Kyoji Horiguchi

RIZIN 18 Fights Announced, Including Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Kai Asakura, Takeya Mizugaki vs. Manel...

Kyoji Horiguchi and Takeya Mizugaki are among the names announced for August's RIZIN 18 card. The first batch of fights for August's RIZIN 18 were announced Monday by Japan's RIZIN Fighting Federation. And the promotion is wasting no time getting...
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After USADA Issues, Ivan Shtyrkov Joins RIZIN 17, Faces Kim Hoon In One of...

A light heavyweight bout between Ivan Shtyrkov and Kim Hoon is among three new additions to the RIZIN 17 card later this month in Saitama, Japan. Ivan Shtyrkov (16-0-1) has signed on with Japan's RIZIN FF, the promotion has announced....
Seo Hee Ham

Seo Hee Ham, ROAD FC Atomweight Champ, Will Appear at RIZIN 17

ROAD FC's women's atomweight champ Seo Hee Ham is among the most recent additions to the upcoming RIZIN 17 card. RIZIN FF has announced a trio of fights for July's RIZIN 17 card. Among them, ROAD FC atomweight champ Seo...
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Bellator’s Patricky Pitbull to Take Part in RIZIN Lightweight Grand Prix

Patricky Pitbull will be the next member of the Bellator MMA roster to try his hand at winning big in Japan — as part of the RIZIN Fighting Federation lightweight grand prix. At Bellator 222 in New York on Friday,...
Nobuyuki Sakakibaravideo

Bellator 222: While Guaranteeing Horiguchi Win Over Caldwell, RIZIN’s Nobuyuki Sakakibara Floats Hawaii As...

RIZIN President Nobuyuki Sakakibara expects cross-promotional efforts to continue, and has an idea for where a rubber match between Kyoji Horiguchi and Darrion Caldwell could take place. New York, NY — One of the most interesting aspects to Bellator 222...
Yusuke Yachi

Initial RIZIN 17 Bouts Announced As Promotion Teases Lightweight Grand Prix

RIZIN 17 is set for Saitama, Japan, just outside Tokyo this July, with a potential qualifying bout for the promotion's upcoming lightweight grand prix announced. The Grand Prix business is in full swing once again in MMA. With both Bellator...
RIZIN 16

RIZIN 16: Nasukawa vs. Blanco Live Results

RIZIN 16 was live on June 2, 2019 as Tenshin Nasukawa headlined from the World Memorial Hall in Kobe, Japan. The live results are below. RIZIN 16: Nasukawa vs. Blanco live from the World Memorial Hall in Kobe, Japan on...
Martin Blanco and Tenshin Nasukawa RIZIN 16

RIZIN 16 Weigh-in Results: All Fighters Make Weight

All fighters made weight for Sunday's RIZIN 16, featuring the return of Tenshin Nasukawa, and a rematch between Ayaka Hamasaki and Jinh Yu Frey. RIZIN Fighting Federation's second event of 2016 was set to unfold Sunday in Kobe, Japan. Once...
Tenshin Nasukawa

Tenshin Nasukawa’s RIZIN 16 Opponent Stripped of Title, Martin Blanco Steps In

Tenshin Nasukawa has had a late change of opponents for June's RIZIN 16 in Kobe. The upcoming RIZIN 16 card is, once again, featuring MMA and kickboxing standout Tenshin Nasukawa in action. However, a planned title bout for the ISKA...
Daron Cruickshank

RIZIN 16 Card Finalized, Daron Cruickshank Returns

Daron Cruickshank returns at RIZIN 16, which is now complete, the promotion revealed Monday. The RIZIN 16 card has been finalized. In a press release Monday, RIZIN officials unveiled the full line-up for the show, featuring 14 bouts. While a...

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UFC San Antonio: Roxanne Modafferi Reacts to Maia Missing Weight, Suggests...

No stranger to opponents missing weight, Roxanne Modafferi was not deterred by Jennifer Maia coming in heavy — but feels missing weight should have...