Saturday, November 12, 2011
Kyoko Kimura wins her PANCASE MMA debut
Veteran pro wrestler Kyoko Kimura made a successful MMA debut at today's PANCRASE show at Shijuku FACE over women's MMA pioneer Megumi Yabushita. When I Tweeted the result this morning, some expressed surprise. But I was not surprised. Yes, Megumi is a pioneer but it is now 2011 and she can't fight anymore. She needs to quit but probably won't. Stick to pro wrestling. It was embarrassing to watch her poor performance against Sarah Kaufman a few months ago. Kyoko outclassed her in this fight. After landing punches, Kyoko tossed her to the mat. And by the end of the round, Kyoko took her back and was going for a rear naked coke. When the bell rang, Megumi couldn't get up. The ringside doctor examined her foot and Megumi was taken to the hospital with a suspected broken foot. Kyoko Kimura wins by TKO. She seemed surprised by the finish. Now she wants to do it again to prove it wasn't a fluke.