Oh, Saku. Why did you have to come back? Why did you take your perfectly fine reattached ear and head back into the ring only to get brutally beaten once again? Why?! We didn’t need this. Japanese MMA didn’t need you to come back, only to get brutalized by Shinya Aoki.
This destruction of the Man In Orange was not worth it, even if you were screwed out of loads of cash by the people behind Pride. You didn’t need this. This is a snuff film. This, is a Sakuraba fight.
Rizin, day 1 is in the books. And it’s a sad opening chapter outside of a bunch of cool TKOs to open the day. Damn. Watch the full “fight” between Shinya and Saku below: