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9/14/09 4:50 AM
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ValeTudori
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On the 22nd of this month two fighters based in Perth, West Australia and fighting out of Mach 1 in Osborne Park will feature on a Shooto card at the home of Shooto, Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Xavier Lucas is currently world ranked 2 in the latest official Shooto rankings.
He will defend his Pacific Rim Belt against Akihiro Yamazaki.

Yamazaki has not been defeated since June 2005 and holds a record of 11 wins, 2 losses and a draw. 6 wins have come from submission.

Gustavo Falcioli gets his chance to consolidate his recent rise up the Shooto world rankings to number 7 with a bout against Daisuke Ishizawa.

This fight will leave nothing to the imagination as Ishizawa has never lost by decision and all of his 4 wins have been TKO or KO via strikes, a very tough boy.

A win for Xavier will raise the question of a world title bout. Shinya Aoki holds the belt.

A win for Gustavo will certainly push him further up the recently depleted upper echelons (departures to bigger organizations) of the lightweight division.

Potentially, 2 fights away from a world title challenge.

Very interesting times for MMA in Australia and shows the benefits for fighters and promoters of committing to a system that can provide opportunities on a world stage.
9/14/09 6:57 PM
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best of luck to them both...Aussie MMA is moving along nicely
9/15/09 9:33 AM
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Wicked matches, both these guys are workhorses and deserve their opportunities!
9/18/09 3:14 AM
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good luck, gentlemen
9/18/09 8:07 PM
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Great to see, well done Haby & team/ Now go beat some people up!!

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9/27/09 10:17 AM
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Gustavo won by triangle R1! Xavier won a decision!

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