A crowd of 1,700 fans packed the Korakuen Hall to witness the end of one of the greatest careers in MMA history and say farewell to one of the sports most beloved warriors, Kazuo Misaki.
Misaki appeared one last time in the ring for a two round public sparring exhibition against friend and team mate, Akihiro Gono. Followed by an extremely emotional retirement ceremony. Misaki had this to say “I have learned two important things from fighting for about 12 years and 40 fights. “appreciation” is one, “challenges” is the other” (Loose translation).
Everyone here at Asianmma wants to deeply thank Mr. Misaki for all the memories and wish him a happy retirement.
Full results: Masanori Kanehara, Miyata, Ryuta Sakurai vs Hiromitsu Kanehara and photos after the break
Kazuo Misaki retirement ceremony – DEEP HALEO IMPACT
December 22, 2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall (Sat)
Public sparring – 2R/3min:
Kazuo Misaki DREW Akihiro Gono
Featherweight bout – 2R/5mins:
Kazuyuki Miyata Defeated Jae Eun Kim via Submission (Guillotine Choke) – R1, 2:46
Bantamweight bout – 3R/5mins:
Masanori Kanehara Defeated Tom McKenna via KO (Body Punch) -R1, 2:46
Middleweight bout – 3R/5mins:
Ryuta Sakurai Defeated Hiromitsu Kanehara via Submission (Side Choke) – R3, 0:46
Light heavyweight bout – 2R/5mins:
Daiju Takase Defeated Yuji Sakuragi via Submission (Guillotine Choke) – R2, 1:33
70kg Krush bout – 3R/3mins:
Yutaro Yamauchi defeated Hiroshi Matsui via Majority Decision
Middleweight bout – 2R/5mins:
Satoru Endo Defeated Yoshiaki Nagai via Unanimous Decision
Lightweight bout- 2R/5mins:
Yuta Kaneko Defeated Genki Osako via KO (Punch) – R1, 4:12
Bantamweight bout – 2R/mins:
Hachioji Of The Dead Defeated Rafael Escobar via Submission (Achilles Lock) – R1, 1:33
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