Rizin Fighting Federation held its 17th event on Sunday, July 28 from the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan.
In the evening’s main event, lightweights Yusuke Yachi and Mikuru Asakura locked horns.
Also on the card, numerous UFC veterans were in action as Ulka Sasaki took on longtime veteran Shintaro Ishiwatari, Ultimate Fighter 24 runner-up Hiromasa Ogikubo clashed with Yuki Motoya, Johnny Case challenged Satoru Kitaoka, Tatsuya Kawajiri battled unbeaten Russian Ali Abdulkhalikov, Mizuto Hirota faced off with grappling ace Roberto de Souza, and UFC veteran and current ROAD FC champion Seo Hee Ham met Tomo Maesawa.
Mikuru Asakura def. Yusuke Yachi by unanimous decision
Shintaro Ishiwatari def. Ulka Sasaki by submission (north-south choke). Round 2, 3:58
Hiromasa Ogikubo def. Yuki Motoya by majority decision
Ivan Shtyrkov def. Hoon Kim by TKO (strikes). Round 2
Kickboxing: Taiga Kawabe def. Hikaru Machida by unanimous decision
Johnny Case def. Satoru Kitaoka by TKO (corner stoppage). Round 1, 5:00
Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Ali Abdulkhalikov by unanimous decision
Roberto de Souza def. Mizuto Hirota by TKO (strikes). Round 1
Jake Heun def. Vitaly Shemetov by TKO (cut). Round 3
Seo Hee Ham def. Tomo Maesawa by TKO (knees). Round 1, 3:14
Stephanie Egger def. Reina Miura by unanimous decision
Kickboxing: Hideki def. Daiki Watabe by majority decision
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