Rizin World GP Night 1 Results: The GP Final 4 Is Set, Plus UFC Vets In Daron Cruickshank & Rin Nakai Are In Action

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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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Yusuke Yachi vs. Mario Sismundo

Round One: The round begins with Yachi quickly dropping Sismundo with a flying knee strike, Sismundo gets back up and Yachi drops him again with a flying knee strike and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Yusuke Yachi def. Mario Sismundo by KO via knee strike

Tatsumitsu Wada vs. Kai Kara-France

Round One: The round begins with Wada attacking Kara-France with leg kicks, Kara-France nails Wada with some leg kicks of his own. Wada pops Kara-France with a few rights as well, the fighters also start to attack each other with combinations. Wada puts Kara-France against the ropes while looking for a takedown, Wada separates from Kara-France while landing more kicks. Kara-France responds by nailing Wada with a straight right, Wada briefly drops Kara-France with a low leg kick. Kara-France backs up Wada after attempting a few standing elbow strikes, Kara-France then lands a kick to the midsection of Wada. Kara-France rocks Wada with a series of rights to the head, Kara-France starts to just swing wildly against Wada. Wada puts Kara-France against the ropes while landing a knee strike, Kara-France cracks Wada with an uppercut as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Wada

Round Two: The round begins with Kara-France quickly nailing Wada with an uppercut, Wada goes right back to attacking Kara-France with leg kicks. Kara-France keeps Wada at bay by throwing a high kick, Kara-France continues coming forward while throwing combinations. Wada occasionally traps Kara-France in the corner while landing combinations of his own, Wada then nails Kara-France with a right hook to the midsection. Wada starts attacking Kara-France with some kicks to the midsection as well, Kara-France scores a takedown and then he kicks a downed Wada in the face. The referee decides to stand the fighters for inactivity, Wada then cracks Kara-France with a combination of his own. Wada follows Kara-France around the ring while throwing strikes and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Kara-France attacking Wada with a combination, Wada eats a few kicks as he catches Kara-France with a combo of his own. Wada scores a takedown on Kara-France and he gets back control, Wada starts attacking Kara-France with some strikes. Kara-France tries attacking Wada with some strikes and nothing really lands, Kara-France finds a way to stand up with Wada staying on his back. Wada eventually gets Kara-France back to the ground while maintaining back control and the round ends.

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

Official Result: Tatsumitsu Wada def. Kai Kara-France by unanimous decision

Yuki Motoya vs. Allan Nascimento

Round One: The round begins with Motoya attacking Nascimento with leg kicks, Nascimento starts attacking Motoya with counter strike combinations. Motoya charges at Nascimento and he eats a combination for his efforts, Nascimento drops Motoya with a pair of rights. Nascimento gets the half guard on Motoya after throwing more strikes, Nascimento moves to the half guard position on Motoya. Nascimento returns to the side control position on Motoya while landing a few knee strikes, Motoya scrambles and he forces Nascimento into his full guard. Nascimento tries attacking Motoya with some ground and pound, Nascimento postures up before stomping on a downed Motoya. Nascimento returns to the full guard of Motoya while landing a few more strikes, Motoya catches Nascimento with an omplata attempt and he uses it to get top position. Motoya quickly gains back control on Nascimento while landing a few strikes, Motoya gains the half guard position on a scrambling Nascimento. Motoya goes back to attacking Nascimento with some ground and pound, Motoya attacks a downed Nascimento with a bunch of knee strikes to the head. Nascimento scrambles and Motoya catches him in a guillotine choke, Nascimento escapes and gains top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Motoya

Round Two: The round begins with Motoya catching Nascimento with a left hook, the fighters also exchange some leg kicks. Motoya back up Nascimento with some punching combinations, Nascimento backs up Motoya after landing a three punch combination. Motoya and Nascimento exchange blows until Nascimento scores the takedown, Motoya catches Nascimento in the gogoplata. Nascimento gets free and Motoya rolls for the omaplata , Motoya then transitions to the guillotine choke and he regains top position. Motoya goes for the guillotine choke again and Nascimento escapes to get top position, Motoya attempts another guillotine choke on Nascimento as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Motoya (Final Score: 20-18 for Motoya)

Official Result: Yuki Motoya def. Allan Nascimento by split decision

The next fights will be covered on Page Three...

Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Andy Souwer

Round One: The round begins with Miyata scoring a takedown on Souwer and he gets the half guard, Miyata rolls for the triangle choke. Miyata transitions to the arm bar and Souwer scrambles to break free, Miyata transitions to the north/south position on Souwer. Miyata advances to the side control position on Souwer, Miyata then regains the full mount position on Souwer. Souwer scrambles to his feet and Miyata catches him in a guillotine choke, Miyata uses the submission attempt to gain the full mount on Souwer. Miyata rolls for another triangle choke and he transitions to an arm bar to force a submission.

Official Result: Kazuyuki Miyata def. Andy Souwer by submission via arm bar

Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Nikita Sapun

Round One: The round begins with Sapun attacking Nasukawa with leg kicks, the fighters exchange some kicks to the midsection. Nasukawa starts attacking Sapun with leg kicks of his own, Sapun falls on a kick attempt and that allows Nasukawa to maul him with strikes. Sapun rolls for the arm bar and Nasukawa escapes, Sapun quickly gains the full mount while attacking Nasukawa with strikes. Nasukawa scrambles to his feet and Sapun remains on his back, Nasukawa attacks a downed Sapun with kicks to the legs. Nasukawa attacks Sapun with a ton of ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Tenshin Nasukawa def. Nikita Sapun by TKO via strikes

Rin Nakai vs. Kanako Murata

Round One: The round begins with Murata charging at Nakai and eating a short right, Nakai charges at Murata and she lands another right. Murata pops Nakai with a left before she eats another right, Nakai then cracks Murata with a pair of right hooks to the face. Nakai comes forward again to pop Murata with a short right hook, Murata scores a takedown on Nakai and Nakai pops right back up to her feet, Murata goes for another takedown and Nakai finds a way to get back control when the fighters hit the ground just as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nakai

Round Two: The round begins with Nakai catching Murata with a right to the midsection, Murata catches a swinging Nakai with a few counter rights. Murata puts Nakai against the ropes while landing a few knee strikes, Nakai nails Murata with several knee strikes as she is held against the ropes. Nakai drags Murata to the ground while controlling her head, Murata gets back up and she holds Nakai against the ropes again. Nakai looks for a standing guillotine choke and Murata creates space to get away from her. Nakai follows Murata around the cage while throwing the occasional strike, Murata then cracks Nakai with a right uppercut. Murata goes for the takedown and Nakai stuffs it, Nakai drops Murata with a right as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Murata putting Nakai against the ropes while landing a few knee strikes, Nakai scores a takedown on Murata and she gets back control. Nakai locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Rin Nakai def. Kanako Murata by submission via rear naked choke

The Grand Prix Quarterfinals kicks off on Page Four...

2016 Rizin Openweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals: Syzmon Bajor vs. Valentin Moldavsky

Round One: The round begins with Bajor popping Moldavsky with a few jabs, Bajor follows that up by catching Moldavsky with a right. Moldavsky begins his attack by nailing Bajor with leg kicks, Moldavsky cracks a swinging Bajor with a counter left hook. Bajor then cracks a swinging Moldavsky with a two punch combination, Moldavsky scores a takedown on Bajor. Moldavsky postures up and he eventually allows Bajor to stand as well, Bajor backs up Moldavsky by throwing combinations. Moldavsky scores a takedown on Bajor and he gets the open guard, Moldavsky starts attacking Bajor with some ground and pound. Moldavsky postures up again and he allows Bajor to stand again, Moldavsky rocks a swinging Bajor with a counter left. Bajor puts Moldavsky against the ropes and the two exchange knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moldavsky

Round Two: The round begins with Moldavsky charging at Bajor while throwing a combination, Moldavsky scores a takedown on Bajor and he gets side control. Moldavsky gains back control on Bajor while landing a bunch of knee strikes, Bajor gets back to his feet and Moldavsky drags him back to the ground. Bajor goes for the kimura and Moldavsky escapes to maintain top position, Moldavsky goes for the arm triangle choke and he releases it to land strikes. Moldavsky attacks Bajor with a lot of ground and pound, Bajor eventually traps Moldavsky in his full guard while eating a lot more strikes. Moldavsky transitions to the side control position on Bajor while landing more strikes, Moldavsky gains the back control position on Bajor as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moldavsky (Final Score: 20-18 for Moldavsky)

Official Result: Valentin Moldavsky def. Syzmon Bajor by unanimous decision

2016 Rizin Openweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals: Heath Herring vs. Amir Aliakbari

Round One: The round begins with Herring barely popping Aliakbari with a right, Aliakbari cracks Herring with a two punch combo. Aliakbari drops Herring with a right and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes, Aliakbari gets behind a seated Herring to crack him with more strikes. Aliakbari grounds Herring and he gains the side control position, Aliakbari regains back control on Herring while landing more strikes. Aliakbari locks Herring in the crucifix position while landing more strikes, Aliakbari returns to the back control position on Herring while landing more strikes. Herring gets back to his feet and Aliakbari drags him right back to the ground, Aliakbari cracks Herring with more strikes and soccer kicks to the head as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Aliakbari

Round Two: The round begins with Herring nailing Aliakbari with leg kicks, Aliakbari goes for as takedown and Herring cracks him with multiple knee strikes to the head. Aliakbari scores a takedown on Herring and he gains back control, Aliakbari starts nailing Herring with some ground and pound. Herring scrambles to his feet and Aliakbari holds him against the ropes, the referee decides to separate the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Aliakbari holding Herring against the ropes, the referee again separates the fighters for inactivity. The action continues with the fighters engaging in a slugfest, Aliakbari puts Herring against the ropes while landing a few knee strikes. The referee again separates the fighters for lack of activity, the action resumes with Herring kicking Aliakbari in the midsection. Herring eats a knee strike before catching Aliakbari with a two punch combination, Herring then charges at Aliakbari while landing a right. Herring chases Aliakbari around the cage before landing a head kick, Aliakbari scores a takedown on Herring as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Herring (Final Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Official Result: Amir Aliakbari def. Heath Herring by unanimous decision

The final two bouts will be covered on Page Five...

2016 Rizin Openweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals: Tsuyoshi Kosaka vs. Baruto

Round One: The round begins with Kosaka quickly nailing Baruto with a right, Baruto then cracks Kosaka with a knee strike to the head. Baruto holds Kosaka on the ground and he assaults him with more knee strikes, Kosaka tries escaping as Baruto nails him with more knee strikes. Kosaka finds a way to his feet and Baruto drags him back to the ground, Baruto goes right back to attacking Kosaka with knee strikes. The referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Baruto putting Kosaka into the ropes while landing more knee strikes. The referee again breaks the fighters for inactivity, the action does continue with Baruto putting Kosaka on the ropes and nailing him with more knee strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Baruto

Round Two: The round begins with Baruto scoring a takedown on Kosaka and he gets the half guard, Baruto starts attacking Kosaka with ground and pound. Kosaka does his best to attack Baruto with strikes while on his back, the referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity. The action continues with Kosaka nailing Baruto with leg kicks, Baruto scores another takedown on Kosaka and he gets side control. Kosaka tries scrambling to his feet and Baruto just mauls him with more strikes, the referee again stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action continues with Baruto holding Kosaka against the ropes, the referee separates the fighters one more time. Baruto attacks Kosaka with knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Baruto (Final Score: 20-18 for Baruto)

Official Result: Baruto def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka by unanimous decision

2016 Rizin Openweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals: Mirko Cro Cop vs. King Mo

Round One: The round begins with Mo charging at Cro Cop while throwing a few rights, Cro Cop quickly attacks Mo with a high kick. Mo scores a takedown on Cro Cop and he gets the open guard, Mo starts attacking Cro Cop with some ground and pound. The referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Cro Cop nailing Mo with a combination. Cro Cop then lands a kick to the midsection of Mo, Cro Cop then attacks Mo with a head kick attempt. Cro Cop puts Mo against the ring ropes while landing knee strikes, Cro Cop backs up Mo with another kick to the midsection. Mo responds by landing a combination on Cro Cop, Cro Cop catches Mo with another kick to the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cro Cop

Round Two: The round begins with Mo taking a few swings towards Cro Cop, Cro Cop goes back to attackig Mo with a head kick. Mo backs up Cro Cop after nailing him with a right hook, Cro Cop drops Mo with a combination and he pounces on him with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Mirko Cro Cop def. King Mo by TKO via strikes

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