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Rizin 26 – Saitama

Rizin Fighting Federation hosted an event at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on Thursday, December 31st on FITE TV pay-per-view:
Bantamweight Championship 61 kg Japan Kyoji Horiguchi def. Japan Kai Asakura (c) TKO (Punches) 1 2:48
Kickboxing Catchweight 57 kg Japan Tenshin Nasukawa def. Thailand Kumandoi Petcharoenvit Decision (Unanimous) 3 9:00
Catchweight 68 kg Japan Mikuru Asakura def. Japan Satoshi Yamasu KO (Head Kick and Punches) 1 4:20
Catchweight 75 kg Japan Takanori Gomi def. Japan Koji Tanaka Decision (Majority) 3 9:00
W.Super Atomweight Championship 49 kg Japan Ayaka Hamasaki def. Japan Miyuu Yamamoto Submission (Head Scissors Choke) 1 1:42 Bantamweight 61 kg Japan Naoki Inoue def. Japan Yuki Motoya Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 3:00
Catchweight 67 kg Brazil Kleber Koike Erbst def. United States Kyle Aguon Technical Submission (Brabo Choke) 1 4:21
Catchweight 68 kg Japan Kyohei Hagiwara def. Japan Ren Hiramoto TKO (Corner Stoppage) 2 1:29
Bantamweight 61 kg Japan Hideo Tokoro def. Japan Shinobu Ota Submission (Armbar) 2 2:23
Kickboxing Catchweight 50 kg Japan Nadaka Yoshinari def. Thailand Phetmalai Phetjaroenvit KO (Elbow) 1 2:19
Bantamweight 61 kg Japan Ulka Sasaki def. Japan Kenta Takizawa Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
W.Super Atomweight 49 kg Japan Kanna Asakura def. Japan Ai Shimizu Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Openweight Atsushi Saito def. Hiroya Kawabe Submission (Armbar) 2 6:00 Catchweight 63 kg Japan Kazuma Kuramoto def. Japan Taiyo Nakahara KO (Soccer Kicks) 1 2:12
Heavyweight 120 kg Japan Tsuyoshi Sudario def. Japan Ikuhisa Minowa TKO (Leg Injury) 1 3:17
W.Catchweight 52.7 kg Japan Sakura Mori No Contest Japan Eru Takebayashi Submission (Armbar) 1 1:37
 

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Takanori Gomi back in the win column in his 40s.

Rizin and bellator could collab to start seniors MMA divisions for ages 40 and up.

Yoel Romero could reign as champ there into his late 70s.
 

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I wonder what happened to Bellator's senior division back when they had Ken Shamrock fight against first Kimbo Slice then Royce Gracie. They also signed Frank Mir and Roy Nelson a while ago though all of those fighters minus the late Kimbo Slice were all cut.
 

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Kimbo was a draw. The fight with Dada5000 did big numbers. Bellator's senior matches were tailor made for Kimbo Slice.
 

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Yeah they were freak show fights to draw eyes to the promotion and then put better fighters on the undercard in order to showcase them before the main event. That is the advantage that Scott Coker now has with basically all the money he can get.
 
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