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Satoshi Ishii wins IGF gold

New Year’s Eve has been a staple for combat sports events in Japan and Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013 delivered some memories.

In the main event of the card, gold medalist and prospect Satoshi Ishii defeated MMA and wrestling veteran Kazuyuki “Ironhead” Fujita to win the IGF championship. Although the IGF title is a wrestling championship, Ishii and Fujita competed in contest with MMA rules, with the medalist earning a decision victory.

This is another benchmark for Ishii, who is used to competing on a big stage, especially on New Year’s Eve. Some of his past opponents on NYE include Hidehiko Yoshida, Tim Sylvia and Fedor Emelianenko.

Ishii becomes the third IGF champion after Fujita and K-1 superstar Jermone Le Banner.

In addition to the IGF title match, several MMA stars fought at the event. ONE FC Lightweight champion Shinya Aoki and DREAM Super Hulk Tournament champion picked up victories.

Kickboxers such as Le Banner, Ray Sefo and Bob Sapp competed in wrestling matches on the card.


Here are the results for Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013

Dark Match
Keisuke Okuda vs. Mike Joh wrestled to a time limit draw

Tag Team Match
Alexander Otsuka & Bob Sapp vs. Hideki Suzuki & Shogun Okamoto went to a double count out

Singles Match
Kendo Kashin def. Wang Bin

IGF MMA Rules Match
Ramazan Esenbaev def.Satoru Kitaoka by knockout in round 2

IGF MMA Kickboxing Mix Rules Match
Crusher Kawaguchi def. Hiromi Amada in round 2

IGF MMA Rules Match
Philip de Fries defeats Brett Rogers by submission (rear-naked choke) round 1

IGF MMA Rules Match
Shinya Aoki defeats Toshi by technical submission (triangle armbar) in round 1

IGF MMA Rules Match
Minowaman def. Atsushi Sawada by TKO in round 1

Tag Team Match
Jerome Le Banner & Ray Sefo def. Naoya Ogawa & Shinichi Suzukawa

IGF Title IGF MMA Rules Match
Satoshi Ishii defeats Kazuyuki Fujita (champion) by decision

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