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RIZIN.14 New Year's Eve Event in Saitama Super Arena in Japan

On Monday 31th December, Rizin Fighting Federation held the New Year’s Eve 2018 ‘RIZIN.14’ event at the Saitama Super Arena in Satitama, Japan.

This is the biggest fighting event on the last day of the year in Japan. More than 36,000 people visited to see the boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. who fought against undefeated Kick-boxer Tenshin Nasukawa for the boxing rule special exhibition.

It was the fantastic entertainment and all fighters were introduced one by one at the opening ceremony.

<First Match>

RENA vs Samantha Jean-Francois

No match because of RENA’s health condition

<Second Match>

Nobumitsu “Tyson” vs Tofiq Musayev (win)

TKO (Ground and Pound). Round 2, 1:19

<Third Match>

Shinju Nozawa Auclair vs Justyna Haba (win)

Technical submission (Rear-Naked Choke). Round 2

<Forth Match>

Ulka Sadaki (win) vs Manel Kape

Unanimous decision

<Fifth Match>

Yuki Motoya (win) vs Justin Scoggins

Submission (TeePee Choke). Round 1

<Sixth Match>

Yusuke Yachi (win) vs Johnny Case

TKO (Doctor’s stoppage). Round 2

<Seventh Match> Miyata’s Retirement & Yamamoto “KID” Memorial Match

Kazuyuki Miyata (win) vs Erson Yamamoto

Submission (Hammerlock). Round 2 - Read his interview article in Japanese

<Eight Match>

Mika Nagano vs Miyuu Yamamoto (win)

Unanimous decision

<Ninth Match>

Daron Cruickshank vs Damien Brown (win)

Submission (Guillotine Choke). Round 1

<Tenth Match>

Gabi Garcia (win) vs Barbara Nepomuceno 

Submission (TeePee Armlock). Round 1

<Eleventh Match>

Jiri Prochazka (win) vs Brandon Halsey

TKO (Punches). Round 1

<Twelve Match>

Kanna Asakura vs Ayaka Hamasaki (win)

Submission (Armbar). Round 2 – Women’s Super Atomweight title

<Thirteenth Match>

Kyoji Horiguchi (win) vs Darrion Caldwell

Submission (Guillotine Choke). Round 3 – for Bantamweight title

<Fourteenth Match> Special Boxing Exhibition Match

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Tensin Nasukawa

TKO (Corner Stoppage). Round 1

Text & Photo by Chikako Osawa-Horowitz

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