Another New Year’s Eve, another wild and wacky show from Japan’s RIZIN Fighting Federation. RIZIN 14 sees Floyd Mayweather & Tenshin Nasukawa’s “Exhibition Fight” as the main event…
The Saitama Super Arena, Japan’s Mecca of fighting, hosted RIZIN 14 today. It was, as expected, a bizarre event from start to finish. The Japanese method of putting on shows is truly incredible to watch, albeit with their strange twist of colourful and lavish entrances and promo videos.
Gabi Garcia’s Latest Fight Was…Weird
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion-turned MMA fighter Gabi Garcia was back at RIZIN 14 this evening. She faced Barbara Nepomuceno on the main card and things got strange after the fight’s finish.
As the bout went to the ground in the opening frame, Garcia was able to pick the arm and nearly break it off for the submission win. Watch that video below:
Then things got even weirder. 54-year-old Shinobu Kandori, Garcia’s scheduled opponent from last December, entered the ring. Gabi was set to face Kandori last new year’s eve, before the Jiu-Jitsu ace missed weight by a whopping 30 pounds.
Here’s what happened:
As usual, Rizin delivers with some wildness and violence in Japan, here’s the list of RIZIN 14 results as of the time of writing, courtesy of BloodyElbow.com:
Main card — FiteTV iPPV (1 a.m. ET/10 p.m. PT)
Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Darrion Caldwell
Ayaka Hamasaki vs. Kanna Asakura
Jiri Prochazka def. Brandon Halsey via Knockout (strikes) in Round 1
Gabi Garcia def. Barbara Nepomuceno via submission (keylock) in Round 1
Damien Brown def. Daron Cruickshank via submission (guillotine) in Round 1
Miyuu Yamamoto def. Mika Nagano via unanimous decision
Kazuyuki Miyata def. Erson Yamamoto via submission (hammerlock) in Round 2
Johnny Case def. Yusuke Yachi via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) in Round 2
Yuki Motoya def. Justin Scoggins via submission (teepee choke) in Round 1
Yuta Sasaki def. Manel Kape via unanimous decision
Justyna Zofia Haba def. Shinju Nozawa-Auclair via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:41 of Round 2
Tofiq Musayev def. Nobumitsu Osawa via TKO (strikes) at 1:19 of Round 2
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