RIZIN CONFESSIONS #20: RIZIN 11

Barely a week after putting out RIZIN CONFESSIONS #19, RIZIN Fighting Federation has spoiled us with yet another installment in the fantastic docu-series.

Last time out, we focused on Asakura/RENA II, and Gomi/Guillard. This time, it’s a look at much more of the RIZIN 11 card, but primarily Kyoji Horiguchi, Hiromasa Ogikubo, Miyuu Yamamoto, and Saori Ishioka.

This one is a bit shorter than #19, but still quite a bit longer than #18. Regardless, timestamps for all the main points below!

  • Kyoji Horiguchi talks emotional pre-fight video (0:10 – 1:30)
  • Hiromasa Ogikubo and trainer talk importance of Horiguchi rematch (1:37 – 2:25)
  • Miyuu Yamamoto, Saori Ishioka on upcoming fight (2:42 – 3:57)
  • Yamamoto vs. Ishioka, RIZIN 11 (4:00 – 7:40)
  • Yamamoto, Ishioka talk about dropping one another (4:27 – 5:25)
  • Yamamoto, Ihsioka talk Ishioka’s throw and Miyuu’s reversal (5:30 – 6:05)
  • Yamamoto, Ishioka talk Ishioka’s near armbar in R3 (6:29 – 7:11)
  • Yamamoto, Ishioka talk about respecting each other as mothers (7:40 – 8:46)
  • Ishioka backstage talks fight and what’s next (8:55 – 9:56)
  • Yamamoto backstage talks fight and evolution as a fighter (10:00 – 10:45)
  • Satoru Kitaoka, Diego Brandao on upcoming fight (10:46 – 11:20)
  • Kitaoka vs. Brandao, RIZIN 11 (11:30 – 13:20)
  • Kitaoka talks disappointing loss, needing to ‘give up his spot’ (13:30 – 13:50)
  • Brandao celebrates win, talks Kitaoka (13:57 – 14:24)
  • Jiri Prochazka comments on RIZIN 11 foe Bruno Cappelozza (14:26 – 14:40)
  • Prochazka vs. Cappelozza, RIZIN 11 (14:40 – 16:13)
  • An emotional Cappelozza post-fight with Brandao backstage (16:15 – 16:25)
  • Jiri Prochazka talks win, potential fight with Mirko Cro Cop (16:27 – 17:00)
  • Hiroshi Tsuyura, coach of Ogikubo, talks being emotional during walkout (17:02 – 17:45)
  • Horiguchi talks about emotions pre-fight due to death of his master (17:55 – 18:07)
  • Horiguchi vs. Ogikubo II, RIZIN 11 (18:10 – 25:26)
  • Horiguchi talks about Ogikubo being more difficult in the rematch (18:43 – 19:33)
  • Horiguchi comments on getting dropped by Ogikubo (20:40 – 20:55)
  • Horiguchi talks about his ‘disappointing’ performance (25:30 – 25:50)
  • Ogikubo and Tsuyura backstage talk about fight, Horiguchi (25:55 – 27:30)
  • Ogikubo hopes to continue fighting for RIZIN (27:33 – 27:55)
  • Tensin Nasukawa on being impressed with Horiguchi (28:00 – 28:23)
  • Horiguchi hopes to fight Nasukawa (28:42 – 29:25)

Check out the episode here! Must-watch stuff if you’re a fan of RIZIN Fighting Federation.

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