The highly anticipated battle between Tenshin Nasukawa and Takeru Sagawa lived up to the hype. In the end, Nasukawa walked away with the victory.
The legendary kickboxers battled it out in the main event of The Match 2022, an event co-promoted by K-1, Rise, and RIZIN. It was an exciting striking battle from the very beginning and following the final bell, Nasukawa — who dropped Sagawa at the end of the first round — earned the nod across the board on the judges’ scorecards.
Check out highlights of the fight below:
In the co-main event, Kaito defeated Masaki Noiri in the extension round via unanimous decision, while Kento Haraguchi stopped Hideaki Yamazaki in the second round in the feature contest.
Check out full results of The Match 2022 below:
Tenshin Nasukawa def. Takeru Nasukawa via unanimous decision
Kaito def. Masaki Noiri via unanimous decision
Kento Haraguchi def. Hideaki Yamazaki via TKO – Round 2
Rukiya Anpo def. Kosei Yamada via unanimous decision
Kongnapa Weerasakreck def. Taiju Shiratori via TKO – Round 1
Kan Nakamura def. Leona Pettas via majority decision
Ya-Man def. Ryusei Ashizawa via KO – Round 1
Hiromi Wajima def. Bey Noah via unanimous decision
Sina Karimian def. Rikiya Yamashita via unanimous decision
Mahmoud Sattari def. Yuta Uchia via KO – Round 1
Yuki Kasahara def. Chihiro Nakajima via unanimous decision
Kazane def. Toma Kuroda via unanimous decision
Mutsuki Ebata def. Riamu via split decision
Masashi Kimura def. Shiro via unanimous decision
Masahiko Suzuki def. Akihiro Kaneko via majority decision
Rui Okubo def. Ryujin Nasukawa via unanimous decision