On Sept. 23, RISE hosted RISE World Series 2021: Yokohoma which took place at the PIA Arena MM in Yokohoma, Japan.
Japan’s biggest kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa remained undefeated in his 41-bout professional career following his second victory over RISE bantamweight champion Masahiko Suzuki, who has only lost twice in his past 23 contests.
In the final of the eight-man 53-kilogram tournament, Team TEPPEN’s own Kazane earned the biggest win of his career with an extra round decision victory over second-ranked strawweight and third-ranked flyweight Shiro Matsumoto. Earlier in the evening, Kazane edged top-10 strawweight Jin Mandokoro in an absolute war and Shiro defeated third-ranked Kodai Hirayama for the second straight fight.
Also, top-10 kickboxers Kento Haraguchi and Naoki Tanaka earned victories over Tapruwan and Taiju Shiratori, respectively.
The event aired live on Abema TV (Japan) for free worldwide.
Tenshin Nasukawa def. Masahiko Suzuki by unanimous decision
Kazane def. Shiro Matsumoto by extension round unanimous decision – 53-kilogram tournament final
Kento Haraguchi def. Tapruwan Hadesworkout by TKO. Round 3, 1:35
Naoki Tanaka def. Taiju Shiratori by extension round unanimous decision
Noah Bey def. Negimajin by unanimous decision
Hiroto Yamaguchi def. Tatsuya Inaishi by unanimous decision
YA-MAN def. Tomohiro Kitai by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:43
Kazane def. Jin Mandokoro by majority decision
Shiro Matsumoto def. Kodai Hirayama by unanimous decision
Takumi Sanekata def. Sumiya Ito by majority decision
Yuzuki Sakai vs. King Tsubasa ends in a split draw
Shuto Miyazaki def. Shota Okudaira by unanimous decision
Shoa Arii def. Kyosuke by unanimous decision
Chiharu Higuchi def. Taiyo Nomura by unanimous decision
Makoto Komori vs. Musashi Matsushida ends in a majority draw
Daiki Matsui def. Shintaro Kawazu by majority decision
*Ryujin Nasukawa def. Tensuke Yamasaki by unanimous decision
*denotes amateur contest
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