RIZIN 20 Highlights: Watch Striking Phenom Tenshin Nasukawa Crush Rui Ebata
RIZIN 20 went down today in Saitama, Japan, and the event saw rising star Tenshin Nasukawa showcase his jaw-dropping, striking skills yet again.
RIZIN held it year-end card today in Saitama, Japan, and once again, the Japanese promotion had that nation’s rising superstar, Tenshin Nasukawa dropping jaws…
Nasukawa cruises through Rui Ebata
The 21-year-old Nasukawa took on Rui Ebata, who prior to today, had lost only once in over 40 fights. As you can see by watching the clip below, Nasukawa’s striking wizardry was in full effect, however, and he proceeded to stop Ebata in the opening round (via the three knockdown rule).
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With the win, Nasukawa’s pro-kickboxing record now stands at 36-0. Ebata’s fell to 37-2-3.
RIZIN 20 MMA results
In MMA action, several belts were on the line, as Manel Kape laid claim to the bantamweight title by stopping Kai Asakura.
Seo Hee Ham ended the reign of Ayaka Hamasaki, as she won the super atomweight title via split decision, and light-heavyweight champ Jiri Prochazka quickly took out UFC vet, C.B. Dolloway.
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RIZIN 20 also featured the semifinals of the promotion’s lightweight grand prix, and Tofiq Musaev won the tourney and the belt via wins over Johnny Case and Patricky “Pitbull”.
Manel Kape def. Kai Asakura via TKO (punches) – R2, 0:38 – for vacant bantamweight title
Seo Hee Ham def. Ayaka Hamasaki via split decision – for women’s super atomweight title
Mikuru Asakura def. John Teixeira via unanimous decision
Rena Kubota def. Lindsey VanZandt via TKO (corner stoppage) – R3, 4:42
Tofiq Musaev def. Patricky Freire via unanimous decision – for lightweight title
Jiri Prochazka def. C.B. Dollaway via KO (punch) – R1, 1:55 – for light heavyweight title
Simon Biyong def. Vitaly Shemetov via TKO (tap due to strikes) – R2, 0:58
Hiromasa Ogikubo def. Shintaro Ishiwatari via split decision
Jake Heun def. Satoshi Ishii via TKO (punches) – R1, 1:12
Patrick Mix def. Yuki Motoya via submission (guillotine choke) – R1, 1:36
Miyuu Yamamoto def. Suwanan Boonsorn via unanimous decision
Patricky Freire def. Luiz Gustavo via TKO (punches and soccer kick) – R1, 0:28
Tofiq Musaev def. Johnny Case via TKO (punches) – R1, 2:46
Results via MMA Junkie