The second edition of the Rizin Trigger series will bring fans a matchup between Kleber Koike Erbst and UFC veteran Ulka Sasaki. Taking place in Ecopa Arena this event will be the opening act for the promotion in 2022.
RIZIN Trigger 2
Erbst is one of the leaders of the Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu camp, which was one of the driving forces in Japanese MMA in 2021. His teammate, Roberto de Souza won and successfully defended the Lightweight title against Mikuru Asakura. It was a shock to fans that Erbst wasn’t booked in last New Years’ card. But just after the event it was announced that he will headline Rizin Trigger 2 and it was expected that it will be about to determine a challenger to the title. It looks like it’s not the case.
Sasaki has a 23 – 9 – 2 Professional MMA record, but he’s in a download spiral in the Rizin ring.
Rest of the card
In the Bantamweight bout, Kenji Kato will take on Kazuma Kuramoto. Suguru Nii squares off against Sora Yamamoto in a featherweight showdown.
RIZIN Trigger 2 results:
Kleber Koike def. Ulka Sasaki via Submission (Rear – Naked Choke), Round 2
Kazuma Kuramoto def. Kenji Kato via TKO (Knees to the head), Round 1
Akira Okada def. Takumi Suzuki via Unanimous Decision
Sora Yamamoto def. Suguru Nii via TKO (Punches), Round 1
Kohei Tokeshi def. Harry Stallone via TKO (Punches), Round 2
K – 1 Mountain Ryugo def. Katsustoshi Sasada via TKO, Round 1
Hikaru Yoshino def. Daisuke Endo via Unanimous Decision
Kouki Nakagawa def, Katsuhi Kojima via Unanimous Decision
Takuma Uchiyama def. Kotetsu Hara via Majority Decision
K – 1: Koki Takeuchi def. Yuuki Kitagawa via Unanimous Decision
K – 1: Taiki Matsui def. Masanari via Unanimous Decision
K – 1: Taiki def. Kota Nakagawa via Unanimous Decision (30:28, 30:28, 30:27)
K – 1: Momoto def. Yudai Ito via TKO (Doctor stoppage due to bleeding), Round 1