On Monday, Sept. 20, the K-1 Japan Group hosted K-1 World GP 2021: Yokohamatsuri live from the Yokohoma Arena in Yokohoma, Japan.
The event featured an eight-man 67.5-kilogram tournament featuring two former K-1 champions Masaaki Noiri and Rukiya Anpo, Krush welterweight titleholder Riki Matsuoka, rising prospect Ali Ayinta, and knockout artist FUMIYA among others.
In the evening’s co-main event, current K-1 cruiserweight champion Sina Karimian takes on former K-1 heavyweight champ Kyotaro Fujimoto in a non-title affair.
Elsewhere on the card, former K-1 champions Hirotaka Urabe, Kenta Hayashi, and Yuta Murakoshi return to the ring.
Check below for full results.
Masaaki Noiri def. Rukiya Anpo by knockout. Round 3 – welterweight tournament final
Sina Karimian def. Kyotaro by extension round split decision (10-9, 9-10, 10-9)
Daizo Sasaki def. Kenta Hayashi by unanimous decision (27-26, 28-27, 28-26)
Ryusei Ashizawa def. Hirotaka Urabe by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-28, 30-28)
Yuta Murakoshi def. Narufumi Nishimoto by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Hirotaka Asahisa def. MOMOTARO by knockout. Round 1, 2:59
Yasuhiro Kido def. Yutaro Yamauchi by knockout. Round 2, 2:25
Satoshi Ishii def. Ryo Aitaka by extension round decision (10-9×3)
Rukiya Anpo def. Riki Matsuoka by knockout. Round 3, 2:35 – welterweight tournament semifinal
Masaaki Noiri def. Ayinta Ali by knockout. Round 1, 1:32 – welterweight tournament semifinal
Kaito Ozawa def. Yuta Kunieda by unanimous decision (30-29×3)
Taito Gunji def. Takahito Niimi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-29, 30-29)
Toma def. Yusuke by knockout. Round 2, 2:05
Kotomi def. Rikako Sakurai by unanimous decision (30-28×3)
Akihiro Kaneko def. Koki by knockout. Round 1, 2:35
Yuto Shinohara def. Toshiki Taniyama by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-26)
Ryuka def. Hikaru Hasumi by knockout. Round 2, 1:48
Riki Matsuoka def. Maki Dwansonpong by knockout. Round 2, 3:00
Rukiya Anpo def. Alan Soares by knockout. Round 1, 0:31
Masaaki Noiri def. FUMIYA by knockout. Round 1, 2:10
Ayinta Ali def. Ruku Kojima by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-29, 30-28)
Kazuki Daiku def. Kurogi Darvish by knockout. Round 1, 2:45
Takahiko Kobayashi def. Takuma Shimizu by knockout. Round 2, 2:10
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