RIZIN CONFESSIONS #19: Takanori Gomi, Kanna Asakura, and RENA

The journey of getting a behind-the-scenes look at RIZIN Fighting Championship continues with another great addition to their documentary series; RIZIN CONFESSIONS #19.

This 34-minute episode gives us a peek behind-the-scenes of the amazing RIZIN 11 show, and a closer look at three competitors from that card; Takanori Gomi, Kanna Asakura, and RENA.

Main notes below, with timestamps of course.

  • Melvin Guillard misses weight, Gomi reacts (0:00 – 2:05)
  • Takanori Gomi speaks with Japanese legend Rumina Sato (0:44 – 1:15)
  • Gomi vs. Guillard, RIZIN 11 (2:10 – 9:02)
  • Gomi talks injuring knee of December 18, 2017 (6:07 – 6:30)
  • Gomi finishes Guillard (6:45)
  • Saitama Super Arena reacts to Gomi win (7:04 – 9:00)
  • Takanori Gomi backstage post-fight (9:04 – 9:32)
  • Takanori Gomi talks former foe; Satoru Kitaoka (9:50 – 10:43)
  • Takanori Gomi talks Shinya Aoki, ONE Championship (10:50 – 10:58)
  • Gomi on what’s next (11:05 – 12:05)
  • Kanna Asakura arrives (12:07)
  • Asakura talks having to fight RENA… again (12:20 – 12:55)
  • Tenshin Nasukawa leaves, bows to everyone (12:57)
  • RENA arrives (13:04)
  • Japanese legend Megumi Fujii talks Asakura/RENA (13:57 – 14:13)
  • Asakura & RENA prepare to make the walk (14:15 – 15:09)
  • RENA makes her entrance (15:10 – 15:36)
  • Kanna Asakura makes her entrance (15:38 – 15:57)
  • Asakura vs. RENA II, RIZIN 11 (16:38 – 26:50)
  • Asakura talks RENA’s grappling improvements (18:22 – 18:37)
  • Asakura talks RENA’s striking (20:46 – 21:12)
  • Asakura talks “pancakeing” RENA (24:32 – 24:49)
  • Asakura talks RENA being the first person to ever stomp her (25:33 – 25:50)
  • Kanna Asakura announced as winner (27:05)
  • Kanna Asakura gives post-fight interview (27:40 – 28-26)
  • Asakura talks to Megumi Fujii, Tenshin, and RENA’s corner (28:31 – 29:20)
  • RENA compares emotions to last year (29:21 – 30:20)
  • Takeshi Caesar, Rumina Sato talk RENA’s improvements (30:27 – 30:55)
  • RENA talks about the improvements, needing a break (31:10 – 32:15)
  • Finally, Kanna Asakura and RENA speak backstage (32:25 – 33:45)

Another great episode in this ongoing series. So, sit back, turn on those English subtitles, and watch right here!

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