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I miss BattlARTS. The style is such that even two undercard workers can just come out like this and have a very good little match. Some very good shootstyle mat exchanges here. Super Rider is the more complete fighter and dominates early, including catching Junji with a brutal kick during a leglock exchange. Junji would get a lucky armbar but get stretched again soon after. Junji however is able to hang on and beat down Rider with some good looking NWA TV squash offense... nice headbutt to the shoulder, knee drops etc. Really liked Riders subsequent low kicks. Nifty finish.
Jetlag posted a topic in December 1999Nothing like celebrating christmas through a big ol' BattlARTS style asskicking. This was Ikeda & junji vs. two big damn crowbars. For someone who is notorious for laying epic beatings on others, Ikeda is really good at fighting from underneath and making the opponent look like a menacing force: he sells sympathetic, makes a strong comeback and then in turn levels the other guy with stiff shots. This was one of those pro-style leaning BattlARTS matches were they don't do much matwork and just beat eachother to a pulp, which plays to the strengths of Yone and Nagai. Junji was pretty fun here, as he got basically no offense and was beaten and stretched badly. The finish has Nagai laying a series of brutal kicks on junji and finally finished him off with a huge spinkick to his mouth. He totally executed the little guy. Match probably needed a little more Ikeda to get on the high end BattlARTS side, but was still pretty fun.
This was a fun match between a low ranked BattlARTS guy and an indy nobody. Nothing BattlARTS here as it's just a technician vs. Flyer match. They do some fun mat based arm work early on, junji has really fun ways to spin into armbars. Azteca impresses me by being shockingly decent, able to go on the mat, selling his arm, taking a really nice whiplash bump for a Junji flying clothesline, taking a nasty kick to the gut and doing a fine job at imitating a graceful luchador in some of the sequences here. Perfectly good down to earth junior match, having matches like this is the reason why BattlARTS was such a fun quirky fed.
BattlARTS young guns square off! For some reason, junji.com works more shootstyle in MUGA than I've ever seen from him in BattlARTS. This was super fun, two flyweights who can hit the mat doing some really nice grappling, and then doing a mighty fine job working some pro style spots and nearfalls. The awesome thing about watching two obscure low ranked guys in an undercard match is that you have no idea who is going to win and what their finishers are. So I bit on all the nearfalls here. Really liked the well timed dropkick, the ultra-slick submission counter from Hidaka, junji landing his goofy elbow combination into a submission nearfall, etc. Rocking little match.