Rizin FF 5 Results

Rizin FF 5 took place this past weekend in Japan and you can check out all the results below.

In the main event of the evening, Tatsuya Kawajiri picked up his first Rizin win by defeating another ex-UFC fighter Anthony Birchak by unanimous decision.

Kawajiri utilized his superior grappling to repeatedly take Birchak down and control him for much of the fight, snapping a three-fight losing streak for the veteran, who is now on the verge of his 50th professional fight.

Meanwhile, in the co-main event, heavyweight fighter Amir Aliakbari took out Geronimo dos Santos by TKO in the opening round after taking him down and catching him in the crucifix position, enabling him to rain down unanswered blows until the referee stoppage.

After jumping ship from the UFC, Kyoji Horiguchi racked up his first win for Rizin by getting the better of Yuki Motoya on the feet and on the mat to earn a unanimous decision victory.

Elswehere, Satoshi Ishii controlled Heath Herring on the mat to win by unanimous decision, while Daron Cruickshank slumped to his second defeat in a row in the Rizin promotion courtesy of a knockout blow by Yusuke Yachi in the first round.

Check all the Rizin FF 5 Results below.

Main Card:

Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Anthony Birchak via unanimous decision
Amir Aliakbari def. Geronimo dos Santos via TKO (strikes) at 3:34 of Round 1
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Yuki Motoya via unanimous decision
Rena Kubota def. Dora Perjes via TKO (strikes) at 2:49 of Round 1
Tenshin Nasukawa def. Francesco Ghigliotti via TKO (strikes) at 1:07 of Round 1


Satoshi Ishii def. Heath Herring via unanimous decision
Reina Miura def. Jazzy Gabert via submission (armbar) at 4:45 of Round 2
Yusuke Yachi def Daron Cruickshank via KO (strike) at 5:12 of Round 1
Saori Ishioka def. Bestare Kicaj via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:11 of Round 1
Kanna Asakura def. Aleksandra Toncheva via unanimous decision
Seiichiro Ito def. Kizaemon Saiga via unanimous decision

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