ONE FC 6 results recap: Kotetsu Boku wins by TKO

The co-main event saw lightweights Kotetsu Boku and Zorobabel Moreira go toe-to-toe for the promotion’s first-ever 155-pound title fight.

Boku’s fate at featherweight wasn’t very different. Despite rocking Zorobabel Moreira in the first round with a blistering right, he spent the vast majority of the fight on the defensive in virtually every phase of the game.

Moreira was largely the hunter through nearly three rounds, attacking with aggressive strikes (particularly effective leg kicks), controlling cage position and using his superior grappling to leave Boku in throes of near desperation on the mat.

By the late third round, however, lightning struck twice in a bottle for Boku who landed another bruising right hand immediately put Moreira on wobbly legs. Boku fired off several more punches - all of them connecting - while Moreira tried desperately to stay on his feet.

The end came from referee stoppage by Yuji Shimata at 1:02 of round 3. Boku becomes the first-ever One FC lightweight champion.


TOKYO — Japan’s two most popular fighters, 2003 and 2008 K-1 WORLD MAX GP champion Masato and Japanese MMA legend Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto, joined forces on Saturday at the Roppongi Hills Arena to promote the “Stands Up Japan” charity fight event in aid of victims of the March 11 Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

yamamoto kid and masato - stand up japan

Masato stepped away from the ring in his prime in 2009, but he returned on Saturday to face two formidable opponents in one day in Shoot Boxing super welterweight champion and 2006 S-cup champion Kenichi Ogata and All Japan karate champion Kazuya Yasuhiro. With “KID” unable to fight due to injury, Shooto legend and former pacific rim champion Rumina Sato stepped up to take on on Jin Hirano, an Iwate-based figher who lost his home and gym in the tsunami.

Many other icons of the Japanese fight sport industry participated to support disaster victims, and MMA was ringside to capture the action.

Kid Yamamoto interview on

My man “Kid” Yamamoto will be fighting in the next UFC in Vegas. Here’s a nice interview he did with UFC - you can get a good idea about the type of person he is. He loves his family and his pets. What more can you ask for in a man?

Check it out right here on

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