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Combat Wrestling! Gomi Defeats Nagata

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Takanori Gomi defeated DREAM Lightweight GP Quarterfinalist Katsuhiko Nagata via points (1-0) in the finals of the All-Japan Combat Wrestling Open Championships (think of Combat Wrestling as MMA without any strikes) 73 kg class yesterday.

It is quite impressive by Gomi as Nagata is an Olympic silver medalist in Greco-Roman Wrestling and Gomi got the point with a single leg takedown (even though that isn’t a technique in the Greco-Roman style).

Nagata wrote in his blog that it was a good experience and that he would like to participate in Combat Wrestling again (in March) if his schedule permits. He thinks that it is useful for MMA.

It seems that professional wrestler Munenori Sawa also participated but lost via points against a good wrestler who placed fifth in an Asia Beach Wrestling tournament. So there were some big names present.

(Photos By: Japan-Wrestling)

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    December 31, 2011 at 10:40 pm

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