RIZIN Fighting Federation staged its Openweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals earlier this morning (Dec. 29, 2016) inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, headlined by the showdown between Mirko Filipovic and Muhammed Lawal.
“Cro Cop” smashed “King Mo” to advance to the tourney semifinals.
That’s where he’ll meet former sumo wrestler Kaido “Baruto” Hoovelson. Elsewhere on the card, Heath Herring came up short in his comeback fight against Amir Aliakbari, while Rin Nakai submitted Kanako Murata.
Full RIZIN results below:
Mirko Cro Cop def. King Mo Lawal via technical knockout
Amir Aliakbari def. Heath Herring via unanimous decision
Valentin Moldavsky def. Szymon Bajor via unanimous decision
Rin Nakai def. Kanako Murata via submission
Kaito def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka via unanimous decision
Tenshin Nasukawa def. Nikita Sapun via technical knockout
Kazuyuki Miyata def. Andy Souwer via submission
Yuki Motoya def. Allan Nascimento via split decision
Tatsumitsu Wada def. Kai Kara-France via unanimous decision
Yusuke Yachi def. Mario Sismundo via technical knockout
Alyssa Garcia def. Kanna Asakura via unanimous decision
Vadim Nemkov def. Alison Vicente via knockout
Satoru Kitaoka def. Daron Cruickshank via submission
Stay tuned for more RIZIN action this Saturday (Dec. 31) from Japan!