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Friday, Dec 29, 2017

Rizin FF 8 Results: Kyoji Horiguchi, Manel Kape Advance to Bantamweight GP Semifinals

Horiguchi (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Rizin FF held the quaterfinals for its bantamweight grand-prix today in Saitama, Japan, and Kyoji Horiguchi and Manel Kape, were among the winners who are advanced to the tourney’s semifinals.

Horiguchi stopped Gabriel Oliveira in the opening round of their quarterfinal, and Kape was granted a victory, when opponent Ian McCall was not allowed to continue due to a cut.

Here are the card’s results (via MMA Junkie). The semifinals will take place on December 31st.

Main Card

Kyoji Horiguchi def. Gabriel Oliveira via TKO (punches) – R1 – bantamweight grand prix quarterfinal (bracket A)

Manel Kape def. Ian McCall via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – R1 – bantamweight grand prix quarterfinal (bracket A)

Shintaro Ishiwatari def. Kevin Petshi via knockout (punch) – R1 – bantamweight grand prix quarterfinal (bracket B)

Takafumi Otsuka def. Khalid Taha via submission (guillotine choke) – R3 – bantamweight grand prix quarterfinal (bracket B)

Preliminary Card

Jiri Prochazka def. Karl Albrektsson via TKO (punches) – R1

Cindy Dandois def. Reina Miura via split decision

Jae Hoon Moon def. Anthony Birchak via split decision – bantamweight grand prix quarterfinal reserve bout

Kai Asakura def. Kizaemon Saiga via TKO (punches, knee) – R2

Kana Watanabe def. Shizuka Sugiyama via unanimous decision

Kiichi Kunimoto def. Satoru Kitaoka via unanimous decision


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