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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...
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....
Manel Kape

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...
Mikuru Asakura RIZIN

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...
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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...

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While 2020 has been a rough year for most, the slate of UFC PPV headliners closing out the year is worth being positive about....