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Rizin Fighting Federation Day 1 results

Results from the Rizin show held earlier today at the Saitama Super Arena:

Tsuyoshi Kosaka beat James Thomspon via strikes in the second round

Kiril Sidelnikov beat Carlos Toyota via strokes in the first round

Felipe Efrain beat Yuki Motoya via knockout from strikes in the first round -The official result of the fight was a no contest due to Efrain missing weight.

Hiroyo Kawabe beat Akiyo Nishiura in a K-1 rules mach via third round knockout

Hinata Watanabe beat Kazuyuki Miyata in a mixed match.  The first round was K-1 rules and Hinata, the kickboxer, destroyed him so there was no second round under MMA rules

Anatoly Tokov beat A.J. Matthews via knockout in the first round

Hideo Tokoro beat Kizaemon Saiga via armbar in the first round

Hiroyuki Takaya beat DJ Taiki via decision

Heavyweight tournament:

Reserve fight:  Valentin Moldavsky beat Yuta Uchida with essentially a camel clutch submission

King Mo Lawal beat Brian McDermott via knockout in 9:10

Toedoras Aukstuolis beat Bruno Cappelozza via knockout in 3:32

Vadim Nemkov beat Goran Reljic via knockout in 2:58

Jiri Prochazka beat Satoshi Ishii via knockout in 1:36

Shinya Aoki beat Kazushi Sakuraba in a one round slaughter via strikes

Jerome LeBanner never came to Japan, so Peter Aerts will come out of retirement to face Baruto on Thursday's show.  Aerts has been Baruto's trainer to get him ready for his debut making it even more weird.

The show was said to be entertaining except the main event was sad.  The heavyweight tournament was good although from a Japanese perspective, Ishii going down so quickly wasn't good news.