Yuki Yoza declared the winner by knockout after a kick to Kan Nakamura’s groin

Yuki Yoza claimed victory by knockout in a controversial bout against Kan Nakamura during the highly anticipated face-off at RISE ELDORADO 2024. The event, featuring a series of matchups between K-1 and RISE stars, stirred excitement among fans eager to witness the clash between Yoza and Nakamura.

In a startling turn of events, Yoza was declared the winner after a kick to Nakamura’s groin area in the third round. Despite protests and allegations of foul play, referee Wada determined that the kick landed on the thigh, ultimately sealing Yoza’s victory. This decision sparked outrage among spectators and garnered attention as a potential “Robbery of the Year.”

The contentious nature of the match fueled discussions surrounding the rules and regulations of combat sports. While Combat Sambo and Leithwei permit groin shots, other disciplines like UFC have strict regulations against such tactics. In the early days of UFC, groin strikes were allowed, leading to memorable moments like Keith Hackney’s punches to Joe Son’s groin. However, modern rulesets have since evolved to prioritize athlete safety and fairness.

This stacked card promises to deliver an action-packed night of elite-level action.

Shiro Matsumoto vs. Toki Tamaru
121 lbs
Chadd Collins vs. Miguel Trindade
143 lbs
Taiju Shiratori vs. Sung Hyun Lee
143 lbs
Kazuki Osaki vs. D. Kharroubi
118 lbs
Kan Nakamura vs. Yuki Yoza
139 lbs
Masahiko Suzuki vs. Akihiro Kaneko
121 lbs
Ryu Hanaoka vs. Koji Ikeda
117 lbs
Hyu Iwata vs. Ryuka
139 lbs
Yuki Tanaka vs. Koya Saito
143 lbs
Koyata Yamada vs. Ryunosuke Omori
121 lbs
Tenshi Matsumoto vs. Ryujin Nasukawa
114 lbs
Shoa Arii vs. M. Matsushita
121 lbs
Yugo Kato vs. C. BoonLanna
121 lbs
Kenta vs. Yura
143 lbs
Naofumi Yamashina vs. Norio Yokoyama
132 lbs
Taku vs. Yuta Take
139 lbs
Yun Tojima def Saya Tsukamoto
Unanimous Dec
Fuga Tokoro def Shoma Okumura
Majority Dec