On Sunday, June 27, the Rizin Fighting Federation hosted Rizin 29 from the Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka in Osaka, Japan.
The night’s action included bantamweight tournaments in both the MMA and kickboxing realms. The MMA tournament featured such notable competitors as Takafumi Otsuka, Masakazu Imanari, Kazuma Kuramoto and Alan Yamaniha. The kickboxing bracket included Taiju Shiratori, Ryo Takahashi, Koji Tanaka and Genji Umeno.
The opening ceremonies got underway at 12:30 a.m. ET. U.S. fans could watch the event live via pay-per-view stream on LiveNow.
Kickboxing: Taiju Shiratori def. Kouzi by unanimous decision – tournament final
Yuto “Kintaro” Hokamura def. Kuya Ito by unanimous decision – bantamweight tournament opening round
Takafumi Otsuka def. Hiroki Yamashita by unanimous decision – bantamweight tournament opening round
Kenta Takizawa def. Masakazu Imanari by unanimous decision – bantamweight tournament opening round
Alan “Hiro” Yamaniha def. Kazuma Kuramoto by unanimous decision – bantamweight tournament opening round
Yusuke Yachi def. Yuki Kawana by unanimous decision
Rikuto Shirakawa def. Jin Aoi by unanimous decision
Kickboxing: Taiju Shiratori def. Ryo Takahashi by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:38 – tournament semifinal
Kickboxing: Koji “Kouzi” Tanaka vs. Genji Umeno ruled a no-contest (accidental head clash). Round 1, 0:43 – tournament semifinal
Kickboxing: Yoshinari Nadaka def. Chikai Iimura by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 1, 3:00
Kickboxing: Seiki Ueyama def. Jyosei Izumi by TKO (uppercut). Round 2, 1:55
Kickboxing: Yuma Yamahata vs. Kiyoto Takahashi ruled a draw
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