Rizin FF 9: Kyoji Horiguchi Takes BW Grand Prix, Mirko “Cro Cop” Records Quick Stoppage Win
By FCF Staff
Here are the results from Rizin FF’s final event for 2017, which took place in Saitama, Japan.
The card saw Kyoji Horiguchi win the promotion’s bantamweight grand prix, by scoring wins over Shintaro Ishiwatari and Manel Kape.
Mirko “Cro Cop” recorded a quick, stoppage win over fellow vet, Tsuyoshi Kohsaka.
Rizin FF 9
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Shintaro Ishiwatari via knockout (punches) R2, 0:14 – bantamweight grand prix final
Kanna Asakura def. Rena Kubota via technical submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 4:34
Mirko Crop Cop def. Tsuyoshi Kohsaka via TKO (punches) R1, 1:02
Shinju Nozawa-Auclair def. Chelsea LaGrasse via submission (armbar) R1, 4:27
Takanori Gomi def. Yusuke Yachi via submission (triangle choke) R1, 2:36
Kanna Asakura def. Maria Oliveira via submission (armbar) R2, 3:40 – women’s super atomweight grand prix semifinal
Rena Kubota def. Irene Cabello via TKO (strikes) R1, 4:39 – women’s super atomweight grand prix semifinal
Shintaro Ishiwatari def. Takafumi Otsuka via unanimous decision – bantamweight grand prix semifinal (bracket B)
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Manel Kape via submission (arm-triangle choke) – R3, 4:27 – bantamweight grand prix semifinal (bracket A)
(Results via MMA Junkie)