Results from today’s Rizin show from the Saitama Super Arena:
Rena beat Jleana Valentino in a women’s 112 pound fight with a second round flying armbar.
King Mo Lawal beat Teodoras Aukstuolis in the heavyweight tournament semifinal, dominating him everywhere and winning via decision
Jiri Prochazka beat Vadim Nemkov in the other heavyweight semifinal. Very good fight going back-and-forth. Nemkov had the advantage on the ground. Both very tired by the end of the 10 minute first round and when it was over, Nemkov just couldn’t get up and didn’t answer the bell for the second round.
Brennan Ward of Bellator beat Ken Hasegawa with a belly-to-belly suplex and choke.
Soo Chul Kim beat Maike Linhares in a boring fight via unanimous decision.
Takeru beat Yang Ming under K-1 rules. The ref stopped it after a barrage of punches in the second round.
Gabi Garcia beat Lei’d Tapa via knockout with a backfist that looked most like a reflex action than a planned punch. Garcia looked tons bigger than Tapa, stunningly so. Tapa was a lot lighter than her wrestling size and Garcia had the most ridiculous shoulders on a fighter, man or woman, that you’ll see. Tapa knocked her down first and then both swung wildly with no technique. The crowd was very into this as a freak show fight.
Bob Sapp beat Akebono. This fight was so bad Spike couldn’t air it.
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Baruto beat Peter Aerts via decision. The 403-pound Baruto threw Aerts around pretty easily.
Andy Souwer, a kickboxing legend, beat Yuichiro Nagashima with a flurry of hard punches to the head and particularly the body and Nagashima went down.
Kron Gracie beat Asen Yamamoto via triangle. He got the triangle, Yamamoto was able to power bomb Gracie but Gracie held on tight for the submission. Yamamoto was too young and too small. Gracie’s technique looked great.
Fedor Emelianenko beat Jadeep Singh via first round ground and pound as Singh tapped from strikes. Fedor took him down and pretty much beat him up. Hiroshi Hase made a cameo in the ring with Fedor.
King Mo beat Jiri Prochazka too win the heavyweight tournament. Prochazka landed a lot of kicks early, but Mo took him down. Prochazka rushed in after getting up and Mo knocked him out cold with a right hand.