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Sengoku 7 Results: Kitaoka Upsets Gomi To Earn Lightweight Title, Santiago Claims Middleweight Championship

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Satoru Kitaoka upset highly regarded lightweight Takanori Gomi in the main event of Sengoku 7 on Sunday at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, submitting Gomi with a heel hook at the 1:41 mark of the opening round to claim the first-ever Sengoku lightweight belt.

UFC veteran Jorge Santiago claimed the promotion’s middleweight title with a fifth-round technical submission of Kazuo Misaki in the evening’s co-headliner.

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal remained undefeated at Sengoku 7, picking up a first-round technical knockout over Yukiya Naito. Former EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva also scored a victory at the event,  defeating Yoshihiro Nakao via first-round TKO due to a knee injury.

Former EliteXC heavyweight prospect Dave Herman suffered the first loss of his 14-fight, losing via second-round TKO due to strikes to Mu Bae Choi.


  • Satoru Kitaoka def. Takanori Gomi via submission (heel hook) — Round 1, 1:41
    Sengoku Lightweight Championship
  • Jorge Santiago def. Kazuo Misaki via technical submission (rear naked choke) — Round 5, 3:26
    Sengoku Middleweight Championship
  • Sanae Kikuta def. Hidehiko Yoshida via split decision
  • Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal def. Yukiya Naito via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 3:54
  • Antonio Silva def. Yoshihiro Nakao via TKO (knee injury) — Round 1, 1:42
  • Eiji Mitsuoka def. Sergey Golyaev via technical submission (arm bar) — Round 1, 4:22
  • Mu Bae Choi def. Dave Herman via TKO (strikes) — Round 2, 2:22
  • Maximo Blanco def. Seigo Inoue via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 0:38
  • Hidetada Irie def. Minoru Kato via TKO (strikes) — Round 2, 4:21

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