Rizin 17 Results: Yusuke Yachi vs. Mikuru Asakura Headlines, Plus 3 Lightweight Tournament Qualifiers

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Mikuru Asakura def. Yusuke Yachi by unanimous decision

Shintaro Ishiwatari def. Ulka Sasaki by submission via north/south choke (R2)

Hiromasa Ogikubo def. Yuki Motoya by split decision

Ivan Shtyrkov def. Hoon Kim by TKO via strikes (R2)

Kickboxing Bout
Taiga def. Hikaru Machida by unanimous decision

Rizin Lightweight Tournament Qualifying Bout
Johnny Case def. Satoru Kitaoka by TKO via corner stoppage (R1)

Rizin Lightweight Tournament Qualifying Bout
Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Ali Abdulkhalikov by unanimous decision

Rizin Lightweight Tournament Qualifying Bout
Roberto Satoshi Souza def. Mizuto Hirota by KO via strikes (R1)

Jake Heun def. Vitaly Shemetov by TKO via strikes (R3)

Seo Hee Ham def. Tomo Maesawa by TKO via strikes (R1)

Stephanie Egger def. King Reina by unanimous decision

Kickboxing Bout
Hideki def. Daiki Watabe by split decision


Kickboxing Bout
Daiki Watabe vs. Hideki

Round One: The round begins with Watabe attacking Hideki with some leg kicks, Watabe nails Hideki with a kick to the midsection. Hideki comes forward and he attacks Watabe with a right, Watabe nails Hideki with another kick to the midsection. Hideki rocks Watabe with a right and he pounces on him with a combination before the ref issues a standing eight count, Hideki corners Watabe while landing a plethora of unanswered strikes. Hideki swings away at Watabe as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hideki

Round Two: The round begins with Watabe attacking Hideki with some body kicks, Hideki nails a swinging Watabe with a plethora of unanswered strikes. Watabe fires back and he attacks Hideki with some leg kicks, Hideki goes for a spinning elbow strike on Watabe. Hideki checks a lot of the leg kicks thrown by Watabe, Hideki nails Watabe with an uppercut followed by a right hook. Watabe nails Hideki with a body kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Watabe (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Watabe attacking Hideki with leg kicks, Hideki checks some of those leg kicks from Watabe. Watabe hits Hideki with a front kick to the midsection, Hideki nails an incoming Watabe with a right. Watabe continuously backs up Hideki while swinging away at him, Hideki cracks Watabe with an uppercut and a short right. Hideki nails a swinging Watabe with a few counter strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Watabe (Final Score: 29-28 for Watabe)

Official Result: Hideki def. Daiki Watabe by split decision

King Reina vs. Stephanie Egger

Round One: The round begins with Egger attacking Reina with some leg kicks, Reina attacks Egger with a few rights. Reina grabs Egger and gets her into the ring ropes before eating a knee strike, Egger scores a takedown on Reina and she gets back control. Reina tries getting up and Egger flattens her out while landing strikes, Egger attacks Reina with some ground and pound. Reina scrambles to her feet and Egger holds her in the corner while landing some strikes, the fighters exchange strikes before separating. Egger attacks Reina with a variety of kicks, Reina briefly drops a kicking Egger with a counter right. Egger nails an incoming Reina with a kick to the midsection, Reina nails a swinging Egger with a counter right. The fighters exchange leg kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Eggers

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Egger nails a swinging Reina with a counter right. The fighters clinch and exchange strikes as they battle into the corner, the fighters separate and Eggers lands a right. Egger scores a takedown on Reina and she gets side control, Egger transitions to back control against Reina. Egger attacks Reina with some ground and pound, Reina gets up and she shakes Egger off of her back. Reina gets Egger against the ropes while landing a few strikes, the fighters separate and Egger nails Reina with a right to the midsection. Reina cracks a swinging Egger with a few counters rights, Reina then nails Egger with an elbow strike to the head. Egger scores another takedown on Reina as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Egger (Overall Score: 20-18 for Egger)

Round Three: The round begins with Egger nailing Reina with a right, Egger goes for a high kick against Reina. Reina backs up Egger with landing a punching combination, Egger and Reina exchange some leg kicks. Egger scores a takedown on Reina and she gets back control, Egger attacks Reina with ground and pound. Egger looks for the rear naked choke and Reina prevents it from happening before scrambling to her feet, Reina charges at Egger while swinging away at her. Reina and Egger have a wild striking exchange in the corner of the ring as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Egger (Final Score: 30-27 for Egger)

Official Result: Stephanie Egger def. King Reina by unanimous decision

Seo Hee Ham vs. Tomo Maesawa

Round One: The round begins with Ham nailing Maesawa with a two punch combination, Maesawa tries firing back against Ham. Maesawa eats a left while attacking Ham with leg kicks, Ham corners Maesawa while landing a few lefts. Maesawa cracks a swinging Ham with a counter strike combination, Ham gets Maesawa into the corner while landing a few strikes. Ham attacks Maesawa with multiple knee strikes to the midsection, Ham drops a swinging Maesawa with a trio of knee strikes and she pounces on her with more unanswered strikes to force the referee to jump in.

Official Result: Seo Hee Ham def. Tomo Maesawa by TKO via strikes (R1)

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