Shimoishi Kota wins the Japan Trials to be seeded in $1 Million Tournament In a single night, 4-man tournament Shimoishi Kota proved himself the strongest man of the evening by defeating two opponents during the Japan Trials in DEEP Osaka Impact 2017.
Shimoishi faced frontrunner Okano Yuki in the first fight and was able to outlast the grinding style to the bell. In the second fight, Luiz Andrade and Eto Kimihiro also went to decision with Kimihiro outpointing the perennial LW gatekeeper on the scorecards. When Shimoishi met Eto in the finals, fireworks finally ensued. Shimoishi thrilled with a huge flying knee that dropped Eto to the canvas, then finished him off on the ground with pounding to become the Japan Trials winner.
DEEP Osaka Impact 2017
March 20, 2017 Japan Trials Results
Shimoishi Kota def Okano Yuki by Unanimous Decision
Eto Kimihiro def Luiz Andrade by Unanimous Decision
Shimoishi Kota def Eto Kimihiro by TKO, R1 2:05