The 19-year-old Taiga (13 years younger than Yamamoto) entered this fight with a pro kickboxing record of 12-3-0 (3 knockouts) while his opponent, the 2009 Krush champion Masahiro Yamamoto, has an official record of 46-15-7 (13 knockouts). Taiga comes off two consecutive losses, against Takeru (2015 Fight of the Year candidate Takeru vs Taiga 2) and Leona Pettas, while Yamamoto fought twice last year beating Gagny Baradji but then he was defeated by Koya Urabe. Taiga vs Yamamoto is the quarter final of the K-1 World GP 2016 -60kg Japan tournament; undercard of Takeru vs Yoadsenchai Sor Sopit. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Takeru (red and yellow hair) entered this fight with a professional kickboxing record of 17-1-0 (10 knockouts) while his opponent, the 18-year-old Taiga (five years younger than Takeru), has an official record of 9-1-0 (1 knockout) and he suffered his only defeat in 2014 when he faced Takeru for the first time. Takeru vs Taiga 2 is the final of the K-1 World GP 2015 -55kg championship tournament; Takeru beat Alexandre Prilip in the quarterfinals and Shota Takiya in the semifinals while Taiga won over Soufiane El Haji and Nobuchika Terado. Watch the video and rate this fight!