Brazilian featherweight Kleber Koike remains unbeaten since joining RIZIN | Photo via RIZIN

Kleber Koike envisioned himself submitting Ulka Sasaki in the main event of RIZIN Trigger 2 on Wednesday, and he eventually did it, but it was no easy task.

The former KSW featherweight champion improved to 4-0 under the RIZIN banner with his fourth submission finish, tapping Sasaki with a rear-naked choke in the second stanza after surviving a knockdown in the opening round.

Unbeaten since signing with the promotion, Koike is now hoping to earn a crack at the 145-pound gold against Juntaro Ushiku and join teammate Roberto Satoshi as RIZIN champions.

@Ulka_Sasaki ROCKS @KoikeKleber early with a right hand

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— RIZIN FF English (@rizin_English) February 23, 2022

THEY ALL WILL TAP @KoikeKleber submits @Ulka_Sasaki in round 2️⃣ of the Main Event!

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In the co-main event, one-time Shooto title contender Kazuma Kuramoto scored a violent knockout over Kenji Kato, stopping with knees to the face on the ground late in round one.

VICIOUS KNEES by @kazuma_kuramoto

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The fastest finish of the night came in a featherweight showdown between Sora Yamamoto and Suguru Nii, with Yamamoto stopping his opponent in less than 40 seconds. Yamamoto dropped Nii with a right hand while waking backwards and followed it up with punches and knees until the referee called it.

THIRTY. FOUR. SECONDS.

Sora Yamamoto wastes no time ⌚

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Check the complete RIZIN Trigger 2 results below.

Kleber Koike def. Ulka Sasaki via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:22
Kazuma Kuramoto def. Kenji Nato via TKO – Round 1, 4:16
Akira Okada def. Takumi Suzuki via unanimous decision
Sora Yamamoto def. Suguru Nii via TKO – Round 1, 0:35
Kohei Tokeshi def. Harry Stallone via KO – Round 2, 3:31
Hikaru Yoshino def. Daisuke Endo via unanimous decision
Kouki Nakagawa def. Katsushi Kojima via unanimous decision
Takuma Uchiyama def. Kotetsu Hara via split decision

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