Main Card | Tournament Quarter-Finals | 61 kg | MMA
Manabu Inoue defeats Jae Hyun So via 2 Round Decision
|12-5-2||Pro Record At Fight||6-8-0|
|Climbed to 13-5||Record After Fight||Fell to 6-9|
|-190 (Slight Favorite)||Betting Odds||+155 (Slight Underdog)|
|Niiza, Saitama, Japan||Fighting out of||South Korea|
|31 years, 11 months, 1 day||Age at Fight||21 years, 8 months, 2 days|
|134.7 lbs (61.1 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||134.7 lbs (61.1 kgs)|
|5'6" (168cm)||Height||5'9" (176cm)|
|UWF Snakepit Japan||Gym||So-Missions Jiu Jitsu|
- Bout Information
- Event: Sengoku 15
- Date: Saturday 10.30.2010 at 03:00 AM ET
- Referee: Samio Kimura
- Venue: Ryogoku Kokugikan
- Enclosure: Ring
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 1 of 10)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 61 kg (134.5 lbs)
- TV Commentary: Michael Schiavello, Frank Trigg, Hans Thomson
- Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
- Post-Fight Interviewer:
- So Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Inoue Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Tournament: Asian Bantamweight Grand Prix
- Tournament Round: Quarter-Finals
So vs. Inoue Wiki Update Wiki
In the opening bout of Sengoku 15, Japan's Manabu Inoue took on South Korea's Jae Hyun So in one of the quarter-final bouts of the promotion's Asian Bantamweight Grand Prix.
The action hit the ground early with Inoue ending up in top position in So's guard. The shorter and stockier Inoue was able to maneuver to So's back momentarily but unable to threaten with any submissions before losing the advantageous position. The first round ended without much damage inflicted by either competitor, yet Inoue controlling the action.
Round two again quickly hit the mat with Inoue the superior grappler. A scramble led Inoue to taking the back and attempting a guillotine, allowing So to jump back to his feet and attempt to exchange strikes. Unfortunately for So he was again quickly taken down where Inoue was able land a handful of knee strikes and likely seal the fight in his favor.
Inoue picked up a unanimous decision victory and earned a ticket to the semi-finals of the tournament.