Rizin 8 is in the books and a lot of great action took place in the Saitama Super Arena, which housed over 15,000 fans watching the action. Kyoji Horiguchi, Manel Kape, Shintaro Ishiwatari and Takafumi Otsuka all advanced to the semi-finals of the bantamweight grand prix, which is set for December 31 (along with the finals).
Controversy follows UFC veteran Ian McCall again because the competitor lost the bout against Manel Kape after getting his head cut by the ring ropes, which caused a doctor stoppage. Other notable moments on the card saw UFC veteran Cindy Dandois upset the previously undefeated Reina Miura, while Jae Hoon Moon upset UFC veteran Anthony Birchak in a bantamweight grand prix reserve bout.
Here are the full Rizin 8 quick results:
Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Gabriel Oliveira by TKO via strikes (R1)
Manel Kape def. Ian McCall bv TKO via doctor stoppage (R1)
Shintaro Ishiwatari def. Kevin Petshi by KO via punch (R1)
Takafumi Otsuka def. Khalid Taha by submission via guillotine choke (R3)
Jiri Prochazka def. Karl Albrektsson by TKO via strikes (R1)
Cindy Dandois def. Reina Miura by split decision
Jae Hoon Moon def. Anthony Birchak by split decision (Rizin Bantamweight Grand Prix Reserve Fight)
Kai Asakura def. Kizaemon Saiga by TKO via strikes (R2)
Kana Watanabe def. Shizuka Sugiyama by unanimous decision
Kiichi Kunimoto def. Satoru Kitaoka by unanimous decision