“Rizin Fighting Federation 1” took place Thursday night in Japan.
Fedor Emelianenko fighting on New Year’s Eve in “The Land of the Rising Sun”? It was just like old times. Emelianenko easily disposed of carefully hand-picked opponent, Jaideep Singh, in the first round.
Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal couldn’t have capped 2015 off any better. He ran through Rizin’s Heavyweight tournament with ease, posting a KO win on Jiri Prochazka to seal the deal.
Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan hosted the festivities. Spike TV aired the card via tape delay in America.
Here are the official results from the fights:
Rena Kubota Defeats Jleana Valentino via submission (armbar) at 3:31 in the 2ndRound
Muhammad Lawal Defeats Teodoras Aukstuolis via unanimous decision – heavyweight tournament semifinals
Jiri Prochazka Defeats Vadim Nemkov via TKO (retirement) at 10:00 in the 1stRound – heavyweight tournament semifinals
Brennan Ward Defeats Ken Hasegawa via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:52 in the 2ndRound
Soo Chul Kim Defeats Maike Linhares Galvao Amorim via unanimous decision
Gabi Garcia Defeats Seini Draughn via TKO (punches) at 2:36 in the 1stRound
Kaido Hoovelson Defeats Peter Aerts via unanimous decision
Andy Souwer Defeats Yuichiro Nagashima via TKO (punches) in the 1stRound
Kron Gracie Defeats Asen Yamamoto via submission (triangle choke) at 4:57 in the 1stRound
Fedor Emelianenko Defeats Jaideep Singh via TKO at 3:02 in the 1stRound
Muhammed Lawal Defeats Jiri Prochazka via knockout (punch) at 5:09 in the 1stRound- heavyweight tournament finals