Cage Force

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Cage Force
Type Private
Industry Mixed martial arts promotion
Founded November 2006 (2006-11)
Headquarters Japan
Key people Toyoki Kubo (GCM president)
Parent GCM Communication

Cage Force(former name Demolition Octagon Gear (D.O.G.)) is a defunct Japanese Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization operated by Greatest Common Multiple (GCM) Communication. It was the first Japanese MMA organization to feature an octagon cage instead of a ring. Yushin Okami, Eiji Mitsuoka, Kuniyoshi Hironaka and Keita Nakamura experienced a cage match in D.O.G before contract with UFC.[1] It enforced the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts when the changed name to "Cage Force" from "D.O.G.", to prepare Japanese MMA fighters for the UFC.[2] Cage Force tournament winner was entitled to a contract with UFC. Yoshiyuki Yoshida and Takeya Mizugaki have been contracted to the UFC and WEC by winning the tournament.

History[edit]

D.O.G.[edit]

On March 12, 2005, the first event of D.O.G. held at Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan.[3] Yushin Okami defeated Brian "Tattoo" Foster by Submission at Main event.

On June 11, 2005, Second event "D.O.G. 2" held.[4] Yushin Okami defeated Nick Thompson by Thompson's Elbow Injury at 29 seconds of the 1st round. Hidetaka Monma defeated Dave Strasser by KO of the 1st round.

Cage Force[edit]

On September 28, 2006, GCM Communication announced the inauguration of "World Wide Cage Network (WWCN)" meaning cooperation with five MMA organizations in the world. GCM Communication changed name to "Cage Force (Named by Caol Uno)" from the "D.O.G.".[2] and Cage Force held On November 25, 2006.

On 2007,Cage Forece held the lightweight and Welterweight tournament. Artur Oumakhanov defeated Kotetsu Boku via Split Decision and Won Cage Force lightweight Championship. Yoshiyuki Yoshida defeated Dan Hardy via DQ and Won Cage Force Welterweight Championship. Yoshida contracted with the UFC, but Oumakhanov couldn't contract with the UFC because lost by Andre Amade at Hero's During the tournament.[5]

On 2008,Cage Forece held the Featherweight and Bantamweight tournament. Yuji Hoshino defeated Akiyo Nishiura via Unanimous Decision and Won Cage Force Featherweight Championship. Takeya Mizugaki defeated Masahiro Oishi by TKO and Won Cage Force Bantamweight Championship.[6] Mizugaki contracted with the WEC and fought Miguel Torres for the WEC Bantamweight Championship of WEC 40 on April 5, 2009.

Valkyrie[edit]

On September 27, 2008, Valkyrie was established and the first event was promoted In the first part of "Cage Force EX" on November 8, 2008.[7]

Stopping the GCM[edit]

On November 11, 2011, Wajyutsu Keisyukai announced the inauguration of new players association. and They Separated from the GCM Communication because virtually cessation of activity by GCM.[8] Cage Force was Virtually completed in the last event "Cage Force 20" on November 28, 2011.[9]

Events[edit]

Cage Force[edit]

No. Event Date Venue Location Notes
27 Cage Force 20 November 28, 2010 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
26 Cage Force 19 September 26, 2010 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
25 Cage Force 18 July 25, 2010 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
24 Cage Force 17 June 19, 2010 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
23 Cage Force 16 April 11, 2010 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
22 Cage Force 15 February 11, 2010 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
21 Cage Force 14 December 5, 2009 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
20 Cage Force 13 October 24, 2009 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
19 Cage Force 12 September 12, 2009 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
18 Cage Force & Valkyrie July 12, 2009 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
17 Cage Force 11 June 27, 2009 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
16 Cage Force 10 April 25, 2009 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
15 Cage Force EX Eastern Bound February 28, 2009 Tokorozawa City Gymnasium Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
14 Cage Force 9 December 6, 2008 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
13 Cage Force EX Eastern Bound November 8, 2008 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
12 Cage Force 8 September 27, 2008 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
11 Cage Force 7 June 22, 2008 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
10 Cage Force 6 April 5, 2008 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
9 Cage Force EX Eastern Bound May 27, 2007 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
8 Cage Force 5 December 1, 2007 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
7 Cage Force EX Eastern Bound February 11, 2008 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
6 Cage Force 4 September 8, 2007 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
5 Cage Force 3 June 9, 2007 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
4 Cage Force EX Eastern Bound May 27, 2007 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
3 Cage Force 2 March 17, 2007 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
2 Cage Force EX Western Bound February 17, 2007 Yonago Industrial Gymnasium Yonago, Tottori, Japan
1 Cage Force 1 November 25, 2006 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan

D.O.G.[edit]

No. Event Date Venue Location Notes
7 D.O.G. 7 September 9, 2006 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
6 D.O.G. 6 June 11, 2006 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
5 D.O.G. 5 April 1, 2006 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
4 D.O.G. 4 December 11, 2005 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
3 D.O.G. 3 September 17, 2005 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
2 D.O.G. 2 June 11, 2005 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
1 D.O.G. 1 March 12, 2005 Differ Ariake Arena Ariake, Tokyo, Japan

Current Cage Force champions[edit]

Men's division Upper weight limit Champion Title Defenses
Middleweight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st) Vacant
Welterweight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st) Vacant
Lightweight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st) JapanKuniyoshi Hironaka 0
Featherweight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st) JapanYuji Hoshino 0
Bantamweight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st) Vacant

Title history[edit]

Welterweight Championship[edit]

156 to 170 lbs (70 to 77 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Japan Yoshiyuki Yoshida
def. Dan Hardy
Cage Force 5:
Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
December 1, 2007
Yoshida vacated the title when he left Cage Force for the UFC.

Lightweight Championship[edit]

146 to 155 lbs (66 to 70 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Russia Artur Oumakhanov
def. Kotetsu Boku
Cage Force 5:
Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
December 1, 2007
Oumakhanov vactated the title when he left Cage Force for the Dream.
2 Japan Mizuto Hirota
def. Tomonari Kanomata
Cage Force 6:
Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
April 5, 2008

1. draw. Katsuya Inoue at Cage Force EX Eastern Bound on February 28, 2009

Hirota vactated the title when he left Cage Force for the Sengoku.
3 Japan Kuniyoshi Hironaka
def. Yoshihiro Koyama
Cage Force 12:
Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
September 12, 2009

Featherweight Championship[edit]

136 to 145 lbs (61 to 66 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Japan Yuji Hoshino
def. Akiyo Nishiura
Cage Force 9
Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
December 6, 2008

Bantamweight Championship[edit]

126 to 135 lbs (57 to 61 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Japan Takeya Mizugaki
def. Masahiro Oishi
Cage Force 9
Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
December 6, 2008
Mizugaki vacated the title when he left Cage Force for the WEC.

Tournaments[edit]

Event Date Weight class Winner Runner-up
Cage Force 5 December 1, 2007 Welterweight Japan Yoshiyuki Yoshida England Dan Hardy
Cage Force 5 December 1, 2007 Lightweight Russia Artur Oumakhanov Japan Kotetsu Boku
Cage Force 9 December 6, 2008 Featherweight Japan Yuji Hoshino Japan Akiyo Nishiura
Cage Force 9 December 6, 2008 Bantamweight Japan Takeya Mizugaki Japan Matake Oishi

Welterweight Tournament Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                 
Japan Yoshiyuki Yoshida TKO
Australia Matt Cain 1
Japan Yoshiyuki Yoshida TKO
Japan Akira Kikuchi 1
Japan Akira Kikuchi TKO
United States Jared Rollins 2
Japan Yoshiyuki Yoshida DQ
England Dan Hardy 2
Japan Hidetaka Monma TKO
Finland Janne Tulirinta 1
Japan Hidetaka Monma TKO
England Dan Hardy 3
Japan Daizo Ishige DEC
England Dan Hardy 3

Lightweight Tournament Bracket[edit]

Opening round Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
                       
Japan Kotetsu Boku SUB
Finland Jarkko Latomaki 3
Japan Kotetsu Boku DEC
United States David Gardner 3
United States David Gardner
BYE
Japan Kotetsu Boku DEC
Japan Eiji Mitsuoka 3
Japan Takumi Nakayama DEC
Japan Yoichi Fukumoto 3
Japan Takumi Nakayama TKO
Japan Eiji Mitsuoka 1
Japan Eiji Mitsuoka SUB
United States Brian Cobb 3
Japan Kotetsu Boku DEC
Russia Artur Oumakhanov 3
Japan Tomonari Kanomata TKO
Australia Jacob Sidic 1
Japan Tomonari Kanomata DEC
Japan Wataru Takahashi 3
Japan Wataru Takahashi TKO
Korea In Seok Kim 2
Japan Tomonari Kanomata TKO
Russia Artur Oumakhanov 2
Japan Watatu Miki TKO
Japan Yasunori Kanehara 2
Japan Watatu Miki DEC
Russia Artur Oumakhanov 3
United States Kaynan Kaku TKO
Russia Artur Oumakhanov 2

Featherweight Tournament Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                 
Japan Fanjin Son TKO
Japan Tomohiko Hori 1
Japan Akiyo Nishiura DEC
Japan Fanjin Son 3
Japan Akiyo Nishiura KO
Korea Jong Man Kim 1
Japan Akiyo Nishiura DEC
Japan Yuji Hoshino 3
Japan Yuji Hoshino DEC
Canada Antonio Carvalho 3
Japan Yuji Hoshino SUB
Japan Takeshi Yamazaki 3
Japan Takeshi Yamazaki SUB
Japan Daiki Ozaki 2

Bantamweight Tournament Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                 
Japan Takeya Mizugaki KO
Japan Daichi Fujiwara 1
Japan Takeya Mizugaki
BYE1[›]
Japan Taiyo Nakahara TKO
Japan Ryota Uozumi 2
Japan Takeya Mizugaki TKO
Japan Masahiro Oishi 2
Japan Tetsu Suzuki TKO
Japan Katsuya Toida 1
Japan Tetsu Suzuki DEC
Japan Masahiro Oishi 3
Japan Masahiro Oishi TKO
Republic of Ireland Paul McVeigh 2


^ 1: Taiyo Nakahara was set to face Takeya Mizugaki in the semifinal round of the Bantamweight tournament. However, Nakahara had to withdraw due to a injury and Mizugaki was given a BYE into the Final round.

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