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Rizin Results: Aoki vs. Sakuraba

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Shinya Aoki, middle, will face Kazushi Sakaruba in the Rizin main event Tuesday.
Shinya Aoki, middle, will face Kazushi Sakaruba in the Rizin main event Tuesday.
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MMA Fighting has Rizin results for the Aoki vs. Sakuraba fight card at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on Tuesday.

In the main event, Shinya Aoki will square off against legend Kazushi Sakuraba. The main card will also feature the first fights of the Heavyweight Grand Prix.

Check out the Rizin results below. The second part of the Rizin event will be Thursday.

Main event:
Shinya Aoki def. Kazushi Sakuraba via TKO (punches) in R1

Heavyweight Grand Prix (opening round)
Vadim Nemkov def. Goran Reljic via TKO (strikes) in R1
Jiri Prochazka def. Satoshi Ishii via KO (punch and knee) in R1
Teodoras Aukstuolis def. Bruno Cappelozza via KO (punches) in R1
Muhammed Lawal def. Brett McDermott via KO (punches) in R1
Valentin Moldovsky def. Yuta Uchida via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:20 of R1 - (tourney reserve bout)

Featured fights:
Hiroyuki Takaya def. Dalki Hata via unanimous decision
Hideo Tokoro def. Kizaemon Saiga via submission (armbar) in R1
Anatoly Tokov def. A.J. Matthews via KO (punch) in R1 
Felipe Efrain def. Yuki Motoya via KO (punches) in R1*
Kirill Sidelnikov def. Carlos Toyota via TKO (punches) at 2:33 of R1
Tsuyoshi Kohsaka def. James Thompson via TKO (punches) at 1:58 of R2

K-1 rules fights:
Hiroya Kawabe def. Akiyo Nishiura via KO (punch) in R3

Mixed rules fights:
Hinata Watanabe def. Kazuyuki Miyata via TKO (knockdowns) in R1

*Fight ruled a no-contest because Efrain missed weight