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2016 Rizin Openweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals: Mirko Cro Cop def. King Mo by TKO via strikes
2016 Rizin Openweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals: Baruto def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka by unanimous decision
2016 Rizin Openweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals: Amir Aliakbari def. Heath Herring by unanimous decision
2016 Rizin Openweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals: Valentin Moldavsky def. Syzmon Bajor by unanimous decision
2016 Rizin Openweight Grand Prix Reserve Fight: Vadim Nemkov def. Alison Vincente by KO via strikes
Rin Nakai def. Kanako Murata by submission via rear naked choke
Tenshin Nasukawa def. Nikita Sapun by TKO via strikes
Kazuyuki Miyata def. Andy Souwer by submission via arm bar
Yuki Motoya def. Allan Nascimento by split decision
Tatsumitsu Wada def. Kai Kara-France by unanimous decision
Yusuke Yachi def. Mario Sismundo by KO via knee strike
Alyssa Garcia def. Kanna Asakura by unanimous decision
Satoru Kitaoka def. Daron Cruickshank by submission via guillotine choke
Round By Round Recap
Satoru Kitaoka vs. Daron Cruickshank
Round One: The round begins with Kitaoka attacking Cruickshank with a superman punch attempt, Cruickshank nails Kitaoka with a knee strike to the midsection. Kitaoka responds by kicking Cruickshank in the midsection, Cruickshank nails Kitaoka with a head kick after eating a right hook. Kitaoka comes forward and he attacks Cruickshank with a combination, Cruickshank responds by catching Kitaoka with a right. Cruickshank backs up Kitaoka with a head kick, Kitaoka responds by landing a pair of right hooks on Cruickshank. Cruickshank drops a swinging Kitaoka with a reverse back fist to the face, Kitaoka stands up and Cruickshank attacks him with a head kick. Cruickshank attempts a high kick on Kitaoka before landing another right, Cruickshank continues attacking Kitaoka with high kicks. Cruickshank pops a swinging Kitaoka with a counter right hook, Kitaoka comes forward and throws a combination before Cruickshank nails him with a counter right. Cruickshank starts attacking Kitaoka with some leg kicks as well, Cruickshank continues attacking Kitaoka with combinations. Kitaoka scores a takedown on Cruickshank and he gets the half guard, Kitaoka catches Cruickshank in the guillotine choke and Cruickshank goes out cold.
Official Result: Satoru Kitaoka def. Daron Cruickshank by submission via guillotine choke
2016 Rizin Openweight Grand Prix Reserve Fight: Vadim Nemkov vs. Alison Vincente
Round One: The round begins with Vincente quickly dropping Nemkov with a few lefts, Nemkov gets back to his feet and he scores a takedown on Vincente. Nemkov starts attacking Vincente with a lot of ground and pound until Vincente goes out cold.
Official Result: Vadim Nemkov def. Alison Vincente by KO via strikes
Kanna Asakura vs. Alyssa Garcia
Round One: The round begins with the fighters peppering each other with some jabs, Garcia goes for the high kick and Asakura puts her in the corner while looking for a takedown. Asakura attacks Garcia with knee strikes that land n the legs, Garcia spins Asakura into the ropes while landing knee strikes of her own. Asakura reverses Garcia and puts her against the ropes again, Garcia defends against the takedown by throwing more knee strikes. Garcia winds up getting Asakura down and she gets back control, Garcia starts attacking Asakura with ground and pound. Asakura gets back to her feet and Garcia holds her against the ropes, Garcia gets standing back control on Asakura while landing more knee strikes. Garcia scores another takedown on Asakura and she gets back control, Garcia goes for the rear naked choke and the round comes to an end.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Garcia
Round Two: The round begins with Asakura attacking Garcia with some leg kicks, Garcia responds by attempting a few high kick against Asakura. Garcia puts Asakura against the ropes while landing a few knee strikes, Asakura goes for the takedown and Garcia defends by throwing knee strikes. Garcia puts Asakura against the ropes again while landing a ton of knee strikes, Garcia trips up Asakura before landing more knee strikes to her head. Asakura puts Garcia against the ropes again before landing a combination, Asakura scores a takedown on Garcia and she gets the full guard, Asakura starts attacking Garcia with some ground and pound until the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Garcia (Overall Score: 20-18 for Garcia)
Round Three: The round begins with Garcia popping Asakura with a right, the fighters exchange a few kicks as well. Asakura puts Garcia against the ropes while looking for a takedown, Garcia spins Asakura and she puts her against the ropes. Garcia starts attacking Asakura with a plethora of knee strikes, the referee decides to separate the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Asakura scoring a takedown on Garcia after eating a knee strike, Asakura rolls for an omaplata and Asakura counters with a lot of strikes on the ground, Garcia is able to get Asakura off of her and the fighters are standing again. Garcia puts Asakura in the corner before nailing her with more knee strikes, Garcia scores a takedown on Asakura and she holds her in the seated position. Asakura sweeps Garcia and she gets top position, Asakura attacks Garcia with ground and pound as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Garcia (Final Score: 30-27 for Garcia)
Official Result: Alyssa Garcia def. Kanna Asakura by unanimous decision
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