RisingOn

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Versus.Co.,Ltd.
株式会社ヴァーサス (Japanese)
Type Private
Industry Mixed martial arts promotion
Founded 2005
Founder(s) Atsushi Tanabe
Headquarters Matsubara, Osaka, Japan
Key people Atsushi Tanabe
Website RisingOn

RisingOn (ライジングオン) is a mixed martial arts organization promoted by Versus.Co.,Ltd., a Japanese private company. Atsushi Tanabe serves as the manager of Versus. Events are generally held in the Kansai (West Japan) area.

History[edit]

Powergate[edit]

Versus.Co., Ltd. was established in 2005 to find talented fighters in the West Japan area (Kansai). They held their first event, "POWERGATE The Unknowns Strike Back", on June 19, 2005 at Flamingo the Arusha in Osaka.[1]

Since September 2006, some events featured the use of a hexagonal cage,[2] as well as prohibiting strikes to the head of a downed opponent. Additionally, kickboxing matches were also featured.

Kaiser championships[edit]

In 2008, Versus.Co.,Ltd. announced that they would hold tournaments to sanction the first champions at lightweight (70 kg) and middleweight (83 kg). The tournament was named the "Kaiser Grand Prix",[3] and champions were called "Kaiser" in reference to the German word for emperor. On April 13 and June 22, Keisuke Sakai and Zenta Yamazaki won the middleweight and lightweight tournaments to become the inaugural champions in their respective divisions.[4][5]

On March 17, 2007, Versus.Co.,Ltd. announced that they would promote the featherweight tournament to sanction the first champion at 65 kg.[6] On August 25, Daikai Ozaki won the tournament to become the first featherweight champion.[7] Ozaki defended his title 4 times and retained it until PowerGate closed.


In December 2009, Versus.Co.,Ltd announced to finish the series of PowerGate events and to start the new event series. It was named "RisingOn", and the first event was held on December 29, 2009. From this event, the octagon cage is used.[8] Hiroshi Shiba who won the lightweight title on June 28, 2009 and Daikai Ozaki who won the featherweight title on August 25, 2007 were sanctioned as the first champion of RisingOn.

On August 8, 2010, Hiroki Tanaka became the first champion of RisingOn at welterweight, and from Soo-Chol Kim from South Korea became the third champion at featherweight as the first non-Japanese fighter.[9]

List of events[edit]

PowerGate[edit]

No. Event Date Venue Location
34 Battle Code #1 December 13, 2009 Asunal Hall Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
33 Next Generation September 23, 2009 Takaishi Appla Hall Takaishi, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
32 POWERSTYLE presents POWERGATE June 28, 2009 International House, Osaka Tennōji-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
31 Octave April 19, 2009 International House, Osaka Tennōji-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
30 PGW "SLASH" - POWERGATE WAKAYAMA March 8, 2009 Prego Shinsaikamachi, Wakayama, Wakayama, Japan
29 POWERGATE presents Gate Challenge Toyohashi March 1, 2009 Club BaySide Toyohashi Jinnoshindencho, Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan
28 Overcoming 2009 vol.2 Hiroshima Fight Night February 11, 2009 Hiroshima Industrial Hall Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
27 Overcoming 2009 vol.1 POWERGATE CRASH February 1, 2009 Sekai Kan Minato-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
26 SURVIVE! December 7, 2008 Sumiyoshi Ward Residential Center Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
25 Gate Challenge in Nagoya November 23, 2008 Koubudo 3F Tiger Hall Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
24 PARADIGM SHIFT November 1, 2008 Abeno Ward Residential Center Abeno-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
23 Kaiser Grand Prix Title Match in Big Rose September 28, 2008 Big Rose Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan
22 POWERGATE 2DAYS DAYBRAKE in Azalea Taisho August 17, 2008 Azalea Taisho Taisho-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
21 POWERGATE 2DAYS DAYBRAKE in Kyoto KBS Hall August 10, 2008 Kyoto KBS Hall Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
20 POWERGATE Kaiser Grand Prix Final June 22, 2008 Kyoto KBS Hall Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
19 POWER GATE Kaiser Grand Prix in Kyoto KBS Hall 2nd April 13, 2008 Kyoto KBS Hall Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
18 POWER GATE Kaiser Grand Prix in Kyoto KBS Hall February 3, 2008 Kyoto KBS Hall Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
17 POWERGATE Evolution in Zepp Osaka October 28, 2007 Zepp Osaka Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
16 POWERGATE Kaiser Grand Prix Final in Zepp Osaka August 25, 2007 Zepp Osaka Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
15 POWERGATE 15 Kaiser Grand Prix 2nd in Kyoto KBS Hall June 17, 2007 Kyoto KBS Hall Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
14 POWERGATE 14 Kaiser Grand Prix April 8, 2007 Osaka Central Public Hall Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
13 POWERGATE 13 Next Gate in Flamingo the Arusha February 18, 2007 Flamingo the Arusha Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
12 POWERGATE 12 Burning Christmas in Flamingo the Arusha December 17, 2006 Flamingo the Arusha Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
11 POWERGATE 11 Return in Flamingo the Arusha October 29, 2006 Flamingo the Arusha Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
10 POWERGATE 10 Hexagon Ring in Kyoto KBS Hall September 10, 2006 Kyoto KBS Hall Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
9 POWERGATE 9 Fighting Gion Festival in Site Kobe July 23, 2006 Site Kobe Nagata-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
8 POWERGATE 8 Fighting Gion Festival in Bizen Galerie June 25, 2006 Bizen Galerie Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
7 POWERGATE 7 Tour in Community Plaza Hirano May 7, 2006 Community Plaza Hirano Hirano-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
6 POWERGATE 6 Tour in Kobe Shushinkan Brewery Hall March 5, 2006 Kobe Shushinkan Brewery Hall Higashinada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
5 POWERGATE 5 Tour in Black Chamber January 29, 2006 Black Chamber Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
4 POWERGATE 4 Tour in Azalea Taisho December 10, 2005 Azalea Taisho Taisho-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
3 POWERGATE 3 The Descent of The Fighting God October 30, 2005 Flamingo the Arusha Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
2 POWERGATE 2 War cry of The Spirits August 27, 2005 Flamingo the Arusha Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
1 POWERGATE 1 The Unknowns Strike Back June 19, 2005 Flamingo the Arusha Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan


No. Event Date Venue Location
14 Rising On 13 -Change for Change- September 23, 2012 Azalea Taisho Hall Osaka, Japan
13 Rising On 12 -The Moment of the Moment- June 17, 2012 Azalea Taisho Hall Osaka, Japan
12 Rising On Kyushu May 20, 2012 Taragi Kumamoto, Japan
11 Rising On 11 -Road to Champion- March 17, 2012 Azalea Taisho Hall Osaka, Japan
10 Rising On 10 -2011 Bantamweight Tournament Final- December 18, 2011 Naniwa Ward Community Center Osaka, Japan
9 Rising On 9 -2011 Bantamweight Tournament Semifinals- October 9, 2011 Naniwa Ward Community Center Osaka, Japan
8 Rising On 8 -2011 Bantamweight Tournament Opening Round- July 31, 2011 Naniwa Ward Community Center Osaka, Japan
7 Rising On 7 -2011 Flyweight Tournament Final- May 29, 2011 Naniwa Ward Community Center Osaka, Japan
6 Rising On 6 -2011 Flyweight Tournament Semifinals- April 3, 2011 Naniwa Ward Community Center Osaka, Japan
5 Rising On 5 February 5, 2011 Naniwa Ward Community Center Osaka, Japan
4 Rising On 4 -Return to the "Power gate spirit"- November 21, 2010 Tnnnoji Ward Residential Center Tennōji-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
3 Rising On 3 -Stirring- August 8, 2010 Takaishi Appla Hall Takaishi, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
2 Rising On 2 -Kamikaze - April 11, 2010 Takaishi Appla Hall Takaishi, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
1 Rising On -Start- December 29, 2009 Takaishi Appla Hall Takaishi, Osaka, Osaka, Japan

Weight division system and champions[edit]

PowerGate[edit]

PowerGate used its original weight division system as follows, but this is not used anymore. The champions were called "Kaiser".

Weight Division Weight No. Name of Champion Nationality
Super heavyweight +95 kg - - -
Heavyweight -95 kg - - -
Cruiserweight -90 kg - - -
Light heavyweight -85 kg - - -
Middleweight -80 kg 1st Keisuke Sakai[10] JapanJapan
Welterweight -75 kg - - -
Lightweight -70 kg 2nd Hiroshi Shiba[11] JapanJapan
Featherweight -65 kg 1st Daikai Ozaki[12] Japan
Bantamweight -60 kg - - -


Weight Division Weight No. Name of Champion Nationality
Heavyweight -120.2 kg - Vacant -
Light heavyweight -93.9 kg - Vacant -
Middleweight -83.9 kg - Vacant -
Welterweight -77.1 kg 1st Hiroki "Goodman" Tanaka JapanJapan
Lightweight -70.3 kg 1st Hiroshi Shiba JapanJapan
Featherweight -65.7 kg 3rd Soo-Chol Kim South KoreaSouth Korea
Bantamweight -61.2 kg - Vacant -
Flyweight -56.7 kg 1st Hidenobu Izena JapanJapan

Rules[edit]

PowerGate[edit]

Rounds[edit]

Bouts take 3 rounds and each round takes 3 minutes. Intervals of rounds take 1 minute.

Place[edit]

Bouts are done on the square ring which has sides of 4 meters or the hexagonal ring which has a diameter of 6 meters.

Attire[edit]

Fighters must wear tights, leggings, or kickboxing shorts. They can be both of short or long. No shoes.

Fouls[edit]

Passive actions, Headbutts, Elbow strikes, Knee strikes without knee-pads, Hitting to opponent's head on the ground position, Stomping, Buster, Knee strikes to the opponents on the ground.


Rounds[edit]

A bout take 2 rounds and each round takes 5 minutes, but championships take 3 rounds.

Place[edit]

Bout are done in the octagon cage.

Attire[edit]

Fighters must wear short tights, short leggings or kickboxing shorts.

Fouls[edit]

Passive actions, Headbutts, Elbow strikes, Knee strikes without knee-pads, Hitting to opponent's head on the ground position, Stomping, Buster, Knee strikes to the opponents on the ground.

References[edit]

  1. ^ POWERGATE 1 - 名もなき者たちの逆襲 - POWERGATE 1 The Unknowns Strike Back Boutreview.com
  2. ^ [パワーゲート] 9.10 京都:関西拠点の総合大会・六角形リングを採用 September 10 Kyoto: The MMA event based in Kansai uses the haxagonal ring
  3. ^ [パワーゲート] 2.3 京都:ライト級&ミドル級のカイザーGP開幕 February 3, Kyoto: Kaiser GP of Lightweight and Middleweight starts Boutreview.com
  4. ^ (結果) [パワーゲート] 4.13 京都:坂井圭介、ミドル級GP優勝 (Result)[PowerGate] April 13 Kyoto: Keisuke Sakai wins Middleweight GP
  5. ^ 山崎善太が初代ライト級カイザーに Zenta Yamazaki becomes the first lightweight Kaizer Boutreview.com
  6. ^ 【パワーゲート】国の重要文化財会場で総合格闘技!フェザー級トーナメント開催 [PowerGate] MMA at National Important Cultural Property! Featherweight Tournament starts. gbring.com
  7. ^ (結果) [パワーゲート] 8.25 大阪:尾崎大海が65kgトーナメント優勝 (Result)[PowerGate] August 25 Osaka: Daikai Ozaki wins 65kg class tournament
  8. ^ パワーゲートが改称、新ケージ大会が旗揚げ PowerGate changes its name, and new cage event starts BoutReview.com
  9. ^ グッドマン田中、ウェルター級王者に:8.8 大阪 Goodman Tanaka becomes welterweight champion: August 8 Osaka
  10. ^ He defended his title on September 28, 2008, but he didn't participate matches on POWERGATE, so his title wasn't continued to RisingOn.
  11. ^ Hiroshi Shiba was sanctioned as the first champion of Risingon in 2009 when Verusu.Co.Ltd started Risingon.
  12. ^ He defended his title 4 times, and he retained his title until the end of POWERGATE series, so he was sanctioned as the first champion of RisingOn at featherweight.

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