March 25, 2016 – Tokyo, Japan
Ganryujima and WKN World Office collaboration
Promoted by Mr TANIKAWA
‘Ganryujima’ is a new form of fighting in Japan, named after a small Japanese island. The concept is organized by a former promoter and executive of K-1 Sadaharu Tanikawa.
The backbone is a Fuji Network, which is one of the major networks in Japan. Fuji Network used to showcase celebrities like Mark Hunt, Fedor Emelianenko, Alistair Overeem and many others for tournaments that aired on New Years Eve, which is always the biggest rated time in Japan.
MMA Fighting reported that “the rules explained at the press conference in Tokyo are that it will be a MMA fighting, but without submissions. The matches will be held in a flat circle, similar to sumo, with no ring or a cage. Punching will be allowed on the ground. Wrestling is allowed, but submissions are eliminated. There will be quick stand-ups from lack of punching on the ground, as the ground work will be allowed only if their is an attempt to finish the fight.”
GANRYUJIMA Rules – 3 minutes / 3 rounds fight / 80 kg
KIYOSHI TAMURA ( JAPAN – MMA ) vs NATANEL PARISI ( ISRAEL – Team PARISI / KRAV MAGA . KICKBOXING . BOXING – REPRESENTS WKN )
GANRYUJIMA Rules – 3 minutes / 3 rounds fight / 67 kg
KAZUHISA WATANABE ( JAPAN . BOXE KICKBOXING ) vs BHARAT KHANDARE ( INDIA – Team SUPERHUMAN / PENCHAK SILAT . MMA – REPRESENTS WKN )