Japan’s RIZIN Fighting Federation returned to action on Sunday, with a five-fight card making up RIZIN Landmark Vol. 2.
In the main event, Chihiro Suzuki was looking for his second straight win under the promotional banner when he took on Ren Hiramoto. Primarily a kickboxer, Hiramoto was competing for just the second time in mixed martial arts.
“This will be my first time headlining an MMA event but I don’t really feel any pressure about it. I’m going to take this fight just like any other fight and do my best to win,” Suzuki was quoted as saying in a press release ahead of the fight.
Hiramoto, meanwhile, was excited to show what he’d been working on since his MMA debut in 2020. “I’m finally going to be able to show what I’ve been working on in the ring. I’m very excited and can’t wait until the bell rings.”
RIZIN Landmark Vol. 2 takes place Sunday, March 6, 2022 at a secret, undisclosed venue in Japan. An English language broadcast is available via LIVE-NOW, with Joe Ferrarro and Damien Brown on commentary. Full results can be found below.
RIZIN Landmark Vol. 2 Results
Chihiro Suzuki def. Ren Hiramoto by unanimous decision
Shoji vs. Hiroaki Suzuki def. Shoji by TKO, Round 1, 1:12
Nadaka Yoshinara def. Yusei Shirahata by TKO, Round 2, 1:02 — kickboxing
Kuya Ito def. Uoi Fullswing by unanimous decision
Coro def. Takuma Masuda by split decision