Fighting and Entertainment Group's (FEG) K-1 promotion blew up the Ryogoku Kokugikan earlier this morning (Nov. 8) featuring its "World Max 2010 Finals" in Tokyo, Japan.
Mixed Martial Arts fans had but one bout of interest, as Satoshi Ishii lit up Katsuyori Shibata in the first round with a arm-lock submission. But it was hardly a dull night of fights, as our friends at Head Kick Legend illustrate:
In the final fight of the evening, reigning champion Giorgio Petrosyan defeated Yoshihiro Sato to claim his 2nd MAX GP crown. Petrosyan was dominant throughout the tournament, combining his traditional technical mastery with a willingness to go punch for punch when needed.
Early reports are praising Petrosyan's semi-final encounter with Mike Zambidis, calling it the fight of the night and Petrosyan's stiffest test yet in K-1.
K-1 World Max 2010 results (via MMA Fighting) after the jump.
DREAM MMA Bout
Satoshi Ishii def. Katsuyori Shibata via sub (armbar) - Round 1, 3:30
K-1 Kickboxing Bouts
Final: Giorgio Petrosyan def. Yoshihiro Sato via unanimous decision
Yuya Yamamoto def. Seichi Ikemoto via KO - Round 2, 2:22
Semifinal: Yoshihiro Sato def. DRAGO via unanimous decision
Semifinal: Giorgio Petrosyan def. Mike Zambidis via unanimous decision
Yuta Kubo def. HIROYA via unanimous decision
Quarterfinal: Yoshihiro Sato def. Michal Glogowski via unanimous decision
Quarterfinal: DRAGO def. Mohamed Khamal via unanimous decision
Quarterfinal: Giorgio Petrosyan def. Albert Kraus via unanimous decision
Quarterfinal: Mike Zambidis def. Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima via KO - Round 3, 0:53
Reserve: HINATA def. Andre Dida via unanimous decision
Makoto Nishiyama def. Shunsuke Oishi via KO - Round 2, 0:54
Fabiano Da Silva def. Jan Kaszuba via unanimous decision