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