Rizin FF Day One Results

The tale of Kazushi Sakuraba is a sad story for an MMA legend, as “The Gracie Hunter” was taken down in the first round by top Japanese star Shinya Aoki at the first of two Rizin FF debut events in Japan.

The full event results are as follows:

Main Event:
– Shinya Aoki def. Kazushi Sakuraba via TKO (punches) in R1

Heavyweight Grand Prix (Opening Round)
– Vadim Nemkov def. Goran Reljic via TKO (strikes) in R1
– Jiri Prochazka def. Satoshi Ishii via KO (punch and knee) in R1
– Teodoras Aukstuolis def. Bruno Cappelozza via KO (punches) in R1
– Muhammed Lawal def. Brett McDermott via KO (punches) in R1
– Valentin Moldovsky def. Yuta Uchida via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:20 of R1 – (tourney reserve bout)

Featured Fights:
– Hiroyuki Takaya def. Dalki Hata via unanimous decision
– Hideo Tokoro def. Kizaemon Saiga via submission (armbar) in R1
– Anatoly Tokov def. A.J. Matthews via KO (punch) in R1
– Felipe Efrain def. Yuki Motoya via KO (punches) in R1*
– Kirill Sidelnikov def. Carlos Toyota via TKO (punches) at 2:33 of R1
– Tsuyoshi Kohsaka def. James Thompson via TKO (punches) at 1:58 of R2

K-1 Rules Fights:
– Hiroya Kawabe def. Akiyo Nishiura via KO (punch) in R3

Mixed Rules Fights:
– Hinata Watanabe def. Kazuyuki Miyata via TKO (knockdowns) in R1

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