super Fights
Yoshihiro Sato def. Sung Hyun via Decision
Jerome Le Banner def. Koichi Watanabe via Decision
Andy Ristie def. Albert Kraus via KO (Knee) in Rd. 2
Peter Aerts def. Jamal Ben Saddik via (T)KO (3 Knockdowns) in Rd. 2
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