Rizin 20 Results: 3 Title Fights, Tenshin Nasukawa Competes & The Lightweight Grand Prix Concludes

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Rizin Bantamweight Championship
Manel Kape def. Kai Asakura by TKO via strikes to win the title (0:38, R2)

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Kickboxing Bout
Tenshin Nasukawa def. Rui Ebata by TKO via three knockdown rule

Rizin Super Atomweight Championship
Seo Hee Ham def. Ayaka Hamasaki by split decision to win the title

Mikuru Asakura def. John Macapa by unanimous decision

Rena def. Lindsey VanZandt by TKO via corner stoppage (4:32, R3)

Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix Finals
Tofiq Musaev def. Patricky Pitbull by unanimous decision

Rizin Light Heavyweight Championship
Jiri Prochazka def. CB Dollaway by KO via strikes to retain the title (1:55, R1)

Simon Biyong def. Vitaly Shemetov by submission via strikes (0:58, R2)

Hiromasa Ogikubo def. Shintaro Ishiwatari by split decision

Jake Heun def. Satoshi Ishii by TKO via strikes (1:12, R1)

Patrick Mix def. Yuki Motoya by submission via guillotine choke (1:37, R1)

Kickboxing Bout
Taiju Shiratori def. Taiga by TKO via doctor stoppage (3:00, R2)

Miyuu Yamamoto def. Amp The Rocket by unanimous decision

Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix Semi-Finals
Patricky Pitbull def. Luiz Gustavo by TKO via strikes (0:28, R1)

Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix Semi-Finals
Tofiq Musaev def. Johnny Case by TKO via strikes (2:45, R1)


Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix Semi-Finals
Johnny Case vs. Tofiq Musaev

Round One: The round begins with Case attacking Musaev with some leg kicks, Musaev attacks a kicking Case with a combination. Musaev and Case exchange some kicks to the midsection, Musaev cracks a kicking Case with a counter right. Case goes for a high kick and Musaev blocks it, Musaev starts attacking Case with some wild looping rights. Case comes forward and he nails Musaev with a left, Musaev rocks Case with a right followed by a flying knee strike. Case recovers and he scores a takedown onMusaev, Musaev gets back up and he drops Case with a combination. Musaev pounces on a downed Case with a plethora of unanswered strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Tofiq Musaev def. Johnny Case by TKO via strikes (2:45, R1)

Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix Semi-Finals
Luiz Gustavo vs. Patricky Pitbull

Round One: The round begins with Pitbull attacking Gustavo with a two punch combo followed by a flying knee strike, Pitbull drops Gustavo with a left and he pounces on him with more strikes. Gustavo gets back up and Pitbull immediately drops him with another combo to force a ref stoppage.

Official Result: Patricky Pitbull def. Luiz Gustavo by TKO via strikes (0:28, R1)

Miyuu Yamamoto vs. Amp The Rocket

Round One: The round begins with Amp attacking Yamamoto with some leg kicks, Amp then cracks Yamamoto with an overhand right. Amp attacks Yamamoto with a high kick followed by a knee strike, Yamamoto grabs Amp and gets her against the ropes. Yamamoto scores a takedown on Amp and she gets the full guard, Yamamoto attacks Amp with some ground and pound, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Amp attacking Yamamoto with more leg kicks, Amp then cracks Yamamoto with a straight right. Amp nails Yamamoto with a kick to the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Amp

Round Two: The round begins with Yamamoto scoring a takedown on Amp and she gets the half guard, Yamamoto attacks Amp with some ground and pound. Amp gets Yamamoto in her full guard while eating more strikes, Yamamoto postures up to escape and arm bar attempt from Amp. Amp gets up a few moments later and Yamamoto takes a few swings at her, Yamamoto backs up Amp after landing a multiple punch combination. Yamamoto scores another takedown on Amp and she gets the open guard, Yamamoto attacks Amp with some ground and pound. Yamamoto postures up and she nails Amp with some stomps as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Amp nailing Yamamoto with a front kick to the midsection, Amp attacks Yamamoto with multiple kicks to the midsection. Yamamoto scores a takedown on a swinging Amp and she gets the full guard, Yamamoto instantly attacks Amp with ground and pound. Yamamoto gains side control while nailing Amp with more ground and pound, Yamamoto locks Amp in the crucifix position for a short time while landing more strikes. Amp eventually gets Yamamoto in her full guard while eating more strikes, Yamamoto postures up and Amp gets up after eating a kick. Yamamoto scores another takedown on Amp and she gets side control, Yamamoto attacks Amp with more ground and pound. Yamamoto goes for an arm bar as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Miyuu Yamamoto def. Amp The Rocket by unanimous decision

Kickboxing Bout
Taiju Shiratori vs. Taiga

Round One: The round begins with Taiga attacking Shiratori with leg kicks, Shiratori responds with leg kicks of his own. Shiratori goes after Taiga by throwing a two punch combo, Shiratori hits Taiga with another two punch combo. Taiga responds by hitting Shiratori with a right to the midsection followed by a leg kick, Shiratori comes forward and he attacks Taiga with a combination. Taiga lands a final leg kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Taiga

Round Two: The round begins with Shiratori attempting a high kick against Taiga, Taiga attacks Shiratori with multiple leg kicks. Shiratori continues attempting high kicks against Taiga, Taiga then hits Shiratori with a left to the midsection. Shiratori nails Taiga with a two punch combo followed by a knee strike, Shiratori pops a swinging Taiga with a counter right. Shiratori cracks Taiga with a four punch combination that ends with an uppercut, Shiratori levels Taiga with multiple knee strikes to the head. Shiratori and Taiga have a wild exchange as the round ends.

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

In between rounds, the doctor stops the fight due to a cut on Taiga. 

Official Result: Taiju Shiratori def. Taiga by TKO via doctor stoppage (3:00, R2)

Yuki Motoya vs. Patrick Mix

Round One: The round begins with Mix grabbing Motoya and he gets him against the ropes, Mix scores a takedown on Motoya and he gets side control. Motoya scrambles to his feet and Mix regains top control when they hit the ground, Motoya looks for an arm bar and triangle choke and Mix avoids it. Mix catches Motoya in a guillotine choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Patrick Mix def. Yuki Motoya by submission via guillotine choke (1:37, R1)

Jake Heun vs. Satoshi Ishii

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Heun nails Ishii with a kick to the midsection. Ishii goes for a takedown and Heun forward rolls to freedom, Heun backs up Ishii after landing a combination. Heun drops Ishii with a right uppercut and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Jake Heun def. Satoshi Ishii by TKO via strikes (1:12, R1)

Shintaro Ishiwatari vs. Hiromasa Ogikubo

Round One: The round begins with Ishiwatari attacking Ogikubo with some leg kicks, Ishiwatari and Ogikubo exchange a few lefts. Ishiwatari comes forward and Ogikubo goes for a knee strike, Ogikubo scores a takedown on Ishiwatari after landing an overhand right. Ogikubo attacks Ishiwatari with some ground and pound, Ishiwatari scrambles to his feet and he catches Ogikubo with a series of knee strikes. Ogikubo responds by nailing Ishiwatari with a multiple punch combination, Ishiwatari recovers and he pops Ogikubo with a left. Ishiwatari and Ogikubo get into multiple striking exchanges, Ogikubo starts landing some leg kicks on Ishiwatari. Ishiwatari lands a left on Ogikubo as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ogikubo

Round Two: The round begins with Ogikubo attacking Ishiwatari with a few kicks, Ishiwatari goes back to attack Ogikubo with lefts. Ogikubo nails an incoming Ishiwatari with an overhand right, Ishiwatari comes forward and he nails Ogikubo with an elbow strike. Ogikubo misses a spinning back fist attempt against Ishiwatari, Ogikubo backs up Ishiwatari after throwing a combination. Ishiwatari starts landing some leg kicks against Ogikubo, Ogikubo scores a takedown on Ishiwatari and he gets him in a seated position. Ishiwatari gets up and the fighters swing away at each other, Ogikubo stuns an incoming Ishiwatari by landing a left hook. Ogikubo grabs Ishiwatari and he gets him against the ropes, the fighters separate and Ishiwatari lands a left. Ogikubo nails Ishiwatari with a three punch combination as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Ogikubo swinging away at Ishiwatari, Ogikubo looks for a takedown before kicking Ishiwatari in the face. Ishiwatari scores a takedown on Ogikubo and he gets the full guard, Ishiwatari attacks Ogikubo with some ground and pound. Ishiwatari advances to the half guard against Ogikubo, Ogikubo scrambles to his feet and he nails Ishiwatari with a spinning elbow strike. Ishiwatari and Ogikubo get into another wild striking exchange, Ogikubo follows Ishiwatari around the ring while swinging away at him. Ishiwatari starts swinging wildly at Ogikubo as well, Ishiwatari and Ogikubo exchange several punching combinations. Ishiwatari scores a takedown on a swinging Ogikubo and Ogikubo gets right back up, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Hiromasa Ogikubo def. Shintaro Ishiwatari by split decision

Vitaly Shemetov vs. Simon Biyong

Round One: The round begins with Biyong attacking Shemetov with some leg kicks, Shemetov goes for a jumping knee strike and Biyong avoids it. Shemetov comes forward and he nails Biyong with a right hook, Shemetov then hits Biyong with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Biyong grabs Shemetov and he gets him against the ropes, Biyong scores a takedown on Shemetov and he gets the open guard. Shemetov catches Biyong in an arm bar and Biyong escapes to regain top control, Biyong attacks Shemetov with some ground and pound. Biyong attacks Shemetov with a plethora of strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Biyong

Round Two: The round begins with Biyong scoring a takedown on a swinging Shemetov and he gets the full mount, Biyong attacks Shemetov with ground and pound until Shemetov taps out.

Official Result: Simon Biyong def. Vitaly Shemetov by submission via strikes (0:58, R2)

Rizin Light Heavyweight Championship
Jiri Prochazka (c) vs. CB Dollaway

Round One: The round begins with Dollaway attacking Prochazka with some leg kicks, Dollaway then pops Prochazka with a left. Prochazka scores a takedown on Dollaway and Dollaway gets right back up, Prochazka levels Dollaway with a two punch combo and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Jiri Prochazka def. CB Dollaway by KO via strikes to retain the title (1:55, R1)

Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix Finals
Tofiq Musaev vs. Patricky Pitbull

Round One: The round begins with Pitbull attacking Musaev with some leg kicks followed by a right, Pitbull cracks a swinging Musaev with a counter right hook. Pitbull continues coming forward while swinging away at Musaev, Pitbull continues attacking Musaev with combinations. Musaev looks for the counter strikes against a swinging Pitbull, Musaev cracks Pitbull with a combo of his own. Musaev rocks a swinging Pitbull with a combination, Pitbull gets back up and he scores a takedown on Musaev. Musaev scrambles to his feet and Pitbull attacks him with a high kick, Musaev scores a takedown and he lands strikes on Pitbull as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Musaev

Round Two: The round begins with Musaev attempting a few high kicks against Pitbull, Musaev scores a takedown on Pitbull and Pitbull gets right back up before eating a left. Pitbull cracks a swinging Musaev with a counter right, Musaev grabs Pitbull and he dumps him out of the ring by accident to halt the action. The fight resumes with the ref giving Musaev a yellow card for corner interference, the action resumes with Pitbull attacking Musaev with a jump knee strike. Musaev swings away at Pitbull after avoiding a second jump knee strike, Musaev scores a takedown on a kicking Pitbull. Pitbull gets up and Musaev drags him back to the ground while landing strikes, Pitbull gets up and Musaev gets him back to the ground. Musaev attacks Pitbull with ground and pound, Pitbull gets up and Musaev swings at him as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Musaev and Pitbull get into a wild striking exchange. Musaev scores a takedown on Pitbull and Pitbull gets up while eating strikes, Pitbull nails a kicking Musaev with a counter left hook. Musaev looks for a takedown and Pitbull defends against it, Musaev drops Pitbull with a combination and he pounces on him with more strikes. Musaev gets the full guard on a downed Pitbull, Pitbull scrambles to get back to his feet and Musaev attacks him with a combination. Pitbull gets Musaev up against the ropes as the round ends. 

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

Official Result: Tofiq Musaev def. Patricky Pitbull by unanimous decision

Lindsey VanZandt vs. Rena

Round One: The round begins with VanZandt attempting a jump knee strike against Rena, VanZandt and Rena exchange a few strikes. VanZandt starts landing some leg kicks against Rena, Rena follows VanZandt around the ring while swinging away at her. VanZandt scores a takedown on Rena and she gets the full guard, VanZandt attacks Rena with some ground and pound. Rena rolls for an arm bar and VanZandt escapes to gain the side control position, Rena sweeps VanZandt and she gets side control. Rena starts attacking VanZandt with some ground and pound, VanZandt quickly gets Rena in her half guard. Rena gets up and she allows VanZandt to stand up, VanZandt looks for another takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for VanZandt

Round Two: The round begins with Rena attacking VanZandt with a combination, Rena continues coming forward while swinging away at VanZandt. Rena looks for a head kick and VanZandt avoids it, VanZandt nails Rena with a kick to the midsection. VanZandt also starts landing some leg kicks against Rena, VanZandt looks for a takedown and Rena defends while landing a knee strike. VanZandt attacks Rena with a head kick before eating a left hook, VanZandt nails Rena with another kick to the midsection. Rena looks for a takedown and VanZandt jumps on her back before dragging her to the ground, VanZandt rolls for a triangle choke and the bell sounds.

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

Round Three: The round begins with VanZandt attacking Rena with some leg kicks, Rena comes forward and she swings away at VanZandt. VanZandt looks for a takedown and Rena defends while landing knee strikes, Rena winds up getting side control on VanZandt. Rena lands some strikes as she gets north/south position on VanZandt, Rena rolls for a kimura and VanZandt scrambles to her feet. Rena drags VanZandt back to the ground and she gets side control, Rena attacks VanZandt with ground and pound. Rena postures up and VanZandt gets up a few moments later, Rena scores another takedown on VanZandt and she gets the full mount. Rena goes back to attacking VanZandt with ground and pound until VanZandt’s corner throws in the towel.

Official Result: Rena def. Lindsey VanZandt by TKO via corner stoppage (4:32, R3)

Mikuru Asakura vs. John Macapa

Round One: The round begins with Asakura and Macapa exchanging some leg kicks, Asakura comes forward and he attacks Macapa with a combination. Asakura cracks a swinging Macapa with a counter left hook, Asakura then cracks Macapa with a kick to the midsection. Macapa comes forward and he cracks Asakura with a right, Asakura attacks Macapa with a flying knee strike followed by a combination. Macapa lands a few shots on Asakura as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Asakura

Round Two: The round begins with Asakura and Macapa exchanging a variety of kicks, Macapa goes for a high kick and Asakura blocks it. Asakura stuns Macapa by landing a right hook to the head, Asakura then cracks a kicking Macapa with a counter right hook. Asakura comes forward and he attacks Macapa with combinations, Macapa continuously looks for the head kick against Asakura. Macapa looks for a takedown and Asakura stuffs it, Asakura then cracks Macapa with a kick to the midsection. Asakura and Macapa crack each other multiple times during a striking exchange, Asakura recovers and he cracks a swinging Macapa with a counter right. Asakura attacks Macapa with a step in knee strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Macapa attacking Asakura with a kick before scoring a takedown on him, Asakura gets back up and Macapa keeps him near the ropes. Asakura gets free of Macapa and the fighters separate, Asakura pops a swinging Macapa with a pair of counter left hooks. Macapa goes back to attacking Asakura with some leg kicks, Asakura comes forward and he nails Macapa with a two punch combination. Macapa eats another left before he gets Asakura against the ropes, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Asakura stuns Macapa by landing a knee strike followed by a left, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Mikuru Asakura def. John Macapa by unanimous decision

Rizin Super Atomweight Championship
Ayaka Hamasaki (c) vs. Seo Hee Ham

Round One: The round begins with the fighters having a wild striking exchange, Hamasaki cracks Ham with a left hook to the face. Hamasaki starts attacking Ham with some leg kicks, Hamasaki dances around Ham while peppering her with jabs. Hamasaki and Ham continuously get into wild striking exchanges, Ham backs up Hamasaki after cracking her with some lefts. Ham comes forward as the fighters swing away at each other, Ham nails Hamasaki with a left just before eating a right. Hamasaki throws a few kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hamasaki

Round Two: The round begins with Hamasaki landing a few strikes against Ham, Hamasaki and Ham exchange a few kicks. Hamasaki scores a takedown on Ham and she gets the open guard, Ham catches Hamasaki in a triangle choke and Ham attacks her with a plethora of elbow strikes as well until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Hamasaki cracking Ham with a few rights, Ham responds by nailing Hamasaki with a combination. Hamasaki comes forward and a striking exchange breaks out between the two, the fighters clinch and exchange knee strikes. Hamasaki gets Ham against the ropes after landing an elbow strike, Hamasaki scores a takedown on Ham and she gets side control. Hamasaki starts attacking Ham with some ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Seo Hee Ham def. Ayaka Hamasaki by split decision to win the title

Kickboxing Bout
Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Rui Ebata

Round One: The round begins with Ebata attempting a high kick, Nasukawa comes forward with a two punch combo followed by a high kick. Nasukawa eats a right after kicking Ebata in the midsection, Nasukawa starts peppering Ebata with jabs. Nasukawa then cracks an incoming Ebata with a left, Nasukawa nails Ebata with a front kick to the face followed by a left. Nasukawa drops Ebata with a superman punch and Ebata gets back up to beat the count, the action resumes with Nasukawa attacking Ebata with a plethora of strikes. Nasukawa drops Ebata with a combination and Ebata beats the count, the action resumes with Nasukawa dropping Ebata a third time with another combination to force a ref stoppage.

Official Result: Tenshin Nasukawa def. Rui Ebata by TKO via three knockdown rule

Rizin Bantamweight Championship
Kai Asakura vs. Manel Kape

Round One: The round begins with Asakura attacking Kape with some leg kicks, Asakura pops a leaping Kape with a left. Kape starts hunting for the takedown against Asakura, Kape stuns Asakura and the duo get into a wild striking exchange. Kape ends the exchange by nailing Asakura with a head kick, Asakura responds by nailing Kape with a right to the midsection. Asakura follows that up by kicking Kape in the midsection, Kape swings wildly at Asakura and Asakura cracks him with a counter right. Kape charges forward and he nails Asakura with a two punch combination, Kape hits Asakura with a spinning back fist as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kape

Round Two: The round begins with Kape dropping a swinging Asakura with a counter right, Kape pounces on a downed Asakura with a plethora of strikes. Asakura gets up and Kape drops him again, Kape pounces on a downed Asakura with more strikes and the referee jumps in. 

Official Result: Manel Kape def. Kai Asakura by TKO via strikes to win the title (0:38, R2)

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