Rizin FF: Aoki stops Sakuraba early in the 1st; HW GP quartefinals results


Rizin Fighting Federation kicked off this Tuesday, in Tokyo, Japan, with the Saraba card.

In the main event, Shinya Aoki needed not much time to defeat Kazushi Sakuraba in under 5 minutes.

Aoki, 32, took the match to the ground in the first seconds, passed the guard of 46-year-old Sakuraba and punished the veteran with punches from the mount until the referee stopped the fight.

In the heavyweight Grand Prix, the results of the quarterfinals were:

King Mo beat Brett McDermott; Teodoras Aukustuolis beat Bruno Capelloza; Vadim Nemkov beat Goran Reljic; Jiri Prochazka beat Satoshi Ishii.

Rizin FF returns this Thursday, with its New Years Eve event, also from the Saitama Super Arena, featuring the semifinals of the GP and super fights featuring Fedor Emelianenko, Kron Gracie, Gabi Garcia, Bob Sapp, Akebono and others.

Know more at www.rizinff.com.




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