RIZIN Fighting Federation returned to action on Saturday, April 1 with RIZIN 41 going down at the Maruzen Intec Arena in Osaka, Japan.
The ten-fight card was topped by a kickboxing match-up featuring standout bantamweight Kouzi taking on Ryusei Ashizawa. There was certainly no love lost between the main event pair, with Kouzi stating ahead of the fight that “The reason why the trash talk didn’t work out is because he’s got nothing intelligent to say. What kind of adult gets annoyed when a puppy barks at you? He’s just a jealous hater. A man’s jealousy can get you killed. Poor guy.”
On the MMA side of things, former UFC fighter Yoshinori Horie was paired up with Azerbaijan’s Vugar Karamov. Horie had won three straight coming into the fight, while Karamov was 3-1 under the RIZIN banner.
Full results from RIZIN 41, which goes down Saturday, April 1, 2023, can be found below. The event streams live via Fite.tv.
RIZIN 41 Results
Ryusei Ashizawa def. Kouzi by split decision — Kickboxing
Vugar Karamov def. Yoshinori Horie by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2
Keita Nakamura def. Strasser Kiichi by KO (punches), Round 2
Makoto Shinryu def. Daichi Kitakata by submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 2
Kyohei Hagiwara def. Kyle Aguon by unanimous decision
Koichi Ishizuka def. Kintaro by split decision
Kyung Pyo Kim def. Sho Patrick Usami by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 3:33
Mehman Mamedov def. Yusaku Nakamura by KO (punches), Round 1, 0:23
Shun def. Motoki by TKO (punch), Round 1, 1:37 — Kickboxing
Sota “Cerberus” Kimura def. Shingeki no Yuki by TKO (body punch), Round 3 — Kickboxing
Asatoro def. Shin Sakurai by unanimous decision — Kickboxing
Daichi Akahira def. Yuto Oiwa by TKO (punch), Round 1, 2:47