Not only did Kyoji Horiguchi avenge his loss to Kai Asakura today at RIZIN 26, but the former UFC contender also needed less than three minutes to do so.

Horiguchi takes out Asakura, reclaims bantamweight title

Horiguchi was fighting for the first time since August, 2019, when Asakura rocked the MMA world by stopping him in round one. Prior to the loss, the Japanese star had won 13 straight.

As you can see by watching the clip below, Horiguchi put Asakura away in today’s headliner with a series of punches.

Asakura won the vacant bantamweight title this past August by taking out Hiromasa Ougikubo.

Ayaka Hamasaki wins atomweight title in jaw-dropping fashion

Today’s card also saw Ayaka Hamasaki win the vacant atomweight title, by quickly submitting Miyuu Yamamoto with an unbelievable, scissor choke.

Mikuru Asakura bombs out Satoshi Yamasu

Kai’s brother Mikuru Asakura was also in action, and he KO’d Satoshi Yamasu with a head kick and follow-up shots.

RIZIN 26 results

Here are the complete results from today’s RIZIN 26 card, which was hosted by the Saitama Super Arena.

Kyoji Horiguchi def. Kai Asakura via TKO (punches) R1, 2:48 – for bantamweight title
Mikuru Asakura def. Satoshi Yamasu via knockout (head kick and punches) R1, 4:20
Ayaka Hamasaki def. Miyuu Yamamoto via submission (scissor choke) R1, 1:42 – for vacant super atomweight title
Naoki Inoue def. Yuki Motoya via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 3:00
Kleber Koike Erbst def. Kyle Aguoun via submission (D‘Arce Choke) R1, 4:22
Kyohei Hagiwara def. Ren Hiramoto via TKO (ground and pound) R2, 1:29
Hideo Tokoro def. Shinobu Ota via submission (armbar) R2, 2:45
Ulka Sasaki def. Kenta Takizawa via unanimous decision
Kanna Asakura def. Ai Shimizu via unanimous decision
Kazuma Kuramoto def. Taiyo Nakahara via knockout (soccer kick) R1, 2:12
Tsuyoshi Sudario def. Ikuhisa Minowa via TKO (low kick) R1, 3:19
Sakura Mori vs. Eru Takebayashi ends as no-contest R1, 1:37

Tenshin Nasukawa def. Kumandoi Phetjaroenvit via unanimous decision [kickboxing]

Results via  MMA Junkie


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