GRACHAN 14 “Mach Festival” features Bantamweight title defense Nakamura vs Tezuka

GRACHAN 14
GRACHAN 14

GRACHAN 14 on July 20, 2014 is partnered with Hayato Sakurai’s “Mach Festival” to host a whopping 27 fights. Topping the card will be GRACHAN Bantamweight Champ Kensaku Nakamura defending his title against Motonobu Tezuka for the second time.

 

Tezuka joined GRACHAN in April after his stint in UFC and a trial of sorts in VTJ and ROAD FC. He was offered the immediate title shot. The first match went the distance and with neither grinder able to make a case for their dominance, the judges awarded the bout a Draw. Nakamura will need to take a few pointers from the strikers who have recently trumped Tezuka if he wants to keep his belt out of the hands of the very strong wrestler.

Notable on the card, Shooto’s Yoshifumi Nakamura is enjoying a very good career high, and that looks to continue since now he’s facing a freshman Korean, Kim Jae-Kyung. Kim’s striking is very good, but his grappling is not on par with Nakamura, and most likely that will be where this fight goes.

Another Shooto mainstay, Shigeki Osawa makes his first appearance on a GRACHAN event. He was supposed to face Masaya Doi, but an injury to Doi necessitated a replacement with Satoshi Murata at the last minute.

There will be a fun exhibition match between Mach Sakurai himself and the entertaining Minowaman. Satoshi Nishino will be having his retirement match against Hideki Kadowaki, which comes three years after he last fought.

Also on the card are a women’s match, a few kickboxing rules matches, and a couple of fighters making their debut.

 

GRACHAN 14
July 20, 2014
Differ Ariake
Tokyo, Japan

#27 – GRACHAN Bantamweight Title match 5-3R
Kensaku Nakamura (13-5-4) 中村謙作(吉田道場/王者)※2度目の防衛戦
Motonobu Tezuka (20-8-5) 手塚基伸(総合格闘技道場コブラ会/挑戦者)

#26 – Lightweight
Yuki Yamamoto (5-5-3) 山本勇気(パラエストラ千葉)
Kenji ‘Benjamin’ Matsushima-Sette (2-1) ベンジャミン・セッテ(フランス/ナチュラルボーンファイターズ)

#25 – Mach Festival MMA Featherweight
Yoshifumi Nakamura (16-5) 中村好史(マッハ道場)
KIM JAE-KYUNG (0-1) (韓国/TEAM SEOKIN)

#24 – Featherweight
Shigeki Osawa (10-5-3) 大澤茂樹(Honey Trap)
Satoshi Murata (1-2) 村田 俊(ノースキングス)

#23 – Featherweight
Keiji ‘Cage’ Sakuta (11-9) 咲田ケイジ(パラエストラ千葉)
Hidekazu ‘Aniki’ Asakura (5-7-1) 阿仁鬼(パラエストラ札幌)

#22 – Mach Festival Lightweight
Toshikatsu Harada (11-11-2) TOSHI(マッハ道場 巣鴨支部)
Isamu Nagase (6-7-3) 永瀬 功(GRABAKA)

#21 – Exhibition Match
Sakurai “Mach” Hayato 桜井“マッハ”速人(マッハ道場)
Minowaman ミノワマン(フリー)

#21 – Bantamweight
Shinji Ishida (2-1) 石田普士(津田沼道場)
Tomoaki Ueyama (5-8-2) 上山知暁(U-SPIRIT JAPAN町田)

#19 – Mach Festival Welterweight
Naoki Samukawa (3-3) 寒川直喜(バンゲリングベイ・スピリット)
Yasuaki Miura (7-3) 三浦康彰(禅道会)

#13 – Bantamweight
ROY (6-1)(AK)
Yoshiyuki Ishikawa (6-4) 石川良如(D+)

#17 – Welterweight
Hidetora Hidetora (9-5-1) 秀虎(AK)
Katsuyoshi Sasaki (1-0) 佐々木克義(K-STYLE)

#16 – Mach Festival Featherweight
Kenjiro Takahashi (6-3) 高橋憲次郎(マッハ道場)
LEE DO-GYUM (0-0)(韓国/TEAM SEOKIN)

#15 – Satoshi Nishino Retirement game 70 kg contract 5-1R
Satoshi Nishino (5-8-3) 西野 聡(和術慧舟會TLIVE)
Hideki Kadowaki (14-15-3) 門脇英基(和術慧舟會東京道場)

#14 – MMA special game Division 3-2R
Junpei Hamada (9-18-1) KAZUMA(ALTERNA)
Oliver (1-4-1) オリバ(team東京clutch)

#13 – Mach Festival 60 kg women’s MMA contract 3-2R
Miki Miyauchi (0-0) 宮内みき(RIKIX)
Kurumi Ishizuka (0-0) 石塚胡桃(AACC)

#12 – Mach Festival Middleweight
Hideto Kondo (8-7-4) 近藤秀人(マッハ道場)
Osamu Ran (0-1) “行動隊長”乱(旭靖会/石井道場)

#11 – Bantamweight
Cao Usui (1-1) 臼井 曹(パラエストラ栃木)
ZERO (0-0) (ポルティファミリア)

#10 – Welterweight
Kota Yokoyama (1-2) 横山浩太(crazy armament/AK)
Joshua Robison (1-6-3) ジョシュア・ロビンソン(ロデオスタイル)

#9 – Mach Festival KICK 62 kg contract 3-2R
Kuril Hiroaki 千島広明(マッハ道場)
Takayuki Oba 大場隆行(天道會)

#8 – Mach Festival KICK 58 kg contract 3-3R
Nakazato Yasuhiro 中里康広(マッハ道場 坂東支部)
Hasunuma 蓮沼健一郎(マッハ道場 巣鴨支部)

#7 – Light Heavyweight
Ryota Ryota (1-2) 亮太(圭太郎道場)
Kazuhiro Okubo (1-0) 大久保和宏(BONDS)

#6 – Mach Festival Lightweight
Kazuyuki Numajiri (10-3) 沼尻和之(マッハ道場 茨城支部)
Takugo Kobayashi (3-2) 小林拓伍(U-SPIRIT JAPAN町田)

#5 – Lightweight
Yosuke Notsu (4-4) 野津陽介(FIGHTING CRAFTSMAN)
Tadasuke Nozoe (1-0-1) 野副忠佑(GRABAKA)

#4 – Mach Festival Lightweight
Taro Bando (0-1) 坂東太郎(マッハ道場 坂東支部)
Angelo Shinohara (0-0) 篠原アンジェロ(ヤマジム)

#3 – Mach Festival Featherweight
Isao Sakiyama (1-4) 崎山 勲(マッハ道場)
Katsuhiko Nomura (2-4) 野村克也(GRABAKA)

#2 – Featherweight
Shuhei Azuma (4-2-1) 東 修平(AACC)
Yusuke Horichi (1-1) 友野晴敏(DREAM FANTASY新潟)

#1 – Mach Festival KICK Jr.( high school students ) 51 kg contract 3-2R
東 冷児(マッハ道場)
常世田大樹(POWER OF DREAM)