RIZIN FF completed day 2 of their New Year’s Eve card at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
From the crazy matches of Bob Sapp battling Akebono to the return of one of hardcore MMA fan’s favorites in Fedor Emelianenko, RIZIN proved to be full of entertainment, which you expect of Japanese MMA promotion.
Russian and Japanese broadcasts began at 1 a.m. ET Thursday, while Spike TV will air a delayed North America broadcast starting at 10 a.m. ET Thursday.
Results of RIZIN FF day 2:
Fedor Emelianenko def. Jaideep Singh via TKO in R1
Muhammed Lawal def. Jiri Prochazka via KO in R1 to win the heavyweight tournament
Kron Gracie def. Asen Yamamoto via submission (triangle choke) in R1
Kaido Hoovelson def. Peter Aerts via unanimous decision
Andy Souwer def. Yuichiro Nagashima via TKO in R1
Bob Sapp def. Akebono via technical decision in shootboxing match
Gabi Garcia def. Lei’d Tapa via TKO (strikes) in R1
Takeru def. Yang Ming via TKO (referee stoppage) in R2 of K-1 rules bout
Soo Chul Kim def. Maike Linhares via unanimous decision
Brennan Ward def. Ken Hasegawa via submission (rear-naked choke) in R2
Jiri Prochazka def. Vadim Nemkov via TKO (retirement) after R1
Muhammed Lawal def. Teodoras Aukstuolis via unanimous decision
Rena Kubota def. Jleana Valentino via submission (flying armbar) in R2