RIZIN FF 18: Kai Asakura Upsets Kyoji Horiguchi in Non-Title Fight
By FCF Staff
RIZIN 18 took place today in Nagoya, Japan, and the card saw Kai Asakura score an upset win over bantamweight champ, Kyoji Horiguchi, in a non-title fight.
Asakura took Horiguchi out in the opening round with a series of punches, and in doing so, he snapped the star’s 13 fight winning streak (in MMA competition).
Here are the complete results for RIZIN 18.
Kai Asakura def. Kyoji Horiguchi via KO (punches), Round 1
Ayaka Hamasaki def. Suwanan Boonsorn via submission (armbar), Round 1
Victor Henry def. Trent Girdham via submission (inverted triangle choke), Round 3
Manel Kape def. Takeya Mizugaki via KO (punches), Round 2
Danilo Zanolini def. John Wayne Parr via split decision (kickboxing rules)
Kanna Asakura def. Alesha Zappitella via split decision
Haruo Ochi vs. Jarred Brooks ruled a no-contest (cut to Ochi via an accidental head clash), Round 1
Hiroto Uesako def. Yves Landu via TKO (strikes), Round 2
Justin Scoggins def. Kazuma Sone via unanimous decision
Takaki Soya def. Yutaro Muramoto via TKO (punches), Round 2
Ai Shimizu def. Tabatha Watkins via unanimous decision
Kazuki Osaki def. Shota Takiya via unanimous decision (kickboxing rules)
Ryuji Horio def. Uchu Sakurai via unanimous decision (kickboxing rules)
Results via MMA Junkie