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Rizin Fighting Federation Day 1 results: Aoki TKOs Sakuraba to cap entertaining show

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On Dec. 29 and 31, Japanese upstart promotion Rizin Fighting Federation will hold their inaugural shows at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Tokyo.

Today, Rizin's debut show will feature the opening round of the World Grand Prix tournament, as well as a catchweight bout between Kazushi Sakuraba and Shinya Aoki.

The event is scheduled to begin at 1am ET. However, Spike TV, which holds exclusive rights to the North America broadcast, will show a variation of the event on Thursday morning at 10 am ET on tape delay.

Check out the quick results below:

Grand Prix Round 1

Jiri Prochazka def. Satoshi Ishii via TKO (Knees, Round 1)
Vadim Nemkov def. Goran Reljic via TKO (Strikes, Round 1)
Teodoras Aukstuolis def. Bruno Cappelozza via KO (Strikes, Round 1)
Muhammed Lawal def. Brett McDermott via KO (Strikes, Round 1)
Valentin Moldavsky def. Yuta Uchida via Submission (RNC, Round 1)

Single Matches:
Shinya Aoki def.
Kazushi Sakuraba via TKO (Strikes, Round 1)
Hiroyuki Takaya def. DJ Taiki via unanimous decision
Hideo Tokoro def. Kizaemon Saiga via Submission (Armbar, Round 1)
Anatoly Tokov def. A.J. Matthews via KO (Punch, Round 1)
Hinata Watanabe def. Kazuyuki Miyata via TKO (Three knockdown rule in K-1)
Hiroya Kawabe def. Akiyo Nishiura via KO (Strikes, Round 3)
Felipe Efrain def. Yuki Motoya via KO (Strikes, Round 1) *
Kirill Sidelnikov def. Carlos Toyota via TKO (Strikes, Round 1)
Tsuyoshi Kosaka def. James Thompson via TKO (Strikes, Round 2)

*Fight ruled a no-contest because Felipe Efrain missed weight.

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