RIZIN is back!
At around 1am ET on July 30, RIZIN returns with the first round of their stacked bantamweight grand-prix. In that tournament, we will see elite flyweight Kyoji Horiguchi, Japanese-vet Hideo Tokoro, and former MFC champion Anthony Birchak.
RIZIN World Grand-Prix 2017: 1st Round – Livestream + Results
The three tournament fights aren’t the only thing this card has going for it, though. It is a fantastic fight card from top-to-bottom. Heavyweight powerhouse Amir Aliakbari will return to action, as will top-notch lightweight fighters Yusuke Yachi and Satoru Kitaoka. Gabi Garcia will also return to the RIZIN ring. Miyu Yamamoto is set to return, as is Reina Miura. The card will also feature an incredible special rules bout between elite strikers Tenshin Nasukawa and Kizaemon Saiga.
Watch the fights via FITE TV right here on MMASucka.com!
Check out the full fight card below which will be updated with the live results as the fights take place.
- Kyoji Horiguchi def. Hideo Tokoro via KO (Punches) at 1:49 of Round 1
- Amir Aliakbari def. Tyler King via TKO (Punches) at 1:40 of Round 1
- Gabi Garcia vs. Oksana Gagloeva ends in a No Contest (Accidental Eye Poke)
- Reina Miura def. Lei’D Tapa via Unanimous Decision
- Tenshin Nasukawa def. Kizaemon Saiga via KO (Punch) at 1:34 of Round 1 (Kickboxing Round)
- Yusuke Yachi def. Satoru Kitaoka via TKO (Strikes) at 4:46 of Round 2
- Miyu Yamamoto def. Cassie Robb via Unanimous Decision
- Takafumi Otsuka def. Anthony Birchak via Split Decision
- Khalid Taha def. Keita Ishibashi via KO (Knees & Punches) at 4:11 of Round 1
- Shinju Nozawa-Auclair def. Sheena Brandenburg via Submission (Armbar) at 1:40 of Round 1
- Karl Albrektsson def. Teodoras Aukstuolis via Submission (Head-Arm Choke) at 8:00 of Round 1