It’s a new year in MMA and things have certainly been crazy this last year, including all of the past week’s fight cards:

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Rizin 3 World Grand-Prix 2016: 2nd Round

Rizin Fighting Federation hosted an event at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Japan on Thursday, December 29:

Openweight Grand-Prix Quarter-Finals Croatia Mirko Filipović def. United States Muhammed Lawal TKO (Punches) 2 6:41
Openweight Grand-Prix Quarter-Finals Estonia Baruto Kaito def. Japan Tsuyoshi Kohsaka Decision (Unanimous) 2 10:00
Openweight Grand-Prix Quarter-Finals Iran Amir Aliakbari def. United States Heath Herring Decision (Unanimous) 2 10:00
Openweight Grand-Prix Quarter-Finals Russia Valentin Moldavsky def. Poland Szymon Bajor Decision (Unanimous) 2 10:00
Female Flyweight 57 kg Japan Rin Nakai def. Japan Kanako Murata Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 3 11:16
Flyweight 57 kg Japan Tenshin Nasukawa def. Ukraine Nikita Sapun TKO (Punches) 1 2:45
Lightweight 70 kg Japan Kazuyuki Miyata def. Netherlands Andy Souwer Submission (Armbar) 1 4:39
Bantamweight 61 kg Japan Yuki Motoya def. Brazil Allan Nascimento Decision (Split) 2 15:00
Flyweight 58 kg Japan Tatsumitsu Wada def. New Zealand Kai Kara France Decision (Unanimous) 3 15:00
Featherweight 66 kg Japan Yusuke Yachi def. Philippines Mario Sismundo TKO (Knee to the Body) 1 0:18
Female Atomweight 48 kg United States Alyssa Garcia def. Japan Kanna Asakura Decision (Unanimous) 3 15:00
Openweight Grand-Prix Reserve Fight Russia Vadim Nemkov def. Brazil Alison Vicente TKO (Punches) 1 0:54
Lightweight 70 kg Japan Satoru Kitaoka def. United States Daron Cruickshank Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 8:18

UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey

The UFC hosted an event at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on December 30th broadcast on pay-per-view:

Women’s Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) def. Ronda Rousey TKO (punches) 1 0:48
Bantamweight Cody Garbrandt def. Dominick Cruz (c) Decision (unanimous) (48-46, 48-47, 48-46) 5 5:00
Bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw def. John Lineker Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Welterweight Dong Hyun Kim def. Tarec Saffiedine Decision (split) (27-30, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (129.5 lbs) Ray Borg def. Louis Smolka Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Catchweight (173.5 lbs) Neil Magny def. Johny Hendricks Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Antônio Carlos Júnior def. Marvin Vettori Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Alex Garcia def. Mike Pyle KO (punch) 1 3:34
Welterweight Niko Price def. Brandon Thatch Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 4:30
Welterweight Alex Oliveira vs. Tim Means NC (illegal knees) 1 3:33

Rizin 4 World Grand-Prix 2016: Final Round

Rizin Fighting Federation hosted an event at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Japan on Saturday, December 31:

Openweight Grand-Prix Final Croatia Mirko Filipović def. Iran Amir Aliakbari KO (Punches) 1 2:03
Featherweight 66 kg Brazil Kron Gracie def. Japan Tatsuya Kawajiri Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 2 12:05
Bantamweight 62 kg Japan Hideo Tokoro def. Japan Asen Yamamoto Submission (Armbar) 1 1:19
Female Atomweight 49 kg Japan Rena Kubota def. Poland Hanna Gujwan TKO (Body Kick) 3 12:47
Female Strawweight 53 kg United States Andy Nguyen def. Japan Miyu Yamamoto Submission (Armbar) 1 4:42
Flyweight 58 kg Japan Kizaemon Saiga def. South Africa Dillin West TKO (Punches) 1 2:03
Female Openweight Brazil Gabi Garcia def. Japan Yumiko Hotta TKO (Punches) 1 0:41
Catchweight 82 kg Japan Hayato Sakurai def. Japan Wataru Sakata TKO (Punches) 2 12:37
Openweight Grand-Prix Semi-Finals Iran Amir Aliakbari def. Russia Valentin Moldavsky Decision (Split) 2 10:00
Openweight Grand-Prix Semi-Finals Croatia Mirko Filipović def. Estonia Baruto Kaito TKO (Knee to the Body) 1 0:49
Flyweight 57 kg Japan Tenshin Nasukawa def. United States Dylan Kawika Oligo Submission (Guillotine Choke) 2 3:37