Welcome to Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. A lot of folks have been asking me to update them about my recovery. So I thought I would start a blog primarily to do that but also to talk about other topics of interest including the wrestling business and whatever else I can think of. I plan to update this on a regular basis so check back and leave a comment if you wish.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Mutsumi Kasai wins debut in Shooto
Shooto had a women's match on their Oct. 26 show at the Tokai TV Telepia Hall in Nagoya. It was the opening match on the show so I really wasn't expecting any pics or details. Thank you GB Ring. It was a 58kg match between Matsumi Kasai & Kinuka Sasaki. Kasai trains at Paraestra and was making her MMA debut. Sasaki was 2-6 and most recently won over Miki Morifuji at the Aug. 6 Summerfest. In fact, both her wins are over Morifuji. The match was scheduled for two five minute rounds. Kasai begins the match with a right and left hook followed by a takedown. Sasaki counters with a waist throw. Kasai again scores with strikes and has the edge in round one. Sasaki attempts a takedown to begin round two but Kasai blocks it but Sasaki does get a takedown from the side. She seems to have the upper hand but Kasai is able to shift from underneath and emerges with an armbar. Sasaki taps out at 3:53 of round two. Congratulations to Matsumi Kasai for the successful debut.