Earlier this week, Japanese-based kickboxing promotion RISE returned to Tokyo, Japan and brought with them a fun RISE 136 card emanating from Korakuen Hall.
In the main event, a bantamweight title fight, as Masahiko Suzuki was gunning for his first title defense against the always exciting and flashy Rasta – a former Big Bang champion. The co-main event saw Road to RIZIN KICK tournament winner Kento Haraguchi face Hideki Sasaki for the now vacant RISE lightweight title. Also, the winner of this bout gets an automatic entry into the upcoming RISE World Series 2020 -63kg Tournament.
RISE 136 also housed a one-night grand-prix to determine another participant in the upcoming -63kg tournament. Check out the full results from the card below.
Masahiko Suzuki def. Rasta via TKO (Towel Thrown) in Round 4 – Bantamweight Championship
Kento Haraguchi def. Hideki Sasaki via KO (Right Hook) in Round 1 – Lightweight Championship
Naoki def. Tomohiro Kitai via TKO (Three Knockdowns) in Round 2 – RISE 2020 Entry GP
Shiro def. Yuki Kyotani via Majority Decision
Daiki Sawatani def. Shuto Miyazaki via Majority Decision
SEIDO def. Ryosuke Nakazawa via Majority Decision
Naoki def. Yuma Yamaguchi via TKO (Two Knockdowns) in Round 3 – RISE 2020 Entry GP
Tomohiro Kitai def. Kazuma def. TKO (Two Knockdowns) in Round 2 – RISE 2020 Entry GP
Kenta def. Kenta Hatanaka via KO (Right Hook) in Round 3
Shoji Saito def. Kazuma via TKO (Punches) in Round 1
Ryunosuke def. Takaya Nanami via KO (Punches) in Round 3
Check out the results of RISE’s last two ‘World Series’ tournaments here!