Day 2 of Rizin Fighting Federation’s debut took place overnight in Japan, with Fedor Emelianenko and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal providing some highlights among a wide swath of quality in the clear spectacle-over-sport event.
Emelianenko made fairly quick work of Jaideep Singh in his return bout, finishing the taller kickboxer early in the first round, while Lawal scored perhaps his biggest payday with minimum effort by winning the two-day tournament via KO over Jiri Prochazka after an earlier decision win over Teodoras Aukstuolis on this same card. The tournament victory earned him $300,000 The rest of the card featured a number of submissions and TKO finishes, and provided a throwback type of night.
The event aired live on Russian and Japanese television, while a tape delayed piecemeal broadcast featuring action from both nights will air this morning on Spike. We’ll have some thoughts on the “Breakfast with Fedor” broadcast today, but for those wanting full results from the overnight card, check them out below:
-Fedor Emelianenko def. Jaideep Singh via TKO in the first round
-Muhammed Lawal def. Jiri Prochazka via KO in the first round
-Kron Gracie def Asen Yamamoto via submission (triangle choke) in the first round 1
-Andy Souwer def. Yuichiro Nagashima via KO in the first round
-Baruto Kaido def. Peter Aerts via unanimous decision
-Shoot Boxing Rules Bout: Bob Sapp def. Akebono via technical decision
-Gabi Garcia def. Lei’d Tapa via KO in the first round
-Takeru def. Yang Ming via TKO in the second round
-Soo Chul Kim def. Maike Linhares via unanimous decision
-Brennan Ward def. Ken Hasegawa via submission (rear naked choke) in the second round 2
-Jiri Prochazka def. Vadim Nemkov via TKO (retirement) in the first round
-Muhammed Lawal def. Teodoras Aukstuolis via unanimous decision
-RENA def. Jleana Valentino via submission (flying armbar) in the second round 2
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