RIZIN 22 Highlights: Kenji Kato Scores Walk Off KO
RIZIN 22 went down today in Yokohama, Japan, and one of the card's stoppages saw Kenji Kato record a walk off KO.
RIZIN is up-and-running again in Japan, after a break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the promotion’s latest card featured several stoppage wins. One of those saw Kenji Kato record a walk off, knockout of Erson Yamamoto.
Kato scores walk off KO
As you can see by watching the clip and or video below, Kato floored Yamamoto with a booming shot in the opening round.
walk off KO earlier today. pic.twitter.com/PbEpKltYwF
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With the win, Kato moved his record to 14-7. Yamamoto’s fell to 3-5.
RIZIN 22 results
Here are the MMA results from today’s RIZIN 22 event. (results via Bloody Elbow.com).
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Roberto de Souza def Yusuke Yachi via TKO (punches, R1 (1:52).
Ayaka Hamasaki def. Tomo Maesawa via submission (kimura), R2 (1:14).
Kanna Asakura def. Mizuki Furuse via TKO (punches), R1 (1:35).
Naoki Inoue def. Shooto Watanabe via submission (rear naked choke). R1 (1:40).
Tetsuya Seki def. Kouya Kanda via KO (punches), R2 (3:47).
Kyohei Hagiwara def. Rikuto Shirakawa via TKO (punches), R3 (4:40).
Kenji Kato def. Erson Yamamoto via KO (punches), R1 (3:32).
RIZIN 23 line-up
Here is the line-up for RIZIN 23, which is taking place tomorrow.
Hiromasa Ougikubo vs. Kai Asakura
Yuki Motoya vs. Mamoru Uoi
Yutaka Saito vs. Kazumasa Majima
Seiichiro Ito vs. Makoto Takahashi
S. Matsukura vs. Koji Mori
Kaito Ono vs. Daryl Lokoku
Yusaku Nakamura vs. Tatsuki Saomoto
Kotetsu Boku vs. Jin Aoi
Line-up via Tapology