The 2008 Olympic judo heavyweight gold medalist Satoshi Ishii entered this fight with a pro mma record of 14-4-1 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.39 heavyweight in the world. He lost twice to Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic in 2014 (=Ishii vs Filipovic I and Filipovic vs Ishii II), but he came back to win in 2015 beating Nick Rossborough and Will Penn.
His opponent, Jiri Prochazka, has a record of 14-2-1 (93% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.49 light heavyweight. He suffered his last defeat in 2013 when he faced Abdul-Kerim Edilov, since then he has collected eight victories and one draw. Ishii vs Prochazka is the quarterfinal of the 8-men Rizin FF tournament; undercard of Kazushi Sakuraba vs Shinya Aoki – Rizin FF 1 Saraba. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Rizin FF 1 Saraba (Farewell) Fiesta
Where: Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
Division: catchweight (220 lbs, 99.8 kg)
Rizin FF 1 fight card (main fights):
Kazushi Sakuraba vs Shinya Aoki
Satoshi Ishii vs Jiri Prochazka
Goran Reljic vs Vadim Nemkov
Teodoras Aukstuolis vs Bruno Henrique Cappelozza
Muhammed Lawal vs Brett McDermott
Prochazka’s next fight: Jiri Prochazka vs Vadim Nemkov
Ishii’s next fight: Quinton Jackson vs Satoshi Ishii
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