Read about the unbelievable upset at Super RIZIN 2 as Chihiro Suzuki knocks out Patricio Pitbull in a lightweight showdown. Get all the details and complete fight results here.
Unbelievable Upset at Super RIZIN 2: Suzuki Knocks Out Pitbull
In a stunning turn of events at the Saitama Super Arena, Chihiro Suzuki shocked the world by delivering the biggest upset in promotion history. Going up against Bellator champion Patricio Pitbull in a lightweight showdown, Suzuki emerged victorious with a knockout in just half a round.
Suzuki, who took the fight on less than a week’s notice, wasted no time in making his mark. With two brutal right hands, he sent Pitbull crashing to the canvas, knocking out the featherweight champion cold. This victory extends Suzuki’s undefeated streak to seven fights in RIZIN.
It’s worth noting that Suzuki’s previous setback against then featherweight champion Kleber Koike was overturned to a no-contest due to Koike’s weight miss. Pitbull, on the other hand, has now suffered back-to-back losses for the first time in his career.
The main event at Super RIZIN 2 featured a bout for the vacant RIZIN featherweight title. Vugar Karamov seized the opportunity by forcing Japanese superstar Mikuru Asakura to tap to a rear-naked choke in the middle of the first round. This victory crowns Karamov as the new featherweight champion.
In the co-main event, Juan Archuleta, a seasoned Bellator veteran, made history by becoming the first American to win a RIZIN title. Archuleta secured a unanimous decision victory over Hiromasa Ougikubo.
The third championship match of the night saw Seika Izawa successfully defend her atomweight throne. Izawa submitted Claire Lopez with a ninja choke in just 65 seconds.
Check out the complete Super RIZIN 2 results below:
|Vugar Keramov||def. Mikuru Asakura||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||2:41|
|Juan Archuleta||def. Hiromasa Ougikubo||Unanimous Decision||–||–|
|Seika Izawa||def. Claire Lopez||Submission (ninja choke)||1||1:05|
|Chihiro Suzuki||def. Patricio Pitbull||KO||1||2:32|
|Tofiq Musayev||def. Akira Okada||KO||2||1:11|
|Shinobu Ota||def. Kenta Takizawa||TKO||1||4:54|
|Igor Tanabe||def. Daichi Abe||Submission (inverted heel hook)||1||4:34|
|Yuki Ito||def. Hiroya Kondo||Split Decision||–||–|
This event showcased incredible talent and unforgettable moments. Super RIZIN 2 will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the most thrilling nights in MMA.