Rizin 40 will the prelude to Bellator vs Rizin event on December 31, 2022, at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
The event will feature the Women’s Super Atomwieght Grand Prix final match in the headliner. Seika Izawa takes on Si Woo Park in the final match.
Woo Park holds 3 decision wins in Rizin which includes her wins in the quarterfinal and semifinal of Grand Prix tournament. Izawa is the reigning champion and has defended the title in the first two rounds after becoming the inaugural champion by beating Ayaka Hamasaki.
Naoki Inoue vs Kenta Takizawa bantamweight bout, Tsuyoshi Sudario vs Junior Tafa heavyweight bout and John Dodson vs Hideo Tokoro flyweight bout will all be on the main card. Tune in below as we post results from Rizin 40: Izawa vs Park event.
- Ren Hiramoto def. Genji Umeno via KO (punch) in round 2 (Watch Video)
- Yuki Motoya def. Rogerio Bontorin via KO (knee) at 2:56 of round 2 – Bantamweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Johnny Case def. Nobumitsu Tyson via TKO (Punches) at 0:36 of round 1 – Lightweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Chihiro Suzuki def. Yoshiki Nakahara via KO (Punches) at 4:44 of round 1 – Featherweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Sho Patrick Usami def. Noah Bey via KO (Left hook) at 0:45 of round 1 – Lightweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Yushi def. Tatsuya Nakazawa via unanimous decision – Bantamweight Bout
- John Dodson def. Hideo Tokoro via KO (punches) 1:43 of round 1 – Flyweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Junior Tafa def. Tsuyoshi Sudario via TKO (punches) at 1:38 of round 1 – Heavyweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Co-Main Event: Naoki Inoue def. Kenta Takizawa via submission in round 2- Bantamweight bout (Watch Video)
- Main Event: Seika Izawa def. Si Woo Park via split decision – Atomweight Bout