Kyoji Horiguchi (Rizin FF)

Rizin 18 Results: Asakura Shocks Horiguchi, Hamasaki Dominates

Rizin Fighting Federation held its 18th event on Sunday, Aug. 18 in Nagoya, Japan.

In the evening’s main event, former UFC title challenger and current Rizin and Bellator champion Kyoji Horiguchi took on countryman Kai Asakura.

The co-main event pit the promotion’s women’s super atomweight titleholder Ayaka Hamasaki against Thailand’s Suwanan Boonsorn in a non-title affair.


The event aired live above for $22.99 at 1 a.m. ET on FITE TV via Combat Press.

Kai Asakura def. Kyoji Horiguchi by knockout. Round 1
Ayaka Hamasaki def. Suwanan Boonsorn by submission (armbar). Round 1
Victor Henry def. Trent Girdham by submission (reverse triangle-choke). Round 3
Manel Kape def. Takeya Mizugaki by knockout (punches). Round 2
Kickboxing: Danilo Zanolini def. John Wayne Parr by split decision
Kanna Asakura def. Alesha Zappitella by split decision
Haruo Ochi vs. Jarred Brooks ends in a no contest (accidental head butt). Round 1
Hiroto Uesako def. Yves Landu by TKO (strikes). Round 2
Justin Scoggins def. Kazuma Sone by unanimous decision
Takaki Soya def. Yutaro Muramoto by TKO (referee stoppage). Round 2
Ai Shimizu def. Tabatha Ann Watkins by unanimous decision
Kickboxing: Kazuki Osaki def. Takiya Shota by unanimous decision
Kickboxing: Ryuji Horio def. Uchu Sakurai by unanimous decision