RIZIN 30 Photo Highlights

Naoki Inoue RIZIN 30
Naoki Inoue, RIZIN 30 Credit: RIZIN FF

RIZIN 30 went down Sunday at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan — with the continuation of the promotion’s bantamweight grand prix atop the card.

Four quarterfinal fights saw the bantamweight tournament narrowed down to the final four fighters. Three of the four went the distance, with Kai Asakura, Naoki Inoue, and Hiromasa Ougikubo all earning unanimous decision wins to move on in the grand prix.

The lone stoppage among the quarterfinal fights saw Kenta Takizawa stop the well-known Yuki Motoya with punches in the opening round.

In a non-title fight, RIZIN super atomweight champ Ayaka Hamasaki defeated veteran Emi Fujino.

Full results from Sunday’s RIZIN 30 card and a gallery of highlights can be found below!


Kai Asakura def. Alan Yamaniha by unanimous decision – RIZIN Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Naoki Inoue def. Yuto Hokamura by unanimous decision – RIZIN Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Hiromasa Ougikubo def. Takafumi Otsuka by unanimous decision – RIZIN Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Kenta Takizawa def. Yuki Motoya by TKO (Punches), Round 1, 2:27 – RIZIN Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Ayaka Hamasaki (c) def. Emi Fujino by unanimous decision
Yusuke Yachi def. Koji Takeda unanimous decision
Yoshinori Horie def. Ulka Sasaki unanimous decision
Shinobu Ota def. Yuta Kubo unanimous decision
Shoji Maruyama def. Chihiro Suzuki by KO (punches), Round 1, 0:20
Panchan Rina def. Momoka Mandokoro by unanimous decision – kickboxing