RIZIN 31: Yokohama Photo Highlights

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Juntaro Ushiku RIZIN 31
Juntaro Ushiku, RIZIN 31 Credit: RIZIN FF

RIZIN Fighting Federation traveled to Yokohama, on the island of Honshu, Japan for their latest event, RIZIN 31.

Taking place at the Pia Arena in Yokohama (a bit south of Japan), the event saw the promotion’s featherweight title change hands, as DEEP champ Juntaro Ushiku claimed the belt, following a doctor’s stoppage TKO against now-former champion Yutaka Saito.

Nine of eleven fights (including two kickboxing bouts) ended early, with Jewels atomweight champ Saori Oshima defeating promotional darling Kanna Asakura in one of the few fights to go the distance. The split decision loss leaves Asakura with back-to-back defeats for the first time in her 24-fight career.

Full results and a gallery of highlights from RIZIN 31 can be found below!

RIZIN 31: Yokohama Results

Juntaro Ushiku def. Yutaka Saito (c) by TKO (doctor’s stoppage), Round 2, 4:26 – For the Rizin FF Featherweight Championship
Saori Oshima def. Kanna Asakura by split decision
Tsuyoshi Sudario def. Saint by KO, Round 1, 1:51
Masanori Kanehara def. Takahiro Ashida by KO, Round 2, 1:18
Akira Okada def. Daichi Abe by submission (north-south choke), Round 2, 4:34
Daisuke Nakamura def. Suguru Nii by submission (arm-bar), Round 1, 2:16
Rikuto Shirakawa def. Takuya Yamamoto by TKO, Round 1, 3:48
Nadaka Yoshinari def. Naoki Ishikawa by TKO (three knockdown rule), Round 1, 2:30 – Kickboxing
Yuki Ito def. Yusaku Nakamura by TKO, Round 1, 4:51
Seiichiro Ito def. Kunta Hashimoto by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 4:07
Ryuya Okuwaki def. Ryuto Oinuma by majority decision – Kickboxing

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