HDNet Fights Video Vault: Ryo Chonan vs. Taisuke Okuno at “Sengoku: Soul of Fight”

by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Apr 12, 2011 at 9:05 am ET

Ryo Chonan almost didn’t fight at “Sengoku: Soul of Fight,” World Victory Road’s year-end super event.

Chonan initially was slated to fight Dan Hornbuckle, who was forced off the card with an illness. Then came replacement Taisuke Okuno, who missed weight and was issued two red cards, which forced him to surrender 20 percent of his purse.

In this week’s HDNet Fights Video Vault installment, we get a quick resolution to the eventual fight.

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.

Chonan vs. Okuno is no exception.

Chonan (18-12 at the time), a former PRIDE and UFC fighter, was searching for his fourth win in five fights. Most of Chonan’s victories had come via decision; Okuno (11-5-2), though, was all about the knockouts and registered eight of them in 11 career wins.

Would Okuno register his ninth against Chonan?

Check out the embedded clip for the answer.

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