On Sunday, July 29, Rizin Fighting Federation held its 13th event from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, for Rizin 11.

The main event of the evening was a much-anticipated rematch between Rizin women’s super atomweight grand prix winner Kanna Asakura and highly-decorated Shoot Boxing champion Rena Kubota. In the first meeting, Asakura choked out Rena with a rear-naked choke in the second round, becoming the first person to beat the popular striker under MMA rules.

In addition to the headliner, The Ultimate Fighter 24 finalist and current Shooto world champion Hiromasa Ogikubo had his chance for redemption against Japanese superstar Kyoji Horiguchi, who submitted Ogikubo to win the Shooto featherweight title in 2013.

The fight card aired live at 2 a.m. ET on Combat Press via FITE TV.

FULL RESULTS
Kanna Asakura def. Rena Kubota by unanimous decision
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Hiromasa Ogikubo by unanimous decision
Jiří Procházka def. Bruno Henrique Cappelozza by knockout. Round 1
Takanori Gomi def. Melvin Guillard by TKO (punches). Round 1
Diego Brandão def. Satoru Kitaoka by TKO (ground and pound). Round 1
Unurjargal Boldpurev def. Shoma Shibisai by unanimous decision
kickboxing: Kaito def. Yoshiya Uzatsuyo by knockout (knee). Round 2
Miyuu Yamamoto def. Saori Ishioka by split decision
Topnoi Tiger Muay Thai def. Tadaaki “Onibozu” Yamamoto by knockout (punches). Round 1
Daron Cruickshank def. Tom Santos by TKO (elbows). Round 3

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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