Tofiq Musayev Defeats Patricky Pitbull, Becomes RIZIN Lightweight Grand Prix Winner

Tofiq Musayev won the RIZIN Lightweight Grand Prix, stopping Patricky Pitbull in the grand finale at RIZIN 20 on Tuesday, at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Musayev went three rounds with the Bellator fighter, getting a unanimous decision victory.

While a lot of the battle was focused on stand-up, Musayev was the fighter who consistently landed takedowns and pushed the pace of the fight.

To win the Lightweight Grand Prix, Musayev had to fight twice in one night. He punched his ticket to the finals by defeating Johnny Case with punches in the first round. Pitbull stopped Luiz Gustavo in the following fight to get into the finals.

The loss is the first one Pitbull has seen since 2016 when he lost to Michael Chandler.

Musayev has been undefeated since 2015, having five of those wins in RIZIN.

His quarter-final victory came against Tatsuya Kawajiri at RIZIN 19, defeating him in just over a minute with strikes.

In the fight before on the card, Jiri Prochazka made the first defence of his RIZIN Light Heavyweight Championship, defeating C.B. Dollaway.

Full coverage of the event can be found here.


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