RIZIN Fighting Federation returned this morning with a jam-packed fight card – but they aren’t done yet. About 20 hours after Roberto de Souza took out Yusuke Yachi in the main event of RIZIN 22, the company returns with an even better card tonight in the form of RIZIN 23.
In the main event of the evening, the vacant bantamweight title will be on the line. Shooto champion and streaking RIZIN contender Hiromasa Ogikubo will face a former title-challenger in the form of Kai Asakura. The co-main event should provide similar fireworks when former DEEP champion Yuki Motoya faces an always dangerous slugger in the form of Mamoru “Fullswing” Uoi.
Elsewhere on the card, a kickboxing rematch between TAIGA and Kento Haraguchi, the return of Seiichiro Ito, Makoto Shinryu, Kaito, and Yusaku Nakamura. We can’t forget the promotional debut of former ONE champion Kotetsu Boku as he faces Jin Aoi at lightweight.
If you’re interested in watching RIZIN 23, it can be purchased here. If not, check out the full fight card below as it’s updated with live results all night long.
Kai Asakura def. Hiromasa Ogikubo via TKO (Strikes) in Round 1 – BW Title
Yuki Motoya def. Mamoru Fullswing via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round 3
Yutaka Saito def. Kazumasa Majima via KO (Soccerkicks) in Round 2
Kento Haraguchi def. Taiga via TKO (3 Knockdowns) in Round 1 – KB
Jin Aoi def. Kotetsu Boku via Unanimous Decision
Makoto Shinryu def. Seiichiro Ito via Submission (Flying Guillotine Choke) in Round 2
Kaito def. Daryl Lokoku via Unanimous Decision – KB
Tatsuki Saomoto def. Yusaku Nakamura via KO (Overhand Right + Punches) in Round 1
Shintaro Matsukura def. Koji Mori via KO (Left Hook) in Round 1 – KB