RIZIN 15 took place earlier today, with King Mo and Tenshin Nasukawa fighting on the card, it was bound to be interesting.
Tenshin has been back in his winning ways since the Floyd Mayweather exhibition match and he added another to his resume earlier today.
In the lead up to the Floyd Mayweather fight, we got to see more into Tenshin Nasukawa’s background and his interests outside of combat sports.
We learnt that Anime was a huge part of Tenshin’s life and how he tries to model himself off of characters from certain Anime cartoons he watches.
After scoring another KO win earlier today, Tenshin went into his Anime zone after the knockdown and used the ‘Kamehameha’ gesture from the Dragonball Z series.
It is no surprise he used Dragonball, the knockdown was a pretty ninja move and was a clean shot too.
With this win, Tenshin Nasukawa improves to 30-0 as a kickboxer. That’s a pretty impressive feat. His fight today was less than six weeks after his last, where he scored an insane cartwheel kick KO.
In his opponents corner for this fight was none other than the legendary Manny Pacquiao. His opponent was Fritz Biagtan.
The main event saw King Mo, take on Jiri Prochazka, a very tired King Mo was stopped via 3rd round TKO. Making Prochazka RIZIN’s first ever Light Heavyweight Champion.
Here is the video of Tenshin’s KO…
— Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) April 21, 2019
This is Tenshin’s second win since the Floyd Mayweather exhibition matchup on new years eve. He is proving to everybody once again that he is a top-level competitor.
Do you think someone like Tenshin Nasukawa could make it far in the UFC? He has previously spoken about fighting with Conor McGregor under Kickboxing rules. However, the weight would be an issue between those two fighters.
Tenshin has got his win streak rolling again, how long do you think he will be able to keep it going?
Here is the full RIZIN 15 results list.
Tenshin Nasukawa def. Fritz Biagtan via third-round TKO
Thalisson Ferreira def. Taiga Kawabe via second-round TKO
Jiri Prochazka def. Muhammed Lawal via third-round TKO
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Ben Nguyen via first-round TKO
Roberto Satoshi def. Satoru Kitaoka via second-round TKO
Karl Albrektsson def. Christiano Frohlich via unanimous decision
Rena Kubota def. Samantha Jean-Francois via unanimous decision
Mikuru Asakura def. Luiz Gustavo via unanimous decision
Kana Watanabe def. Justyna Haba via unanimous decision
Damien Brown def. Koji Takeda via unanimous decision
Manel Kape def. Seiichiro Ito via second-round TKO
Kanako Murata def. Saray Orozco via second-round technical submission (Von Flue choke)