Rizin FF 6: World Grand Prix 2017 Opening Round Part 1 – full results and post-fight interviews

Rizin FF 6 was held on Sunday, July 30 from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event featured the opening round of RIZIN’s Bantamweight World Grand Prix 2017 and saw Kyoji Horiguchi, Takafumi Otsuka and Khalid Taha advance to the next round. The openweight matchup between big girls Gabi Garcia and Oksana Gagloeva ended in a No Contest just 16-seconds into the fight after an eye poke from Garcia incapacitated Gagloeva and she could not continue. Also, in female flyweight action Shinju Nozawa-Auclair submitted Sheena Bradenburg with an armbar in the first round. And in heavyweight action Amir Aliakbari knocked out Tyler King in the first round.

Here are the full results from Rizin FF 6:

  • Bantamweight Grand-Prix 1st Round: Kyoji Horiguchi def. Hideo Tokoro via KO (punches) – Rd 1, 3:49
  • Heavyweight: Amir Aliakbari def. Tyler King via TKO (punches) – Rd 1, 1:39
  • Female Openweight: Gabrielle Garcia vs. Oksana Gagloeva ends in No Contest (eye poke) – Rd 1, 0:16
  • Female Openweight: Reina Miura def. Lei’D Tapa via Unanimous Decision
  • Flyweight Mix Rules: Tenshin Nasukawa def. Kizaemon Saiga via KO (punch) – Rd 1, 1:36
  • Lightweight: Yusuke Yachi def. Satoru Kitaoka via TKO (Punches) – Rd 2, 4:46
  • Atomweight: Miyuu Yamamoto def. Cassie Robb via Unanimous Decision
  • Bantamweight Grand-Prix 1st Round: Takafumi Otsuka def. Anthony Birchak via Split Decision
  • Bantamweight Grand-Prix 1st Round: Khalid Taha def. Keita Ishibashi via KO (Grounded Knees and Punches) – Rd 1, 4:51
  • Female Flyweight: Shinju Nozawa-Auclair def. Sheena Brandenburg via Submission (Armbar) – Rd 1, 1:40
  • Light Heavyweight: Karl Abrektsson def. Teodoras Aukstuolis via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) – Rd 1, 8:02

Pro MMA Now representative Dan “The Wolfman” Theodore was on the scene for us in Saitama to catch up with the night’s big winners following the event.

Shinju Nozawa-Auclair talks about her submission win and how she almost went for a gogoplata.

Miyuu Yamamoto post-fight questions and Kevin Randleman shoutout

Kyoji Horiguichi talks KO win and wanting rematch with UFC’s Demetrious Johnson

Heavyweight wrestler Amir Aliakbari talks about focusing on his striking

Tenshin Nasukawa on mixed rules fighting

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