Rizin 23 is in the books and the promotion crowned a new bantamweight champion as Kai Asakura defeated Hiromasa Ogikubo to win the previously vacant gold. Rizin 23, much like the previous night’s Rizin 22 card, featured plenty of finishes, as five of the six MMA bouts on the card ended via KO/TKO and/or submission.
Here are the full Rizin 23 quick results:
Kai Asakura def. Hiromasa Ogikubo by knockout via soccer kicks (R1) to win the Rizin bantamweight title
Yuki Motoya def. Mamoru Uoi by submission via guillotine choke (R3)
Yutaka Saito def. Kazumasa Majima by knockout via knee strikes (R2)
Jin Aoi def. Kotetsu Boku via unanimous decision
Makoto Shinryu def. Seiichiro Ito by submission via guillotine choke (R2)
Tatsuki Saomoto def. Yusaku Nakamura by knockout via strikes (R1)