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Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011

Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011, also known as Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year! 2011 was a mixed martial arts, puroresu and kickboxing event in the annual New Year's Eve event promoted by FEG, M-1 Global and the Inoki Genome Federation that took place on December 31, 2011 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.[1]

Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011
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The poster for Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011.
Information
PromotionDREAM, Inoki Genome Federation, M-1 Global
DateDecember 31, 2011
VenueSaitama Super Arena
CityJapan Saitama, Japan
Attendance24,606
Event chronology
Dynamite!! 2010 Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011 GSI Presents Dream 18 - Special NYE 2012

BackgroundEdit

The event included bouts that encompassed the DREAM, K-1 World MAX and IGF banners. The event aired live on HDNet in North America, SKY PerfecTV! in Japan, and also online through Nico Nico Douga.[2]

The semi-finals and finals of DREAM's World Bantamweight Grand Prix were held at this event.[3]

The Nagashima/Kikuno mixed rules bout consisted of a three-minute first round under K-1 rules and a five-minute second round under DREAM rules.[4]

Kazushi Sakuraba was rumoured to be involved in a puroresu bout on this card.[5]

Tim Sylvia was expected to face Brett Rogers at this event, however the bout was scrapped because Rogers was unable to obtain a visa to enter Japan.[6]

ResultsEdit

Emelianenko defeated Ishii via KO (punches) at 2:29 of round 1.
Aoki defeated Kitaoka via unanimous decision.
Takaya defeated Inoue via unanimous decision.
Sakuraba/Shibata defeated Sawada/Suzukawa via TKO (referee stoppage) at 13:46 of round 1.
Fujita defeated Aerts via submission (Boston crab) at 3:36 of round 1.
Le Banner defeated Sylvia via TKO (referee stoppage) at 2:57 of round 1.
Kikuno defeated Nagashima via TKO (punches) at 2:34 of round 2.
Barnett defeated Suzuki via pinfall at 11:47 of round 1.
Fujii defeated Benitez via submission (armbar) at 1:15 of round 1.
Kawajiri defeated Miyata via submission (arm triangle choke) at 4:54 of round 2.
Sakurai defeated Chonan via unanimous decision.
Kubo defeated Widlund via KO (High Kick) at 1:10 of round 3.
Noiri defeated Sonoda via unanimous decision.

Bantamweight TournamentEdit

Fernandes defeated Banuelos via TKO (punches) at 1:21 of round 1.
Fernandes defeated Marques via unanimous decision.
Banuelos defeated Imanari via split decision.
Saadulaev defeated Tokoro via KO (slam) at 0:42 of round 1.

World Bantamweight Grand Prix 2011 BracketEdit

 
Quarterfinals
(DREAM 17)
Semifinals
(Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka)
Final
(Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka)
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Masakazu ImanariW
 
 
 
  Abel Cullum SUB
 
  Masakazu Imanari DEC
 
 
 
  Antonio BanuelosW
 
  Hideo Tokoro DEC
 
 
 
  Antonio BanuelosW
 
  Antonio BanuelosTKO
 
 
 
  Bibiano Fernandes W
 
  Bibiano Fernandes W
 
 
 
  Takafumi Otsuka SUB
 
  Bibiano Fernandes W
 
 
 
  Rodolfo MarquesDEC
 
  Yusup Saadulaev DEC
 
 
  Rodolfo Marques W
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FieLDS presents FIGHT FOR JAPAN『元気ですか!! 大晦日!! 2011』". dreamofficial.com. Retrieved 2011-11-17.
  2. ^ "Year-end 2011 DREAM event adds Takaya-Inoue title fight, Kawajiri-Miyata". mmajunkie.com. 2011-11-17.
  3. ^ "'DREAM: New Year! 2011' adds Sakurai vs. Chonan, bantamweight grand-prix semis". mmajunkie.com. 2011-11-18.
  4. ^ "Genki Desu Ka!! Kikuno And Nagashima Mix It Up". nightmareofbattle.com. 2011-12-04.
  5. ^ "Genki Desu Ka!! Sakuraba Puroresu Return?". nightmareofbattle.com. 2011-12-05.
  6. ^ "Visa Issues Scrap Brett Rogers' Fight vs. Tim Sylvia on Year-End Dream Card". Heavy.com. 2011-12-15.