On Friday, Dec. 29, Rizin Fighting Federation returns to the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, for Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2017: 2nd Round.
The event features the quarterfinal round of the promotion’s bantamweight tournament. Former UFC flyweight title challenger Kyoji Horiguchi meets Brazilian Gabriel Oliveira, UFC veteran Ian McCall makes his promotional debut against Manel Kape, Shintaro Ishiwatari takes on Kevin Petshi, and Takafumi Otsuka clashes with Khalid Taha. Four fighters will advance to the semifinals which take place Sunday, Dec. 31.
Also on the card, “King” Reina Miura battles UFC and Invicta FC veteran Cindy Dandois.
The event airs live above at 1 a.m. ET via Fite TV for $19.99. Check back following the event for the full results.
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Gabriel Oliveira by TKO (punches). Round 1 – bantamweight tournament quarterfinal
Manel Kape def. Ian McCall by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 1 – bantamweight tournament quarterfinal
Shintaro Ishiwatari def. Kevin Petshi by knockout (right hook). Round 1 – bantamweight tournament quarterfinal
Takafumi Otsuka def. Khalid Taha by submission (guillotine choke). Round 3 – bantamweight tournament quarterfinal
Jiří Procházka def. Karl Albrektsson by TKO (strikes). Round 1
Cindy Dandois def. Reina Miura by split decision
Hiroyuki Takaya def. Baatar Azjavkhlan by unanimous decision
Jae Hoon Moon def. Anthony Birchak by split decision – bantamweight tournament reserve bout
Kai Asakura def. Kizaemon Saiga by TKO (strikes). Round 2
Kana Watanabe def. Shizuka Sugiyama by unanimous decision
Kiichi Kunimoto def. Satoru Kitaoka by unanimous decision