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Sengoku Second Battle: Barnett, Randleman victorious

Former UFC heavyweight champion and PRIDE superstar Josh "The Babyface Assassin" Barnett (22-5) defeated fellow UFC veteran Jeff "The Snowman" Monson (24-8) via unanimous decision earlier this morning at Sengoku II: Second Battle at Tokyo’s Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan.

In an event filled with slick first-round submissions, Barnett needed a decision to overcome the wily Monson. Barnett however was dominant in his performance, controlling Monson on the ground and using his size to stifle his much smaller opponent.

In the night's only other decision, former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin "The Monster" Randleman (17-12) returned to the win column with a controversial decision over Pancrase veteran Ryo Kawamura (8-3-2).

Randleman hadn't competed since October of 2006 when he was submitted by Shogun Rua at PRIDE 32. The former NCAA national champion was in trouble with the law in August of 2007 and even more trouble with a gruesome staph infection last October.

It's great to see him back and hopefully his win over Kawamura is a sign of things to come.

Also on the card, former UFC middleweight Jorge Santiago (17-7) continued his hot streak by submitting Grabaka's Yuki Sasaki (21-14-1). Santiago was just 1-2 in the UFC, having been knocked out by Chris Leben at Fight Night 6 and Alan Belcher at Fight Night 7.

Since then he's an impressive 5-0, dominating the competition with a variety of submissions and knockouts.

Three-time King of Pancrase Yuki Kondo (48-22-6) was submitted by grappling deity Roger Gracie (2-0). Kondo had the thankless role of late fill-in for Gracie, who was flying solo until May 5th, when Kondo was finally announced.

Here are the Sengoku II: Second Battle complete results:

-Satoru Kitaoka defeats Ian James Schaffa via submission (Guillotine Choke - R1)
-Mike Pyle defeats Dan Hornbuckle via submission (Triangle Choke - R1)
-Eiji Mitsuoka defeats Kwang Hee Lee submission (Rear Naked Choke - R1)
-Jorge Santiago defeats Yuki Sasaki via submission (Armbar - R3)
-Kiss Nakao defeats Jim York via KO (R2)
-Kevin Randleman defeats Ryo Kawamura via unanimous decision
-Roger Gracie defeats Yuki Kondo via sumbission (Rear Naked Choke - R1)
-Josh Barnett defeats Jeff Monson via unanimous decision

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