The Japanese Shootboxing S-cup World tournament took place early Monday morning in Japan. Veteran Andy Souwer took on Kenichi Ogata in the finals and he delivered a head kick to Ogata in the 2nd round that won him the tournament. It was Sauer’s 3rd S-Cup tournament championship in the last 6 years.
Quite an accomplishment considering they are only held every two years.
Chris Horodecki lost his quarter final match by being outpointed by Hiroki Shishido by a score of 3-0. Shishido went on to lose a decision to the eventual tournament winner, Souwer. The young Canadian fighter was looking to stay active leading up to his fight January 24th at Affliction: Day of Reckoning where he will take on former UFC vet Dan Lauzon.
Shootboxing rules allow for standing submissions and fighters wear the larger boxing gloves.
The tournament breakdown is as follows.
QF1: Kenichi Ogata vs. Kenji Kanai
Ogata wins by KO Round 2
QF2: Denis Schneldmiller vs. Luiz Azeredo
Luiz Azeredo submits Schneldmiller Standing arm-triangle.
QF3: Hiroki Shishido vs. Chris Horodecki
Shishido decision win 3-0.
QF4: Andy Souwer vs. Edvin Kibus
Souwer gets the TKO Round 1 2:44
Semi-Final 1: Kenichi Ogata vs. Luiz Azeredo
KO win for Ogata.
Semi-Final 2: Hiroki Shishido vs. Andy Souwer
Souwer gets the decision 3-0
Main-Event: S-Cup Tournament Final: Kenichi Ogata vs. Andy Souwer
Souwer Head Kick KO win rd. 2.
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