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Tenshin Nasukawa folds opponent in body-knee KO win at Rizin FF 16

Tenshin Nasukawa picked up the ISKA featherweight title and he did it in vintage Tenshin fashion.

The 20-year-old Japanese star ran through Martin Blanco on Sunday morning at Rizin FF 16 in Kobe, Japan, stopping the Argentinian fighter with a knee to the body in the second round of their kickboxing bout. The 125-pound title fight served as the main event of the card.

With the win over Blanco, Nasukawa is now 32-0 as a professional kickboxer, including 25 stoppage victories. Nasukawa also holds an unbeaten record of 4-0 in MMA.

Below are the full Rizin FF 16 results:

  • Tenshin Nasukawa def. Martin Blanco via knockout (Round 2) (kickboxing)
  • Ayaka Hamasaki def. Jinh Yu Frey via unanimous decision
  • Miyuu Yamamoto def. Kanna Asakura via unanimous decision
  • Jake Heun def. Roque Martinez via split decision
  • Yusaku Nakamura def. Topnoi Tiger Muay Thai via unanimous decision
  • Tofiq Musayev def. Daron Cruickshank via unanimous decision
  • Mamoru Uoi def. Kana Hyatt via technical knockout (Round 3)
  • Ryuji Horio def. Kunitaka Fujiwara via unanimous decision (kickboxing)
  • Erson Yamamoto def. Tim Eschtruth via knockout (Round 1) (kickboxing)
  • Taiju Shiratori def. Hiroto Yamaguchi via unanimous decision (30-28, 29-28, 29-28) (kickboxing)
  • Takaki Soya def. Naiki Kawahara via knockout (Round 1)
  • Kan Nakamura def. Itto Nakatake via knockout (Round 2) (kickboxing)
  • Seiki Ueyama def. Kengo by technical knockout (referee stoppage) (Round 1) (kickboxing)
  • Yuya Shibata def. Yuki Tanaka via technical knockout (Round 1) (kickboxing)

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