As many believed would be the case, Fedor Emelianenko had little difficulty taking out Jaideep Singh in “The Last Emperor’s” comeback fight. The bout was part of Rizin Fighting Federation’s second card, which went down today in Saitama, Japan.
The Russian heavyweight came out in his customary fashion, with his right hand loaded, his left hand low, and a bounce in his step. Emelianenko clinched up not long into the bout, but elected to break the grip, when his hands were crossed up with the ropes.
Not long after, however, Emelianeko locked up another body lock and brought Singh to the floor. From there the former PRIDE champ moved into the mount and began peppering the kickboxer with punches. Singh tapped out to the blows, and handed Emelianenko his first win since 2012.
The card also featured the semifinals and finals of Rizin’s heavyweight tournament, and at the end of the day, it was “King Mo” Lawal who took the competition.
Lawal worked his way to a clear cut, unanimous decision win over Teodoras Aukstuolis. In the finals, the Bellator fighter knocked out Jiri Prochazka.
Here are the results from Rizin’s second event, which was hosted by the Saitama Super Arena.
Rizin FF 2
Fedor Emelianenko def. Jaideep Singh via TKO R1
Heavyweight Tournanment Final
“King Mo” Lawal def. Jiri Prochazka via KO (punch) R1, 5:09
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinals
Jiri Prochazka def. Vadim Nemkov via TKO (retirement) R1, 10:00
“King Mo” Lawal def. Teodoras Aukstuolis via unanimous decision
Kron Gracie def. Asen Yamamoto via submission (triangle choke) R1, 4:57
Andy Souwer def. Yuichiro Nagashima via TKO (punches) R1
Kaido Hoovelson def. Peter Aerts via unanimous decision
Gabi Garcia def. Seini Draughn via TKO (punches) R1, 2:36
Soo Chul Kim def. Maike Linhares Galvao Amorim via unanimous decision
Brennan Ward def. Ken Hasegawa via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 1:52
Rena Kubota def. Jleana Valentino via submission (armbar) R2, 3:31