Go into insane detail in this preview of SENGOKU RAIDEN CHAMPIONSHIP 12. Includes breakdowns of betting odds with analysis, win-loss records, SRC wins and losses, biggest victories, fighter profiles and backgrounds, logical outcomes, Madness Levels and Madman Predictions for every single fight on the card. SRC 12 will be held Sunday March 7, 2010 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. The event will not air live in North America, but instead will be broadcast via tape-delay on HDNet on March 12 at 10:00 pm EST.
Betting lines are for entertainment purposes only and are included here to illustrate oddsmakers' projections. Madness Levels indicate the amount of insanity inspired in anticipation of a fight on a scale of one to ten. Madman Logic is determined by my trusty sidekick, the Madman Computer, which uses a mathematical formula based on previous results to determine what the most logical outcome would be if either fighter were to win.
Striving to be the most analytically astute fight preview column possible. Let the madness begin...
UD = Unanimous | SD = Split | MD = Majority Decision | SUB = Submission | (T)KO = (Technical)Knockout
SHIGEKI OSAWA (-295) = 71% chance of winning
KYUNG HO KANG (+235) = 29% chance of winning
SRC W: Ki Hyun Kim (UD), Toru Harai (TKO), Kota Ishibashi (UD)
SRC L: Ronnie Mann (UD)
BIGGEST OSAWA WIN: over Toru Harai by TKO at Sengoku 9 (8/09)
BIGGEST KANG WIN: over Nam Sun Kim by TKO due to doctor stoppage at Spirit MC 17 (6/08)
MADNESS LEVEL (1-10): 2 – Japanese versus South Korean opener, always a good way to get the Japanese crowd involved early. Shigeki Osawa has a wrestling background and trains at the Yoshida Dojo. All but one of Osawa’s fights have been in Sengoku, while Kyung Ho Kang will be making his Sengoku debut. This fight is Osawa’s to lose.
LOGIC SAYS: Osawa by KO/DEC –OR– Kang by SUB/DEC