The fight was for Pride, and it was boxer Yosuke Nishijima's mixed martial arts debut. He went 0-5 in his record. Mark Hunt had jokingly said before the fight that he was going to submit Nishijima with a flying armbar.
The first round began. Hunt landed a hard leg kick. They clinched, Hunt landed a knee and another and they broke. Hunt missed an uppercut and landed a big knee to the face and Nishijima bounced away. He bounced some more. Hunt landed a right hand and a left hook. They clinched. Hunt got a double-leg to side control. Hunt mounted after a long bit. Not much going on. But Hunt is on top. Hunt held the ropes as Nishijima was bucking. The referee restarted the fight in the center in mount. It's been about two and a half minutes since Hunt mounted. Hunt landed a hammerfist and another. Nishijima rolled out and they both stood. Nishijima missed a vicious one-two. Hunt ate a counter right and a knee and a leg kick. Hunt landed a jab. Good head movement from Nishijima. Hunt landed a pair of knees in the plum. Hunt landed a jab and ate a hard one and another and another. They clinched and Nishijima broke away. Hunt was breathing heavily. Hunt missed an uppercut and landed a pair of big knees breaking away. Hunt looked tired for sure. They clinched and broke. Nishijima landed a body shot. Hunt landed a jab, a right hand and a pair of knees to the body breaking. Nishijima landed a jab and another and ate one. Nishijima narrowly dodged a high kick and landed a knee of his own to the body stepping into it. Nishijima with good head movement. Hunt had his hands even lower than usual. Hunt landed another knee, to the face and Nishijima dropped and he locked up half-guard. Hunt was landing a few right hands and a hammerfist but not at a frenzied pace at all. He narrowly missed a foot stomp and stood over him lazily. The referee stood them up. Nishijima's nose was bloody. Nishijima landed a body shot and ate a left hook and wobbled. Hunt landed a one-two and rocked Nishijima, missed a high kick, blocked one, Nishijima tripped, Hunt had side back mount, Nishijima rolled for half-guard and Hunt stayed on top passing to side control. Hunt was looking to step over to north-south, Nishijima avoided but he ate a knee to the face. Not too much going on. Hunt landed a knee to the face. Hunt was trying to go knee on belly. Three minutes remained. Hunt was going for the crucifix and a kimura. Nishijima was avoiding, bucking , and he escaped both the kimura and the crucifix. Nearly got caught in another kimura but escaped. Hunt passed to north-south. Hunt was trying to set up an armbar, looking to step over for one. He turned it to a kimura attempt. Nishijima avoided. Back to side control after a moment with Nishijima avoiding another kimura. Hunt landed a few short punches, six or seven. Hunt stood and came down with an atomic knee drop double onto the arms and chest and they stood and circled. They circled. Hunt narrowly missed aknee to the face. One minute remained. Nishijima still showing good head movement. Nishijima narrowly missed a left hook. Hunt missed a one-two in close. Nishijima landed a good left hook. Hunt was very very tired. Nishijima landed a good body shot and a one-two-three. They clinched. The first round ended. Nishijima's nose was bloody. Hunt walked back to his corner gassed. There was also a few scratches and scrapes on the forehead of Nishijima over his right eye. The second round began. They circled. Hunt landed a leg kick. Nishijima landed a jab to the body nicely. He landed a jab. Hunt landed a good leg kick. They circled. They circled some more, feeling each other out. Hunt landed a leg kick. Nishijima landed a combination, ate a counter jab, landed a good body shot. Nishijima with good head movement. Hunt landed an inside leg kick to the groin and Nishijima had to take a moment. His nose was pretty bloody, and that mouse was bleeding over his right eye. He continued after a moment or two. Hunt missed another knee in close. Nishijima landed a good body shot. He landed another. Hunt landed a good straight right. Hunt landed a leg kick. Three minutes remained. Hunt landed a right hand and a leg kick. Hunt landed another right hand and a blocked knee and a massive leg kick. Hunt landed a jab. A massive right hand, a soccer kick on the way down and a knee to the face as Nishijima was on his knees. Nishijima hugged the leg. Hunt was almost on top. He landed a hammerfist and stood over him. The referee stood them up and cleared the blood from Nishijima's nose with a tissue. They circled. Hunt landed a jab. Nishijima slipped a right hand. He landed a body shot. Hunt landed a good jab. Nishijima showing head movement. Hunt landed a right hand. Nishijima landed a pair of left hooks. They were standing against each other, not even clinching there. Nishijima landed a right hook and a massive left hook. A big right hook with one minute. A big left hook and a jab and another massive left hook in close, a left hand and a right and a big right hook and a blocked body shot. Nishijima landed a pair of left hooks. They were just standing against each other exhausted bumping. Hunt landed a left and a right hook. Nishijima went to his knees, he dodged a hammerfist and stood drunkenly as the second round ended. Nishijima's nose was very bloody and he looked dizzy and he had to be led back to his corner. Hunt knew his way back to his own corner strangely enough... The third round began. They touched gloves. Nishijima slipping some jabs and a right hand. Hunt landed a right hand and a jab. Nishijima landed a bod shot. They were bumping again. Hunt landed a good knee there. Nishijima landed a hammerfist in there and a left hook to the body. They were clinched again, the referee broke them up. Hunt landed aleg kick, ate a left hook. Nishijima landed a good leg kick and a left hook. Hunt landed a right hand and Nishijima stumbled and went down in the corner and it was over.