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RIZIN 25 to Feature Mikuru Asakura vs. Yutaka Saito Title Fight

The newly announced RIZIN 25 card, set to go down on November 21 in Osaka, Japan, will feature the crowning of a new featherweight champion. In just the promotion's second visit to the the southern Honshu city, Mirkuru Asakura will...
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RIZIN 24: Tenshin vs. Kouzi Photo Highlights

This past Sunday, RIZIN Fighting Federation returned, with a couple of its rising standout stars atop the card. Both Tenshin Nasukawa and Kai Asakura were in action at RIZIN 24, which went down Sunday in Saitama. Both fighters picked up...
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RIZIN 24: Tenshin vs. Kouzi Results

Japan's RIZIN Fighting Federation was back in action Sunday, with young star Tenshin Nasukawa (37-0 Kickboxing, 4-0 MMA) once against topping the bill. The agile and exhilarating kickboxer was getting one of the toughest tests of his undefeated career...
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RIZIN 24 Adds Kai Asakura vs. Shoji, Rena vs. Emi Tomimatsu

RIZIN Fighting Federation has added a pair of additional bouts to RIZIN 24 later this month. On Tuesday, RIZIN officials announced via social media that Kai Asakura vs. Shoji, and RENA vs. Emi Tomimatsu, had been added to the card....
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RIZIN 24 Announced with Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Kouzi Featured

RIZIN 24 will take place next month. On Wednesday, RIZIN Fighting Federation announced following a press conference in Japan that RIZIN 24 would take place on September 27 in Saitama at the famed Saitama Super Arena. Once again, the event...
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RIZIN 23 Results: Kai Asakura Claims Gold

PRIDE never die. Well, PRIDE rules never die, anyway. At least not at RIZIN 23, where budding star Kai Asakura soccer kicked his way to gold. Fighting for the title vacated by Manel Kape after he jumped ship to the...
Ayaka Hamasaki RIZIN FF

RIZIN 22 Results: Roberto de Souza, Ayaka Hamaski Among Winners

RIZIN Fighting Federation returned to action Sunday, with RIZIN 22, the first of two back-to-back cards, going down in Yokohama, Japan. Among the big winners on the night, Roberto de Souza, a danger on the mat thanks to his BJJ...
Kai Asakura (right) vs. Manel Kape, RIZIN

RIZIN 22 and RIZIN 23 Officially Announced, Fans Expected to Attend

Japan's RIZIN Fighting Federation is the next MMA promotion to get back underway. Following the return of the UFC, Invicta FC, and commitments from LFA, KSW, and ONE Championship to follow suit, RIZIN has announced a pair of shows....
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RIZIN Champion Manel Kape to face Rogerio Bontorin at UFC 252

RIZIN Bantamweight champion Manel Kape will make his highly-anticipated UFC debut at UFC 252 against Brazil’s Rogerio Bontorin. According to a report from Brazilian outlet Combate, RIZIN bantamweight champion Manel Kape will make his UFC debut against Rogerio Bontorin at...
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Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiri Prochazka in the works for UFC’s July 11 Event

Former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir will face RIZIN FF champion Jiri Prochazka in Prochazka’s UFC debut bout on July 11th. A light heavyweight contender fight is in the works for UFC’s July 11 event. Former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir will face...

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UFC 254 is a go, with weigh-ins for the event going down early Friday. The card is headlined by the reigning lightweight champ Khabib...