Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011

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Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011
The poster for Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011.
PromotionDREAM, Inoki Genome Federation, M-1 Global
DateDecember 31, 2011
VenueSaitama Super Arena
CityJapan Saitama, Japan
Event chronology
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Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011, also known as Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year! 2011 was a mixed martial arts, puroresu and kickboxing event in the annual New Year's Eve event promoted by FEG, M-1 Global and the Inoki Genome Federation that took place on December 31, 2011 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.[1]


The event included bouts that encompassed the DREAM, K-1 World MAX and IGF banners. The event aired live on HDNet in North America, SKY PerfecTV! in Japan, and also online through Nico Nico Douga.[2]

The semi-finals and finals of DREAM's World Bantamweight Grand Prix were held at this event.[3]

The Nagashima/Kikuno mixed rules bout consisted of a three-minute first round under K-1 rules and a five-minute second round under DREAM rules.[4]

Kazushi Sakuraba was rumoured to be involved in a puroresu bout on this card.[5]

Tim Sylvia was expected to face Brett Rogers at this event, however the bout was scrapped because Rogers was unable to obtain a visa to enter Japan.[6]


Emelianenko defeated Ishii via KO (punches) at 2:29 of round 1.
Aoki defeated Kitaoka via unanimous decision.
Takaya defeated Inoue via unanimous decision.
Sakuraba/Shibata defeated Sawada/Suzukawa via TKO (referee stoppage) at 13:46 of round 1.
Fujita defeated Aerts via submission (Boston crab) at 3:36 of round 1.
Le Banner defeated Sylvia via TKO (referee stoppage) at 2:57 of round 1.
Kikuno defeated Nagashima via TKO (punches) at 2:34 of round 2.
Barnett defeated Suzuki via pinfall at 11:47 of round 1.
Fujii defeated Benitez via submission (armbar) at 1:15 of round 1.
Kawajiri defeated Miyata via submission (arm triangle choke) at 4:54 of round 2.
Sakurai defeated Chonan via unanimous decision.
  • K-1 MAX (-63 kg) bout: Japan Yuta Kubo vs. Sweden Nils Widlund
Kubo defeated Widlund via KO (High Kick) at 1:10 of round 3.
Noiri defeated Sonoda via unanimous decision.

Bantamweight Tournament[edit]

Fernandes defeated Banuelos via TKO (punches) at 1:21 of round 1.
Fernandes defeated Marques via unanimous decision.
Banuelos defeated Imanari via split decision.
  • Bantamweight Tournament Reserve Bout: Japan Hideo Tokoro vs. Russia Yusup Saadulaev
Saadulaev defeated Tokoro via KO (slam) at 0:42 of round 1.

World Bantamweight Grand Prix 2011 Bracket[edit]

(DREAM 17)
(Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka)
(Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka)
Japan Masakazu ImanariW
United States Abel Cullum SUB
Japan Masakazu Imanari DEC
United States Antonio BanuelosW
Japan Hideo Tokoro DEC
United States Antonio BanuelosW
United States Antonio BanuelosTKO
Brazil Bibiano Fernandes W
Brazil Bibiano Fernandes W
Japan Takafumi Otsuka SUB
Brazil Bibiano Fernandes W
Brazil Rodolfo MarquesDEC
Russia Yusup Saadulaev DEC
Brazil Rodolfo Marques W


  1. ^ "FieLDS presents FIGHT FOR JAPAN『元気ですか!! 大晦日!! 2011』". Retrieved 2011-11-17.
  2. ^ "Year-end 2011 DREAM event adds Takaya-Inoue title fight, Kawajiri-Miyata". 2011-11-17.
  3. ^ "'DREAM: New Year! 2011' adds Sakurai vs. Chonan, bantamweight grand-prix semis". 2011-11-18.
  4. ^ "Genki Desu Ka!! Kikuno And Nagashima Mix It Up". 2011-12-04.
  5. ^ "Genki Desu Ka!! Sakuraba Puroresu Return?". 2011-12-05.
  6. ^ "Visa Issues Scrap Brett Rogers' Fight vs. Tim Sylvia on Year-End Dream Card". 2011-12-15.