86.2
Decision
15:00
      Takimoto scored a takedown 30 seconds into the opening round. Lee swept him 2 minutes into the round. Lee tried to pass to mount, but Takimoto was able to shake him off, they reset back on their feet, and then Lee took down Takimoto with 90 seconds left in the round. They were both trading short punches for the duration of the round, and they traded top control several times. That first round could probably go either way.
      Takimoto dropped Lee with some punches early in the second round, but Lee quickly stood back up, and then took down Takimoto a minute into the round. He basically controlled Takimoto on the ground for the duration of the round. The first round was close, but the second round definitely goes to Lee. Takimoto stood up, and scored a takedown with 45 seconds left in the round, but Lee quickly swept him, so... Yeah... Round two definitely goes to Lee.
      Takimoto clinched and took down Lee 30 seconds into the final round. When they stood up, Takimoto clinched and beat up Lee with some knees, and then he took him down again for the final minute of the round. This was a close fight, it could have gone either way, but all 3 judges gave the unanimous decision victory to Makoto Takimoto.
87.5
Submission (Heel Hook)
3:31
      Costa started this fight with a few strikes, he got sloppy, and Takimoto took him down 30 seconds into the opening round. Costa tried to grab a guillotine choke, but he didn't have Takimoto's body under control at all, so he wasn't able to get any leverage. Takimoto eventually popped his head free, scrambled around for a couple of minutes, he dropped back for an armbar attempt, but Costa did a good job pulling his arm free. Takimoto then dropped back for a heel hook, cranked, and finished the fight by submission with around 90 seconds remaining in the first round. That was a decent performance by Makoto Takimoto.
87.5
Decision
15:00
      Takimoto scored a takedown early in the first round, landing inside Trigg's guard. Trigg swept him 2 minutes into the round, and started working some basic ground & pound. He passed to side control, and threw some knees to Takimoto's body. Round one goes to Trigg, based on more active top control in the last half of the round.
      The second round started with Trigg scoring a takedown, and landing back in side control, where he continued to pound Takimoto with knees to the body. Takimoto tried to setup a Kimura near the end of the round, but Trigg was able to hang on until the bell sounded. I have Trigg ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
      The third round started with Trigg taking Takimoto down again, landing back in half mount. Trigg continued to work over Takimoto on the ground until the end of the round, leading to the clear cut 30-27 unanimous decision victory for Frank Trigg.
90.0
Submission (Achilles Lock)
4:51
      This was a pretty good fight, mostly one-sided, but still enjoyable to watch. They started out standing with each other, and Cyborg threw a ton of HARD leg kicks, along with a few kicks to the head of Takimoto, eventually knocking him to the ground, and then Cyborg jumped on him, and ended up in Takimoto's guard. The fight slowed down for a few minutes, and the referee stood them back up. More leg kicks, another takedown by Cyborg, and after wrestling around for a leglock (both of them were going for ankle locks) Cyborg locked his on, and won the fight in the first round via submission.
90.2
Decision (Split)
15:00
      Takimoto came out swinging like a madman, Bustamante sort of tried to take him down, they clinched by the ropes, Bustamante grabbed the ropes, and the referee gave him a yellow card. They both threw some wild punches before clinching again, and this time, Takimoto took Bustamante to the ground. Bustamante then went for an armbar, and used that to sweep Takimoto, but Takimoto ended up back on top, beating up Bustamante. Bustamante eventually went for another armbar, and again, ended up on top of Takimoto, this time in full mount. He grabbed his back, and they continued to wrestle around. Bustamante got back on top, and landed some solid punches. Bustamante eventually went for a kneebar, and then gave that up, to continue beating up Takimoto from top position. The stood back up, threw some wild punches, and Bustamante took Takimoto down again. It was a competitive round, but I'd probably have to score that one slightly in favor of Bustamante.
     Bustamante continued to beat up Takimoto in the second round, until Takimoto clipped him, Bustamante fell to the ground, Takimoto pounced on him, and beat the shit out of him with knees to the body, and punches to the head. He moved into the mounted crucifix, and continued to destroy Bustamante with short punches. Bustumante tried to throw on a last minute armbar with 30 seconds left in the fight, but yeah, not enough to make up for the ass beating Takimoto handed him in that final round. The fight could have maybe gone either way, but I scored it slightly in favor of Takimoto. I think "split" is a good way to decide this one though. Congrats to Takimoto to winning the fight on two of the scorecards.
92.6
Submission (Kimura)
5:40
      Now THIS was a fucking fight. These guys both move like lightweights, but hit like Middleweights. Zelg "Benkei" Galesic is basically supposed to be "Little Cro-Cop", he comes from Croatia, and fights a lot like Mirko Cro-Cop. Makoto Takimoto is a Judo Gold Medalist. So yeah, this was one hell of a fight, and I honestly thought Benkei was going to kick the crap out of Takimoto (Which he basically did, including soccer kicks & head stomps), but after getting his ass kicked for several minutes, Takimoto was able to reverse some stuff on the ground, leading to a tight kimura, forcing Galesic to submit in the first round. GREAT fight. VERY exciting. Like I said, these guys move like fast lightweights. I want to see some more of both fighters, ESPECIALLY Little Cro-Cop.
90.5
TKO (Broken Eye Socket)
5:34
      Yeah man!!! Gegard Mousasi came out like a ball of fire, throwing bombs at Takimoto, but then was stopped when Takimoto got him in the clinch, and then proceeded to use his Judo skills to take Mousasi to the ground. The Takimoto LOCKED ON an armbar, which was really fuckin' nice, and it looked like he pretty much should have broken Mousasi's arm with it (it was locked on TIGHT) but somehow Mousasi just rolled over like it was no big deal at all, and then somehow got on Takimoto's back. It was one of the most amazing reversals I have ever seen. Mousasi then dominated the rest of the fight (which lasted about 5 minutes) by throwing punches to the back of Takimoto's head, and he tried a few times to lock on the rear-naked choke, but couldn't get his arm under Takimoto's chin. Eventually, the ref stood the fighters up, looked at Takimoto's eye (which was swollen shut) and after the doctors checked him out, they stopped the fight. Gegard Mousasi wins by TKO in the first round. GREAT FIGHT.
88.0
Decision
20:00
      Kikuta pretty much kicked Takimoto's ass in this fight. He took the fight to the ground, and controlled the entire first round with his superior wrestling skills, he went for several submissions, and he beat the shit out of Takimoto while they were standing at the end of the round. The second round was more of the same, with Kikuta dominating Takimoto on the ground again, with wrestling & knees to the head, and then used Takimoto's Gi against him, as he passed his guard at the end of the round, to continue to show his dominance on the ground. The third round was also more of the same, with Kikuta riding Takimoto's back for the entire round, and beating him up from behind. So Kikuta clearly won this fight via a unanimous decision.
88.1
Decision
20:00
      This match was a really solid MMA fight. Both fighters had a lot of great submission attempts (especially Takimoto). And both fighters were swinging for the fences with their fists of fury (especially Takimoto). Takimoto also had a GREAT Judo takedown at the beginning of the fight, so hands down, in my opinion, Takimoto won the fight. And according to the 3 judges at the end of the fight, he was declared the winner. The crowd for some reason did not support that decision apparently, but I thought he did an amazing job, and really deserved to win the fight. Congratulations to Makato Takimoto!!!
87.1
Decision
20:00
      I don't know what to think here. I thought Takimoto pretty clearly won this fight, he was swinging wildly with punches, he secured a few takedowns, he got caught in Tamura's guard on the ground, but Takimoto was able to connect with some punches on the ground as well. Granted, it was a close fight, so it could have gone either way in my opinion, but I gave it to Takimoto, and all 3 judges gave it to Tamura. I must have missed something here. Oh well, it wasn't a great fight, regardless of who won.
86.2
Decision
20:00
      The first 10 minute round was long & boring. Miller had a couple of moments where he rushed in sumo style, and knocked Takimoto to the ground with punches, and Takimoto had one moment where he was able to take Miller to the ground, and get on his back for a few seconds. Other than that, the first round was uneventful, and I scored it as a draw. The second round was boring too, with Sentoryu (Miller) taking the fight to the ground, and laying on top of Takimoto for a few seconds. Other than that, there was a lot of standing around by both guys. The third round was pretty much more of the same, but with one minute left, Takimoto slammed Sentoryu, so that was kind of cool. Ultimately, I thougt this fight was a very clear, and boring, draw. The judges gave it to Takimoto via unanimous decision though, which I'm fine with.