Ayaka Hamasaki (Jeff Vulgamore/Combat Press)

Rizin.27 Results: Hamasaki Retains, de Souza Submits Tokudome

Rob Tatum Assistant Editor

On Sunday, March 21, Rizin Fighting Federation visited the Nippongaishi Hall in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan for Rizin.27.

In the night’s main event, women’s atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki rematched Kanna Asakura. The pair met previous at Rizin.14 with the former Invicta FC titleholder Hamasaki submitting her younger for by second-round armbar to capture the belt. She would drop the belt to UFC vet Seo Hee Ham, but recaptured it in her most recent bout against Miyuu Yamamoto in December.

The action aired live via online pay-per-view beginning at 12 a.m. ET.


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FULL RESULTS
Ayaka Hamasaki def. Kanna Asakura by split decision – for atomweight title
Roberto de Souza def. Kazuki Tokudome by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 1:44
Koji Takeda def. Takasuke Kume by unanimous decision
Kleber Koike Erbst def. Kazumasa Majima by submission (triangle choke). Round 2, 3:02
Tsuyoshi Sudario def. Kazushi Miyamoto by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:08
Kickboxing: Taiga Kawabe def. Kanta Motoyama by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Yoshinori Horie def. Tetsuya Seki by knockout (punch). Round 3, 1:16
Hiroki “Shian” Yamashita def. Kazuma Sone by knockout (left hook). Round 1, 0:27
Shooto Watanabe def. Takumi Tamaru by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:13
Yutaro Muramoto def. Seigo Yamamoto by knockout (right straight). Round 1, 2:37
Kickboxing: Shuto Sato vs. Masayoshi Kunimoto ruled a majority draw (29-28, 29-29, 29-29)
Kickboxing: Riki Sakurai vs. Riku Yoshida ruled a no-contest (Sakurai missed weight and his knockout win was overturned).
Kickboxing: Ryota Naito def. Hiroki Kinjo by unanimous decision (30-28,30-28,30-27)
Yuki Ito def. Kohei Sugiyama by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:33