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RIZIN 26: NYE 2020 results and discussion

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Results and discussion for RIZIN’s 2020 New Year’s Eve show.

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The final major MMA event of 2020 is RIZIN’s year-end show at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

In the main event, Kai Asakura and Kyoji Horiguchi rematch for the RIZIN bantamweight title. Asakura memorably knocked out Horiguchi in their first meeting to take Horiguchi’s title. This is Horiguchi’s first bout since tearing his ACL and vacating his Bellator title.

Action starts at 12 AM ET/9 PM PT. with the pay-per-view only available through Live Now.

The full card is below:

Session 3

Kyoji Horiguchi def. Kai Asakura by TKO, R1 – RIZIN bantamweight title

Tenshin Nasukawa def. Kumandoi Phetjaroenvit by unanimous decision

Mikuru Asakura def. Satoshi Yamasu by TKO, R1

Takanori Gomi def. Kouzi by majority decision

Ayaka Hamasaki def. Miyuu Yamamoto by submission (scissor choke), R1 – RIZIN atomweight title

Session 2

Naoki Inoue def. Yuki Motoya by submission (RNC), R1

Kleber Koike def. Kyle Aguon by submission (darce choke)

Kyohei Hagiwara def. Ren Hiramoto by TKO, R2

Hideo Tokoro def. Shinobu Ota by Submission (Armbar), R2

Session 1

Yoshinari Nadaka def. Phetmalai Phetjaroenvit by TKO, R1

Ulka Sasaki def. Kenta Takizawa by Unanimous Decision

Kanna Asakura def. Ai Shimizu by Unanimous Decision

Shibatar def. Mr. X (Hiroya) by Submission (armbar) — Draw overturned to submission after review showed Hiroya tapped.

Kazuma Kuramoto def. Taiyo Nakahara by KO, R1

Tsuyoshi Sudario def. Ikuhisa Minowa by TKO, R1