RIZIN 20 Results

by Lance Carpenter

The pinnacle Japanese promotion held their annual New Year’s Eve event in Saitama Super Arena. What followed was perhaps the pinnacle event of 2019, from the opening ceremonies to the stakes at hand with the semifinal and finale of the lightweight grand prix, from the 3 title fights to the continued cross-promotion of Bellator and RIZIN. The biggest names of the promotions were showcased, including Tenshin Nasukawa, the Asakura brothers, Patricky Pitbull, Rena Kubota and Ayaka Hamasaki. Here are the final results for an outstanding end-of-the-year event, as we look forward to so much more.

RIZIN Lightweight Grand Prix Semifinal Tofiq Musayev def. Johnny Case via TKO (punches), Rd 1

RIZIN Lightweight Grand Prix Semifinal Patricky Pitbull def. Luiz Gustavo via TKO (punches and soccer kick), Rd 1

Miyuu Yamamoto def. Suwanan Boonsorn via Unanimous Decision

Taiju Shiratori def. Taiga via TKO (cut), Rd 2

Hiromasa Ogikubo def. Shintaro Ishiwatari via Split Decision

Simon Biyong def. Vitaly Shemetov via TKO (elbows and punches), Rd 2

RIZIN Light-Heavyweight Championship Jiri Prochazka (c) def. CB Dollaway via KO (punches), Rd 1

RIZIN Lightweight Grand Prix Final Tofiq Musayev def. Patricky Pitbull via Unanimous Decision

Rena Kubota def. Lindsey VanZandt via TKO (corner stoppage), Rd 3

Mikuru Asakura def. John Macapa via Unanimous Decision

RIZIN Super Atomweight Championship Seo Hee Ham def. Ayaka Hamasaki (c) via Split Decision

Tenshin Nasukawa def. Rui Ebata via TKO (3 knockdowns), Rd 1

RIZIN Bantamweight Championship Manel Kape def. Kai Asakura via TKO (punches), Rd 2


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