Rizin FF 2: Mirko “Cro Cop” Wins Grand-Prix Opening Round Bout, Fighting Wanderlei Silva Next
By FCF Staff
Rizing Fighting Federation’s took place earlier today in Saitama, Japan, and the event saw Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic win his opening round, grand-prix bout.
The heavyweight fighter submitted Hyun Man Myung with an opening round, arm-triangle-choke, to advance to the open-weight tourney’s, second round.
After the bout, the promotion confirmed that “Cro Cop” will face Wanderlei Silva for a third time, December 29th. The two fought to a draw back in 2002, but in their 2006 rematch, “Cro Cop” KO’d Silva with a headkick.
Here are the complete results from Rizin FF 2 (via MMA Junkie):
Gabi Garcia def. Destanie Yarbrough via submission (keylock) R1, 2:42
Kanako Murata def. Kyra Batara via unanimous decision
Charles Bennett def. Minoru Kimura via TKO (punches) R1, 0:07
Erson Yamamoto def. Kizaemon Saiga via split decision
Daron Cruickshank def. Andy Souwer via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 4:10
Rena Kubota def. Miyuu Yamamoto via submission (front choke) R1, 4:50
Kron Gracie def. Hideo Tokoro via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 9:45
Open Weight World Grand Prix 2016 – Opening Round
Szymon Bajor def. Teodorasu Aukstuolis via unanimous decision
Amir Aliakbari def. Joao Almeida via TKO (strikes) R1, 2:25
Valentin Moldavsky def. Karl Albrektsson via unanimous decision
Jiri Prochazka def. Mark Tanios via unanimous decision
Hoovelson def. Kazuyuki Fujita via unanimous decision
Mirko Filipovic def. Hyun Man Myung via submission (arm-triangle) R1, 2:20