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Sunday, Jul 30, 2023

Bellator x Rizin

Patricky “Pitbull” kneeing Roberto De Souza (image via Bellatr/Lucas Noonan)

By FCF Staff

Here are the results from the second, Bellator versus Rizin event, which took place Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

In the main event, Patricky “Pitbull” Freire advanced in the lightweight grand prix, by stopping Rizin champion Roberto De Souza in round three with a leg kick. De Souza was stepping in on short notice, following AJ McKee’s withdrawal due to a staph infection.

The card was also supposed to determine Bellator’s inaugural flyweight champion. But, the title fight between Kyoji Horiguchi and Makoto “Shinryu” was declared a no-contest, after the latter incurred an accidental eyepoke.

Bellator x Rizin

Lightweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinals: #2-Patricky Pitbull (25-11) def. Roberto De Souza (15-3) TKO (leg kick) at 0:49 of round three

Inaugural Flyweight World Championship: Kyoji Horiguchi (31-5, 1 NC) vs. Makoto “Shinryu” (16-1-1, 1 NC) ends in a No Contest (eye poke)

Flyweight Bout: #3-Kana Watanabe (12-2-1) def. #7-Veta Arteaga (7-6) via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Bantamweight Bout: #4-Magomed Magomedov (20-3) def. #5-Danny Sabatello (14-3) via Submission (guillotine) at 3:55 of round one

Welterweight Bout: #5-Andrey Koreshkov (27-4) def. #9-Lorenz Larkin (25-8, 2 NC) via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:00 am
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