Sunday at the RIZIN 12 event, Kaitlin Young and Kanako Murata both earned impressive victories in high-profile match-ups.
In a 117-pound contest, former UFC strawweight Angela Magana made an unsuccessful promotional debut, finding herself victim of a second-round Von Flue Choke at the hands of Kanako Murata.
The victory for Murata means she improves her record to 8-1. Meanwhile, Magana drops to 11-10 and is now on a six-fight losing streak in professional MMA competition.
Elsewhere, King Reina was unsuccessful in her second fight at featherweight, losing a unanimous decision to Invicta FC veteran Kaitlin Young.
Young improves her record to 8-9-1 and is successful in her first MMA fight since 2014, rebounding from a tough four-fight losing skid. Reina drops to 8-2 and is now 2-2 in her last four fights following a split decision loss to Cindy Dandois last December.
RIZIN 12 took place this past Sunday August 12 from the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Nagoya, Japan. The entire event was aired live on pay-per-view via FITE TV.