RIZIN FF 13 took place on 30 September 2018 in the legendary Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan.
While Typhoon Trami rapidly approached the metro area, the promoters adjusted the order of go and sped up the timeline of the event so that attendees could make their last trains home: the JR Railways was closing at 8:00pm because of the incoming storm.
Saitama was at capacity. The roof was raised to allow for additional seating, because the event quickly sold out. Chairman Nobuyuki Sakakibara announced an attendance of 27,208 – an historic number for RIZIN.
In the main event, Japan’s biggest superstars Tenshin Nasukawa and Kyoji Horiguchi fought a thrilling three rounds of kickboxing to a decision in favor of Tenshin. In the co-main event, Andy Nguyen made a show of her own in her walk out to Michael Jackson’s “Annie” but it was Miyuu Yamamoto who won and brought the house down when she collapsed, sobbed, and pointed to the sky for her recently deceased brother, the legend KID Yamamoto.
#9 Kickboxing – 58 kg Catchweight Match
Tenshin Nasukawa def Kyoji Horiguchi by Unanimous Decision
Click here for the full photo album of Tenshin versus Kyoji.
#8 Women’s 49kg Catchweight Match
Miyuu Yamamoto def Andy Nguyen by Unanimous Decision
#7 Heavyweight Match
Mirko Filipović def Roque Martinez by TKO, doctor stoppage to cut, R1
#12 Light Heavyweight Match
Jiří Procházka def Jake Heun by TKO, R1
#11 66kg Catchweight Match
Mikuru Asakura def Karshyga Dautbek by Unanimous Decision
#10 Lightweight Match
Daron Cruickshank def Diego Brandão by KO, flying knee R1
#6 Openweight Match
Bob Sapp def Osunaarashi by Unanimous Decision
#5 53kg Catchweight Match
Haruo Ochi def Mitsuhisa Sunabe by TKO, R3
#4 59kg Catchweight Match
Kai Asakura def Topnoi Tiger Muay Thai by Unanimous Decision
#3 Women’s 49kg Catchweight Match
Ayaka Hamasaki def Mina Kurobe by Submission, kimura, R1
#2 Kickboxing 69kg Catchweight Match
Taiga Kawabe vs Kento Haraguchi Majority Draw
#1 Flyweight Match
Manel Kape def Yusaku Nakamura by Submission, rnc, R3