News & Notes: Results from Tokyo, ACB KB 13, Lethwei Japan

Japan based promotion Rebels Muay Thai held an event Sunday at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. In the main event, Thai fighter Clap Dam defeated Japan’s Genji Umeno by fourth round TKO. Umeno is a veteran, and competed in the past for Lion Fights, K-1, and the Japanese promotion Knockout. The bout was certified for the Lumpinee Stadium Lightweight championship. Rebels will return to the Korakuen Hall on April 27. Here are results of the main card.

Rebels Results February 18, 2018 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Japan
Clap Dam TKO4 Genji Umeno (Lumpinee Stadium Certified Lightweight Championship)
Keisuke Miyamoto D3 Yasunori Ogasawara (Super Bantamweight)
Satoru Hashimoto D3 Tanneri Ban (Super Lightweight)
Kousuke UD3 Kamehime (Super Bantamweight)
Uma UD3 “Small Iron” (Super Welterweight)
Yasushi Susumu TKO3 Shoji Otani (Lightweight)
Jiro UD3 Takumi Hamada (Super Flyweight)
Takanobu Enoshima UD3 Takuya Hasunuma (Super Flyweight)
Hiroaki Senba SD3 Harashima Yuji (Featherweights)
Sho Miura UD3 Yuji Tsugami (Featherweights)

ACB KB 13 Streaming on YouTube Saturday
ACB KB 13 takes place Saturday at the Halle Georges-Carpienter in Paris, France. France’s Freddy Kemayo faces Igor Bugaenko of Belarus in the main event, and a number of high level fighters see action on the card. Kickboxing Z reached out to ACB KB to see if the event is going to stream on YouTube like previous events, and today we received an answer. Fans will be able to watch the event on YouTube.

Here is a link to ACB KB’s YouTube channel.
We will try to get start time info for you before the weekend.

Lethwei Event Wednesday in Japan
Lethwei is a Burmese fighting sport with a unique rule set. The sport allows elbows, knees, and clinching like Muay Thai, but Lethwei also allows head butts. Another difference is a fighter/his or her corner can call a time out if he or she is knocked down/out, and they are given time to recover. You’re only allowed one time out per fight. If neither fighter knocks out the other, the fight is a draw. They also fight in hand wraps as opposed to wearing gloves.

Needless to say, the sport is more violent than K-1 style kickboxing and even Muay Thai. I’ve been able to watch a couple of events, and the fighters from Myanmar (formerly Burma) have had a lot of success against their Japanese counterparts.

On Wednesday, the ILJF holds another event in Tokyo. The event will be televised on Fite TV pay per view, and starts at 4:30 a.m. EST, 1:30 a.m PST.




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