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RIZIN 22 and RIZIN 23 Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Japan's RIZIN FF is the latest promotion to announce the cancellation of a key event. RIZIN 22 was expected to take place later this month at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. However, RIZIN CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara has announced...
Mikuru Asakura vs. Daniel Salas RIZIN 21

RIZIN 21: Hamamatsu Photo Highlights

RIZIN 21 went down in Hamatsu, Shizuoka in Japan on Saturday, with top prospect Mikuru Asakura topping the card. It was easy enough a card for fans in the west to miss (or sleep through), but RIZIN 21 offered some...
Brad Riddell

Fighter Spotlight: Brad Riddell and Mikuru Asakura

This week, we feature two up-and-coming fighters both inside and outside of the UFC. One is an unranked fighter competing on this week’s UFC Auckland card, Brad Riddell. The focus here is on a fighter who has never been...
Mikuru Asakura and Daniel Salas, RIZIN 21 Weigh-In

RIZIN 21 Weigh-In Results: Full Card Makes Weight

Japan's RIZIN Fighting Federation returns to action Saturday (bright and early for Western MMA fans) with their first card of the year, RIZIN 21. Mikuru Asakura, brother of promotional darling Kai Asakura, features in the main event, while heavyweight...
Ed Ruth Bellator MMA

Weekly MMA Prospect Report: Ruth, Fortune Look to Shake Prospect Label

This week, there are a host of key events from several of the big players in MMA, including the UFC, Bellator MMA, and RIZIN. Among them, names like Ed Ruth and Tyrell Fortune will look to shake off the...
Roque Martinez vs. Kiyoshi Kuwabara

Several Fights Announced for February’s RIZIN 21

RIZIN 21 is set to take place February 22, 2020 at the Hamamatsu Arena in Shizuoka, Japan. On Friday, the Japanese MMA promotion announced a number of bouts for the card, their first of 2020. Among them, UFC alum...
Tenshin Nasukawa RIZIN 20

RIZIN 20 — Saitama Photo Highlights

RIZIN 20 helped fans in Japan and across the globe ring in the New Year, and the card proved to be an entertaining one. Among the highlights, Manel Kape was crowned RIZIN FF bantamweight champion thanks to a TKO of...
Yusuke Yachi vs. Hiroto Uesako Bellator Japan powered by RIZIN

Bellator Japan — Powered by RIZIN Post-lim Photo Highlights

The RIZIN portion of Bellator's first foray into Japan saw Yusuke Yachi pull off a devastating soccer kick KO. While it felt more like a separate event, the second half of the Bellator Japan show was treated as a "post-liminary"...
Patrick Mix

RIZIN 20’s Patrick Mix Feels His Resume “Just Looks Different”

Patrick Mix takes on Yuki Motoya at RIZIN 20 on New Year's Eve. A lot is going on at this New Year's Eve extravaganza including the continuation of the lightweight grand prix. Mix vs. Motoya is a stellar bantamweight...
Satoshi Ishii

Bellator Japan and RIZIN 20 Have Multiple New Bouts Announced

Additional fights featuring CB Dollaway, Satoshi Ishii, Rena Kubota and more have been announced for both Bellator Japan and RIZIN 20. Announced for Bellator Japan on Wednesday, Kanna Asakura (15-4) will face King of the Cage atomweight champ Jayme Hinshaw...

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