A full three title fights topped the RIZIN 35 card in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday.
The second of back-to-back cards at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza saw the promotion’s lightweight, featherweight, and women’s super atomweight titles all up for grabs. Plus a host of foreign stars, thanks to Japan opening to little by little after strict coronavirus-necessitated lockdowns.
In the main event, Roberto “Satoshi” Souza put his lightweight title on the line against Johnny Case. The Brazilian champ was looking to make the second defense of his belt, after submitting Yusuke Yachi late last year.
Featherweight champ Juntaro Ushiku was set to defend his own title against Yutaka Saito in the co-main event, while Ayaka Hamasaki returned to put her super atomweight belt on the line against Seika Izawa. The fight was an immediate rematch of their December 2021 bout, which had seen Izawa pull off the upset in a non-title affair.
Also appearing at RIZIN 35, UFC and Bellator MMA veteran Spike “The Alpha Ginger” Carlyle, living out a dream by fighting in Japan.
Full results from RIZIN 35, which goes down Sunday, April 17, 2022, can be found below. An English-language live stream is available via LIVE-NOW.
RIZIN 35 Results
Roberto de Souza (c) def. Johnny Case by submission (arm-bar), Round 1, 3:32 – For the RIZIN Lightweight Championship
Juntaro Ushiku (c) def. Yutaka Saito by unanimous decision – For the RIZIN Featherweight Championship
Seika Izawa def. Ayaka Hamasaki (c) by unanimous decision – For the RIZIN Super Atomweight Championship
Tsuyoshi Kosaka def. Mikio Ueda by TKO (strikes) in Round 1
Kanna Asakura def. Sarami by unanimous decision
Spike Carlyle def. Koji Takeda by technical submission (guillotine choke), Round 2, 1:35
Shoma Shibisai def. Rihards Bigis by TKO (punches/elbows), Round 1
Yuki Motoya def. Alan “Hiro” Yamaniha by unanimous decision
Vugar Karamov def. Taichi Nakajima by technical submission (triangle choke), Round 1, 2:00
Kyle Aguon def. Takahiro Ashida by unanimous decision