On Sunday, March 10, RISE traveled to the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan, for RISE World Series 2019 First Round.

In the night’s main event, Tenshin Nasukawa returned to the ring for the first time since losing to Floyd Mayweather in a boxing exhibition at Rizin.14. Tenshin put his undefeated record on the line against Federico Roma in the opening round of the RISE World Series 58-kilogram tournament.

In the evening’s 61-kilogram tournament action, Yuki met 60-kilogram titleholder Chan Hyeong Lee, former K-1 champion Taiga took on Seksan Orkwanmuang, Brazil’s Hector Santiago fought Taiju Shiratori, and former Rajadamnern stadium champ Genji Umeno battled China’s Lu Jun.

The main card aired live at 2:00 a.m. ET on FITE TV via Combat Press and Abema TV (Japan).

Tenshin Nasukawa def. Federico Roma by knockout (cartwheel kick). Round 3, 1:35 – 58-kilogram tournament A-Block
Chan Hyeong Lee def. Yuki by unanimous decision – 61-kilogram tournament B-Block
Saeksan Or. Kwanmuang def. Taiga by split decision (30-29, 28-29, 30-28) – 61-kilogram tournament A-Block
Genji Umeno def. Lu Jun by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-27) – 61-kilogram tournament B-Block
Shiro def. Vladyslav Mykytas by TKO (leg kicks). Round 3, 1:09 – 58-kilogram tournament B-Block
Taiju Shiratori def. Hector Santiago by extra round unanimous decision (10-9×3) – 61-kilogram tournament A-Block
Rungkit Wor.Sanprapai def. Fred Cordeiro by unanimous decision – 58-kilogram tournament B-Block
Suakim PK Saenchaimuaythaigym def. Thalisson Gomes Ferreira by TKO (teep kick to the body). Round 3, 1:30 – 58-kilogram tournament A-Block
Tapruwan Hadesworkout def. “Black Panther” Beynoah by knockout (left hook). Round 1, 2:10
Masahiko Suzuki def. Deok Jae Yoon by knockout. Round 1
Kento Haraguchi def. Miguel Martinez by knockout (front kick to the body). Round 1, 0:25 – 61-kilogram tournament reserve
Tatsuki Shinotsuka def. Ruka by knockout. Round 1

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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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