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Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal Match-Ups Announced for RIZIN 30

RIZIN Fighting Federation has announced the date and location for RIZIN 30. On Tuesday, the Japanese fight promotion confirmed via a press conference and follow-up press release that the event would take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama,...
Takafumi Otsuka def. Khalid Taha, RIZIN FF

RIZIN 29 Main and Co-Main Event Breakdown

RIZIN Fighting Federation returns to action this Sunday with RIZIN 29, a card filled with exciting MMA fights and even a couple of kickboxing bouts. Certainly, the heavyweight main event between UFC's #3-ranked Ciryl Gane taking on the #5 ranked...
Tofiq Musaev

Lightweight Title Fight Added to RIZIN 28, Rule Change Announced

RIZIN Fighting Federation's inaugural lightweight champion will be crowned at RIZIN 28 later this month. On Tuesday, promotion officials announced via press release that Tofiq Musaev (18-3) will return following an 18-month layoff to take on Roberto Satoshi Souza (11-1)....
Takafumi Otsuka def. Khalid Taha, RIZIN FF

RIZIN 29 Pushed Back to June 27

RIZIN 29 has been pushed back due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a press release distributed Wednesday, RIZIN FF officials revealed that the event, originally slotted for May 30, would now take place on June 27. Per that release,...
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RIZIN 28 Will Take Place After RIZIN 29, Bouts Announced

Due to a state of emergency being declared in several Japanese cities as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, RIZIN 28 has been pushed back. In what appears to be a first, the event will now take place...
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RIZIN 2021 Japan Bantamweight Grand Prix Full Roster, Dates Revealed

Japan's RIZIN, like its predecessor PRIDE, is no stranger to grand prix tournaments. And in 2021, it will be the bantamweight division looking to run the gauntlet to an eventual title fight. On Friday, the Japanese promotion hosted a press...
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RIZIN 2021 Japan Bantamweight Grand Prix Match-Up Drawing Live Stream

RIZIN Fighting Federation kicked off its 2021 with RIZIN 27 this past Sunday. Hot on the heels of that successful event, which saw Ayaka Hamasaki defend her super atomweight title, the promotion is ready for more. On Thursday, the...

Tsuyoshi Sudario, Others Penalized for Post-Fight Brawl at RIZIN 27

The Japan MMA Official Committee (JMOC), which oversees RIZIN FF and other promotions in the country, has announced penalties for the post-fight brawl following Tsuyoshi Sudario vs. Kazushi Miyamoto at RIZIN 27. Earlier today, RIZIN announced that Sudario had...
Ayaka Hamasaki, RIZIN 27

RIZIN 27: Hamasaki vs. Asakura Photo Highlights

RIZIN's first card of 2021 went down on Sunday, topped by a super atomweight title fight. Ayaka Hamasaki managed to defeat Kanna Asakura once again in the main event, the second time she has defeated the young star for gold...
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RIZIN 27 Weigh-In Results: One Fighter Heavy

Japan's RIZIN Fighting Federation returns to action this Sunday with RIZIN 27, and on Saturday, all fighters weighed in for the promotion's first event of 2021. In the main event, current super atomweight champion Ayaka Hamaski, a former Invicta FC...

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