HDNet Fight of the Week: Kazuo Misaki vs. Mike Seal at “Sengoku: Soul of Fight”

by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Jun 15, 2011 at 4:15 pm ET
Before the fight started, the HDNet Fights team members gave their predictions for how long it’d take Kazuo Misaki to beat heavy underdog Mike Seal at this past December’s “Sengoku: Soul of Fight” event.

The most optimistic estimate? Two-and-a-half minutes. The most shrewd? One minutes and 22 seconds.

Needless to say, Misaki was a pretty heavy favorite at -1100 (to Seal’s +600).

Each week HDNet and MMAjunkie.com release a new and exclusive fight from the ever-growing HDNet Fights video library. Stunning knockouts, slick submissions, shocking finishes and legendary brawls are the norm for this weekly feature.

Misaki vs. Seal is no exception.

Misaki (22-11-2 at the time), a two-time Sengoku middleweight title-challenger, looked to snap out of a 1-3 skid. Once one of the world’s top-ranked middleweights, he had suffered setbacks to Melvin Manhoef and Jorge Santiago (twice). However, against Seal, oddsmakers gave Misaki an overwhelming 92 percent chance of winning.

Seal (13-13-1), a Mexican fighter who’s competed with organizations such as Strikeforce and KOTC, entered the bout with four wins in his previous five fights. But would his recent success make a difference against his veteran opponent?

Check out the embedded clip for the answer.

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