Rizin 13 results: Tenshin Nasukawa defeats Kyoji Horiguchi, Bob Sapp ends losing streak (highlights)

Rizin 13, Tenshin Nasukawa, Kyoji Horiguchi

Last night, as Bellator 206 wrapped up, Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation hosted its 13th card inside the hallowed Saitama, Super Arena outside Tokyo, Japan.

This Rizin 13 card was headlined by a dynamite kickboxing bout as Kyoji Horiguchi, Rizin’s biggest star, stepped into the ring for a showdown with striking wunderkind Tenshin Nasukawa. As widely expected, Horiguchi failed to defeat Nasukawa in his own sport, though he put up a valiant effort en route to a unanimous decision loss.

Elsewhere on the card, we saw heavyweight MMA legend Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic extend his win-streak, battering Roque Martinez to a first-round stoppage, while UFC veteran Daron Cruickshank executed Diego Brandao with a first-round flying knee, and Czech light heavyweight destroyer Jiri Prochazka mauled Jake Huen in the first round.

Another notable moment of the card occurred when heavyweight veteran Bob Sapp ended a 14-fight win-streak in a comically terrible fight with Egyptian sumo specialist Kintaro Osunaarashi.

Here are the card’s full results (h/t MMA Fighting):

Rizin 13 results:

  • Tenshin Nasukawa def. Kyoji Horiguchi via unanimous decision
  • Jiri Prochazka def. Jake Heun via TKO (strikes) at 4:29 of R1
  • Mikura Asakura def. Karshyga Dautbek via unanimous decision
  • Daron Cruickshank def. Diego Brandao via KO (flying knee) at 5:18 of R1
  • Miyuu Yamamoto def. Andy Nguyen via unanimous decision
  • Mirko Cro Cop def. Roque Martinez via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 4:58 of R1
  • Bob Sapp def. Kintaro Osunaarashi via unanimous decision
  • Haruo Ochi def. Mitsuhisa Sunabe via KO (soccer kick) at 2:51 of R3
  • Kai Asakura def. Topnoi Thanongsakiek via unanimous decision
  • Ayaka Hamasaki def. Mina Kurobe via submission (kimura) at 4:45 of R1
  • Taiga Kawabe vs. Kento Haraguchi majority draw [Kickboxing bout]
  • Manel Kape def. Yusaku Nakamura via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:28 of R1

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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 9/28/2018.