Rizin World Grand Prix 2017

The Rizin World Grand Prix 2017 is a Japanese mixed martial arts event presented by Rizin Fighting Federation (Rizin FF) which is a held every year by the promotion.

This year multiple events have been planned and have already taken place. Below are some of the results from the two events that took place in July and October.

Rizin Grand Prix 2017 Opening Round, Part 1 Results, July 2017.

Kyoji Horiguchi def. Hideo Tokoro by KO (punches), R1, 3:49 Bantamweight Grand-Prix 1st Round
Amir Aliakbari def. Tyler King by TKO (punches), R1, 1:39
Gabrielle Garcia vs. Oksana Gagloeva ended in a No Contest (eye poke), Round 1, 0:16
Reina Miura def. Lei’D Tapa by unanimous decision
Tenshin Nasukawa def. Kizaemon Saiga by KO (punch), R1, 1:36 Mixed Rules
Yusuke Yachi def. Satoru Kitaoka by TKO (Punches), R2, 4:46
Miyuu Yamamoto def. Cassie Robb by unanimous decision
Takafumi Otsuka def. Anthony Birchak by split decision Bantamweight Grand-Prix 1st Round
Khalid Taha def. Keita Ishibashi by KO (Grounded Knees and Punches), R1, 4:51 Bantamweight Grand-Prix 1st Round
Shinju Nozawa-Auclair def. Sheena Brandenburg by submission (arm bar), R1, 1:40
Karl Abrektsson def. Teodoras Aukstuolis by submission (Arm-Triangle Choke), R1, 8:02

Rizin Grand Prix 2017 Opening Round, Part 2 Results, Oct 2017.

Rena Kubota def. Andy Nguyen via Knockout R1, 3:23
Tenshin Nasukawa def. Yamato Fujita via unanimous decision
Kazushi Sakuraba def. Frank Shamrock ends in a draw – grappling
Akiyo Nishiura def. Andy Souwer via unanimous decision
Reina Miura def. Crystal Stokes via unanimous decision
Gabriel Oliveira def. Tatsuya Kawajiri via TKO R2, 1:00
Shintaro Ishiwatari def. Akhmed Musakaev via unanimous decision
Kevin Petshi def. Je Soon Moon via split decision
Manel Kape def. Erson Yamamoto via TKO R1, 1:11
Roque Martinez def. Jerome LeBanner via submission (scarf hold) R1, 2:09
Maria Olveira def. Alyssa Garcia via unanimous decision
Kanna Asakura def. Sylwia Juskiewicz via unanimous decision
Irene Cabello def. Miyuu Yamamoto via submission (armbar) R2, 2:26
Jin Mandokoro def. Issei Ishii via majority decision – kickboxing
Yuki vs. Hironori Kurogi ends in a majority draw – kickboxing
Ryota RenseiGym def. Yoshihisa Morimoto via TKO R3 – kickboxing

The second round and the finals will be held two days apart. December 29th will have the quarterfinal round and the finals will be held for their annual New Years Eve show on December 31st.

Rizin World Grand Prix 2017 Fight Card, Second round, December 29th 2017.

Gabi Garcia vs. Shinobu Kandori
Kai Asakura vs. Seiichiro Ito
Cindy Dandois vs. Reina Miura
Karl Albrektsson vs. Jiri Prochazka
Anthony Birchak vs. Jae Hoon Moon – bantamweight grand prix quarterfinal reserve bout
Shintaro Ishiwatari vs. Kevin Petshi – bantamweight grand prix quarterfinal (bracket B)
Takafumi Otsuka vs. Khalid Taha – bantamweight grand prix quarterfinal (bracket B)
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Gabriel Oliveira – bantamweight grand prix quarterfinal (bracket A)
Manel Kape vs. Ian McCall – bantamweight grand prix quarterfinal (bracket A)

Rizin World Grand Prix 2017 Fight Card, Final Round, December 31st, 2017.

Takanori Gomi vs. Yusuke Yachi
Shinju Nozawa-Auclair vs. Chelsea LaGrasse
Mirko Cro Cop vs. Tsuyoshi Kohsaka
TBA vs. TBA – women’s super atomweight grand prix final
Kanna Asakura vs. Maria Oliveira
Irene Cabello vs. Rena Kubota
TBD vs. TBD – bantamweight grand prix final
TBD vs. TBD – bantamweight grand prix semifinal
TBD vs. TBD – bantamweight grand prix semifinal

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