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Dan Hardy Wins Cage Force Semi Final Bout in Japan


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The Cage Warriors Light-Welterweight (Under 73kg) Champion Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy was victorious in his Cage Force Semi Final Tournament bout against Hidetaka Monma on Saturday 8th September.

Hardy who defeated the Welterweight King of Pancrase Daizo Ishige back in May in the Cage Force Welterweight Touranment Quarter Finals, travelled out again to Japan to compete in Cage Force 4 against the former K-1 Hero’s veteran.  Hardy increased his current win streak to 5 straight victories by stopping Monma in Round 3 of their bout, when the Japanese fighter’s corner threw in the towel.

Hardy impressed the Japanese media who were cage side and received a lot of critical acclaim due to his dominating performance. Even wrote a glowing report here

Hardy will now face Yoshiyuki Yoshida in the Cage Force Welterweight Final on December 1st, who caused a shock of his own when he defeated the former Shooto World Champion and red hot favourite Akira Kikuchi via TKO in round 1 of their bout.

Hardy entered this tournament due to the CWFC links with the World Wide Cage Network (WWCN) which both CWFC and Cage Force are affiliated with. The CWFC team hope to have more talent trades with other WWCN members in the near future.

Cage Force 4 Results
Differ Ariake ,Tokyo, Japan
8th September 2007

Welterweight Fight
Dowon So def. Tetsuo Seto Round 1 TKO

Lightweight Fight
Toshikazu ‘ISE’ Iseno def. Satoshi Nishino by Unanimous Decision

Featherweight Fight
Takeya Mizugaki def. Kentaro Imaizumi by by Unanimous Decision

Featherweight Fight
Masahiro Oishi def. Taiyo Nakahara by Round 1 TKO

Featherweight Fight
Hiroyuki Takaya def. Jarrod Card by Round 1 KO

Welterweight GP Semifinal
Yoshiyuki Yoshida def. Akira Kikuchi by Round 1 TKO

Welterweight GP Semifinal
Dan Hardy def. Hidetaka Monmka By Round 3 TKO

Lightweight GP Semifinal
Koutetsu Boku def. Eiji Ishikawa by Split Decision

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