RIZIN TRIGGER 1 took place Sunday in Kobe, Japan, and was a unique offering, the first in a new series from RIZIN Fighting Federation.
Lacking more established names, the RIZIN Trigger Series was instead a chance to put the spotlight on up-and-coming talent. And, for the first time in promotion history, fights would be held inside a cage rather than a ring.
Sunday’s inaugural TRIGGER card featured Shoji Maruyama taking on Kyohei Hagiwara in the featherweight main event. Former UFC fighter and rising RIZIN star Yoshinori Horie, meanwhile, returned in the co-feature, opposite Hirotaka Nakada.
In addition to a strong line-up of MMA action, four kickboxing bouts also featured early on the RIZIN TRIGGER 1 card.
Full results from Sunday’s RIZIN TRIGGER 1 can be found below. The full card is available to stream via LIVE-NOW.
RIZIN TRIGGER 1 Full Results
Kyohei Hagiwara def. Shoji Maruyama by TKO, Round 2, 1:19
Yoshinori Horie def. Hirotaka Nakada by unanimous decision
Kiichi Kunimoto def. Takahiro Kawanaka by submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 1, 4:10
Ryuichiro Sumimura def. Yasaku Kinoshita by DQ, Round 2, 2:34
Mamoru Uoi def. Hiroki Yamashita by knockout (soccer kick), Round 1, 4:53
Tatsuki Saomoto def. Takashi Matsuba by split decision
Chihiro Suzuki def. Sora Yamamoto by unanimous decision
Grant Bogdanove def. Keisuke Okuda by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1:07
Daiki Tsubota def. Makoto Kamaya by knockout (knee), Round 2, 2:49
Jin Mandokoro def. Yu Hiramatsu by knockout, Round 2, 1:08 – Kickboxing
Tepparith def. Hiroto Ichimura by knockout, Round 2 – Kickboxing
Momoka Mandokoro def. Miku by unanimous decision – Kickboxing
Kenji Kato def. Katsuya Fujiwara by TKO, Round 2, 1:21
Tsubasa Morii def. Fujimon by unanimous decision – Kickboxing