RIZIN 23: Watch Kai Asakura Take BW Belt With Soccer Kicks
Kai Asakura returned to the win column in impressive fashion at RIZIN 23, as he finished Hiromasa Ogikubo with soccer kicks to win the vacant, BW title.
RIZIN 23 is in the books, and the event saw Kai Asakura win the vacant bantamweight title in highlight reel fashion.
Asakura finishes Hiromasa Ogikubo with soccer kicks
Asakura faced veteran Hiromasa Ogikubo for the vacant belt in the main event of RIZIN 23, which took place in Yokohama, Japan. The belt was vacated by Manel Kape a little while ago, as he’s now on the UFC roster.
As you can see by watching the video below, Asakura finished the deal with knees and kicks.
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Asakura (15-2) was competing for the first time since December, when he was stopped by Kape in the round two. Ogikubo (20-5-2) had won three straight prior to facing Asakura.
RIZIN 23 results
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Here are the results for RIZIN 23, which took place in Yokohama, Japan (results via MMA Junkie)
Kai Asakura def. Hiromasa Ogikubo via knockout (soccer kicks) – R1
Yuki Motoya def. Mamoru Uoi via submission (guillotine choke) – R3
Yutaka Saito def. Kazumasa Majima via knockout (knees) – R2
Jin Aoi def. Kotetsu Boku via unanimous decision
Makoto Shinryu def. Seiichiro Ito via submission (flying guillotine choke) – R2
Tatsuki Saomoto def. Yusaku Nakamura via knockout (punches) – R1
You can check out results for RIZIN 22, which took place this past weekend as well, here.