Hayato Ishii returns at Shooto 0131
The first six fights on the Shooto 0131 card have been released. Among them is a featherweight bout pitting Hayato Ishii against Yoshizumi Kobayashi.
Ishii (15-3-2) fought three times for Shooto this year, winning two and drawing one. It represented a significant improvement on 2019 when he was on the wrong end of the ‘Knockout of the Year’ at Pancrase 310.
He has been matched with Yoshizumi Kobayashi (2-3-6) in a featherweight fight. The 26 year old has not lost a fight in over two years, but almost always goes the distance.
Also in the featherweight division Nobuki Fujii (21-11-3) has been matched with Kenji Kato (11-7). The former is coming off a decision win over Joji Goto at Shooto 0919 while the latter beat Erson Yamamoto at Rizin 22.
At welterweight Yamato Nishikawa (12-3-5) has been matched with Max The Body (8-6-0), the American will be the only foreigner on the card. In the lightweight division Takeaki Kinoshita (2-3-1) faces Yasuhira Ozera (0-1).