Tenshin Nasukawa picked up the ISKA featherweight title and he did it in vintage Tenshin fashion.
The 20-year-old Japanese star ran through Martin Blanco on Sunday morning at Rizin FF 16 in Kobe, Japan, stopping the Argentinian fighter with a knee to the body in the second round of their kickboxing bout. The 125-pound title fight served as the main event of the card.
With the win over Blanco, Nasukawa is now 32-0 as a professional kickboxer, including 25 stoppage victories. Nasukawa also holds an unbeaten record of 4-0 in MMA.
Below are the full Rizin FF 16 results:
- Tenshin Nasukawa def. Martin Blanco via knockout (Round 2) (kickboxing)
- Ayaka Hamasaki def. Jinh Yu Frey via unanimous decision
- Miyuu Yamamoto def. Kanna Asakura via unanimous decision
- Jake Heun def. Roque Martinez via split decision
- Yusaku Nakamura def. Topnoi Tiger Muay Thai via unanimous decision
- Tofiq Musayev def. Daron Cruickshank via unanimous decision
- Mamoru Uoi def. Kana Hyatt via technical knockout (Round 3)
- Ryuji Horio def. Kunitaka Fujiwara via unanimous decision (kickboxing)
- Erson Yamamoto def. Tim Eschtruth via knockout (Round 1) (kickboxing)
- Taiju Shiratori def. Hiroto Yamaguchi via unanimous decision (30-28, 29-28, 29-28) (kickboxing)
- Takaki Soya def. Naiki Kawahara via knockout (Round 1)
- Kan Nakamura def. Itto Nakatake via knockout (Round 2) (kickboxing)
- Seiki Ueyama def. Kengo by technical knockout (referee stoppage) (Round 1) (kickboxing)
- Yuya Shibata def. Yuki Tanaka via technical knockout (Round 1) (kickboxing)