Rizin 15 is in the books and the promotion’s inaugural light heavyweight champion is Jiri Prochazka.
Earlier today (April 21), Rizin 15 took place inside Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. Prochazka went one-on-one with former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. The bout was contested for the inaugural Rizin 205-pound gold. Prochazka won the title with a third-round TKO victory.
Highlights via Mike Skytte:
Rizin 15 Results
Rizin bantamweight champion Kyoji Horiguchi took on fellow former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight Ben Nguyen. Horiguchi’s title wasn’t on the line as this was a catchweight bout. Horiguchi picked up a first-round TKO win.
In a kickboxing bout, Tenshin Nasukawa took on Fritz Aldin Biagtan. Nasukawa’s undefeated kickboxing record improved to 30-0 with his third-round TKO over Biagtan.
Here are the full Rizin 15 results:
Jiri Prochazka def. Muhammed Lawal via third-round TKO
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Ben Nguyen via first-round TKO
Roberto Satoshi def. Satoru Kitaoka via second-round TKO
Karl Albrektsson def. Christiano Frohlich via unanimous decision
Rena Kubota def. Samantha Jean-Francois via unanimous decision
Mikuru Asakura def. Luiz Gustavo via unanimous decision
Kana Watanabe def. Justyna Haba via unanimous decision
Damien Brown def. Koji Takeda via unanimous decision
Manel Kape def. Seiichiro Ito via second-round TKO
Kanako Murata def. Saray Orozco via second-round technical submission (Von Flue choke)
Tenshin Nasukawa def. Fritz Biagtan via third-round TKO*
Thalisson Ferreira def. Taiga Kawabe via second-round TKO*
*- This was a kickboxing match