Takanori Gomi Loses to Satoru Kitaoka at Sengoku 7; Suspended Antonio Silva Wins

Takanori Gomi, the lightweight who was once considered among the best MMA fighters in the world, was beaten by Satoru Kitaoka with an Achilles lock submission less than two minutes into their fight at World Victory Road's Sengoku 7 event today in Japan.

As Steve Cofield writes, this is another blow to the Gomi myth. The 30-year-old Gomi has now lost three of his last five fights, and he no longer deserves to be considered among the top 10 lightweights in the sport.

In another Sengoku 7 fight, the last EliteXC heavyweight champion, Antonio Silva, defeated Yoshihiro Nakao by first-round TKO when Nakao planted his foot awkwardly and injured himself. Silva is suspended in the United States for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, and after ignoring that suspension to fight in Japan, he may never be allowed to fight in the U.S. again.

The full Sengoku 7 results are below.

Takanori Gomi Loses to Satoru Kitaoka at Sengoku 7; Suspended Antonio Silva Wins originally appeared on MMA FanHouse on Sun, 04 Jan 2009 07:09:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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