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Thursday, Dec 29, 2016

RIZIN Open Weight Grand Prix 2016: Mirko “Cro Cop” Takes Out “King Mo” Lawal

Mirko "Cro Cop"

By FCF Staff

The quarter finals of RIZIN’s World Grand Prix took place last night in Saitama, Japan, and Mirko “Cro Cop” advanced to the semifinals, by stopping “King Mo” Lawal.

The legendary heavyweight finished Lawal with a series of punches in round two. Other quarterfinal winners included Kaido Hoovelson, Amir Aliakbari and Valentin Moldavsky.

Here are the complete results for the event (via MMA Junkie).

World Open Weight Grand Prix Quarterfinals

Mirko Filipovic def. Muhammed Lawal via TKO (strikes) – Round 2

Kaido Hoovelson def. Tsuyoshi Kohsaka via unanimous decision

Amir Aliakbari def. Heath Herring via unanimous decision –

Valentin Moldavsky def. Szymon Bajor via unanimous decision


Rin Nakai def. Kanako Murata via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:27

Tenshin Nasukawa def. Nikita Sapun via TKO (strikes) – Round 1

Kazuyuki Miyata def. Andy Souwer via submission (armbar) – Round 1

Yuki Motoya def. Allan Nascimento via split decision

Tatsumitsu Wada def. Kaiwhare Kara-Francevia unanimous decision

Yusuke Yachi def. Mario Sismundo via TKO (strikes) – Round 1

Alyssa Garcia def. Kanna Asakuravia unanimous decision


World Open Weight Grand Prix Reserve Bout

Vadim Nemkov def. Alison Vicente via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:54


Satoru Kitaoka def. Daron Cruickshank via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1


posted by FCF Staff @ 7:45 am
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