Anthony Birchak showed heart and composure, but he was still no match for a smothering Tatsuya Kawajiri at today’s “Rizin FF 5: Sakura” event.
The featherweight fight headlined the show, which streamed live on FITE TV from Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.
With the unanimous-decision win over fellow UFC vet Birchak (13-4), Kawajiri (36-11) bounces back from a submission loss to Kron Gracie in his promotional debut, which took place at Rizin FF Grand Prix 2016 this past year. Birchak, in turn, kicks off his Rizin FF career on a sour note after a recent 2-2 UFC stint.
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