A Rizin FF fighter knocked her 47-year-old opponent out with a vicious knee strike to the head.. Rena Kubota, a 30-year-old Rizin FF star, finished veteran opponent Miyuu Yamamoto, 47, with a brutal knee strike Saturday in the main event of a Japanese MMA show that took place inside the 10,000 capacity Okinawa Arena.
The women’s strawweight fighters were matched for the first time in 2016, when Kubota was a novice with only one fight (a win) on her record. A first-round guillotine choke by Kubota submitted Yamamoto, who was making her pro debut.
Over the weekend, Kubota ensured there was no case for revenge as she scored a repeat result, though this time she finished Yamamoto with strikes, rather than a submission.
It almost went against the momentum of the match as Yamamoto performed well in the opening round with a control of the fight on the ground.
But she unraveled in the second when Kubota caught her with a knee that was timed so well, the live camera angle did not do it justice.
Watch it here:
—RIZIN FF English (@rizin_English) November 20, 2021
Here’s another angle, as the knockout looks even better in slow-motion:
—AlwaysOnWalks (@AcidHaze) November 20, 2021
With the win, Kubota advanced her pro MMA record to 12 wins (seven knockouts, two submissions, and three decisions) against three losses.
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