86.5
Decision
15:00
      These guys traded a few strikes, they clinched, and Narimani pressed Taha against the fence, taking him down a minute into the opening round. He beat him up with a few punches, and then they reset halfway through the round. Narimani scored another takedown with a minute left in the round, and round one clearly goes to Narimani, even though neither fighter did much actual damage.
     The second round had Narimani taking Taha down again, and he beat him up from sort of a modified side control, while Taha just kind of flailed around from the bottom. Narimani is ahead 20-18 going into the final round. The final round was more of the same, with Narimani taking down Taha and beating him up for the duration of the round. That was a decent UFC debut for Narimani I guess, but it was kind of a boring one-sided grindfest leading to the unanimous decision victory for Nad Narimani.
88.0
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
13:23
      These guys circled around each other while exchanging single punches, until Otsuka scored a takedown 3 minutes into the opening round. They mostly just tied each other up, and then stood back up with a minute left in the round. They traded a few more strikes, and then the round ended. I guess round one goes to Otsuka.
     They clinched early in the second round, and then hit the ground, with Taha ending up on top this time. Taha worked his way around to back control, and then he punched Otsuka in the face a few times, trying to open him up for a choke, but Otuska scrambled back to his feet with 45 seconds left in the round, and they finished the round with Otsuka tripping Taha to the ground. Round two goes to Taha, and I have this fight all tied up going into the final round.
     Otsuka scored an early takedown to start the final round, landing inside Taha's open guard. They stood back up 2 minutes into the final round, Otsuka slapped on a guillotine choke, cranked while he mounted Taha, and Taha was forced to submit. That was a brutal looking guillotine choke, as he nearly ripped Taha's head off.
89.2
KO (Knee & Punches)
4:52
      These guys quickly scrambled to the ground to start the opening round, and Ishibashi secured half mount. He threw a few strikes, and then tried to mount Taha, but Taha did a good job keeping him in half guard. Ishibashi went for a Kimura one minute into the round, but Taha stood up, sprawled over another takedown attempt, and blasted Ishibashi with a hard knee to the head. Ishibashi took him down again 90 seconds into the round. Ishibashi passed to full mount this time, and then he unloaded with some big punches, before taking Taha's back to work for a rear-naked choke. Ishibashi switched it up into an armbar attempt with a minute left in the round, but Taha stacked him, pulled his arm free, stood up, kicked Ishibashi in the face, Ishibashi stood up, Taha rocked him with some punches, blasted him with some hard knees to his face, and then unloaded with some brutal ground & pound, knocking Ishibashi the fuck out. That was a great fight, and a fantastic Rizin debut by Khalid Taha.