ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at Creators.co
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Ryan Matsunaga

Rizin returned last night for the opening round of their 2016 Openweight Grand Prix, broadcast live from the historic Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

In classic JMMA fashion, it was an evening as full of crazy theatrics as it was great fights. Despite the late hour, the diehard fans turned out in force online to experience the event together. Join us as we relive the epic night in tweets:

Gabi Garcia vs. Destanie Yarbrough

Kanako Murata vs. Kyra Batara

Minoru "Philip" Kimura vs. Charles "Felony" Bennett

Teodoras Aukstuolis vs. Szymon Bajor

Joao Almeida vs. Amir Aliakbari

Karl Albrektsson vs. Valentin Moldavsky

Jiri Prochazka vs. Mark Tanios

Kizaemon Saiga vs. Erson Yamamoto

Andy Souwer vs. Daron Cruickshank

Baruto vs Kazuyuki Fujita

Mirko Cro Cop vs. Hyun Man Myung

RENA vs. Miyuu Yamamoto

Kron Gracie vs. Hideo Tokoro

Rizin will return in December for the Openweight Finals.