Rizin 15 Results: A Light Heavyweight Champion Is Crowned, Plus Kyoji Horiguchi, King Mo, Damien Brown, Ben Nguyen, Tenshin Nasukawa & More!

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Rizin Light Heavyweight Championship
Jiri Prochazka def. King Mo by TKO via strikes (R3) to win the title

Kickboxing Bout
Tenshin Nasukawa def. Fritz Aldin Biagtin by TKO via strikes (R3)

Kyoji Horiguchi def. Ben Nguyen by TKO via strikes (2:53, R1)

Roberto Satoshi Souza def. Satoru Kitaoka by TKO via strikes (3:57, R2)

Karl Albrektsson def. Christiano Frohlich by unanimous decision

Rena def. Samantha Jean-Francois by unanimous decision

Mikuru Asakura def. Luiz Gustavo by unanimous decision

Kana Watanabe def. Justyna Zofia Haba by unanimous decision

Damien Brown def. Koji Takeda by unanimous decision

Manel Kape def. Seiichiro Ito by TKO via strikes (2:59, R2)

Kanako Murata def. Saray Orozco by submission via Von Flue choke (2:12, R2)

Kickboxing Bout
Thalison Gomes Ferreira def. Taiga by TKO via strikes (R2)


Kickboxing Bout
Taiga vs. Thalison Gomes Ferreira

Round One: The round begins with Ferreira nailing Taiga with a few kicks, Ferreira starts nailing Taiga with some leg kicks. Ferreira goes for a spinning back fist against Taiga, Taiga nails Ferreira with a left after avoiding a flying knee strike. Taiga starts attacking Ferreira with a few lefts to the body and face, Taiga nails a kicking Ferreira with a left hook to the midsection. Ferreira continuously looks for spinning attacks against Taiga, Taiga drops Ferreira with a body kick and Ferreira beats the 10 count. Taiga lands a few more strikes before the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Taiga

Round Two: The round begins with Taiga going for a high kick and jumping knee strike, Ferreira drops Taiga with a right and Taiga beats the 10 count. The action resumes with the fighters just swinging away at each other, Ferreira goes back to attacking Taiga with leg kicks. Ferreira drops Taiga again with an overhand right and Taiga beats the 10 count, the action resumes with Ferreira nailing Taiga with a front kick to the face. Ferreira attacks Taiga with a knee strike to the face, Ferreira drops Taiga with a two punch combination and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Thalison Gomes Ferreira def. Taiga by TKO via strikes (R2)

Kanako Murata vs. Saray Orozco

Round One: The round begins with Orozco going for a high kick against Murata, Murata scores a takedown on Orozco and she gets the half guard. Murata starts attacking Orozco with some ground and pound, Orozco scrambles to her feet and separates from Murata. Murata nails a swingingOrozco with a counter left hook, Murata scores another takedown on Orozco and Orozco gets back up after eating a few strikes. Murata scores another takedown on Orozco and she gets head control, Murata starts attacking Orozco with knee strikes. Orozco gets back up after eating a few kicks to the head, Murata drags Orozco back to the ground and Orozco gets back up after eating more kicks. Murata traps Orozco in the corner while landing knee strikes to the head and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Murata

Round Two: The round begins with Murata eating a right before scoring a takedown on Orozco, Orozco gets back up with Murata controlling her head. Murata attacks a cornered Orozco with some knee strikes, Murata scores another takedown on Orozco and she gets the full mount, Murata gets Orozco in a Von Flue choke and Orozco goes out cold.

Official Result: Kanako Murata def. Saray Orozco by submission via Von Flue choke (2:12, R2)

Seiichiro Ito vs. Manel Kape

Round One: The round begins with Kape attacking Ito with some leg kicks, Kape accidentally nails Ito low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Ito taking a few swings at Kape, Kape and Ito exchange a plethora of leg kicks. Kape scores a takedown on Ito and he gets the half guard, Kape attacks Ito with some ground and pound. Ito scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Ito cracks Kape with a few short left hooks to the face. Ito nails Kape with a leg kick followed by a right hook, Kape barely nails Ito with a flying knee strike to the head. Kape pulls guard on Ito as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ito

Round Two: The round begins with Ito attacking Kape with some leg kicks, Kape nails Ito with a lead right uppercut. Kape stuns Ito by landing a knee strike followed by a combination, Kape follows that up by nailing Ito with a three punch combination. Kape cracks a swinging Ito with a counter right hook, Kape follows Ito around the ring while swinging away at him. Kape scores a takedown on Ito and he gets side control, Ito scrambles to his feet while eating a knee strike to the head. Kape cracks a swinging Ito with body shots and a counter right hook, Kape gets Ito back to the ground before landing a knee strike followed by rights. Ito gets back up and Kape drops him with another body shot to force the referee to jump in.

Official Result: Manel Kape def. Seiichiro Ito by TKO via strikes (2:59, R2)

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