JMMA Monday Audio 10/3/22: RIZIN 38 Fallout, Reaction To New RIZIN 39, LANDMARK Matchups

The podcast version of "JMMA Monday" is back this week! Christopher Aguiar joined us to discuss RIZIN 38 fallout, plus the recently booked fights for RIZIN 39 and the fourth-ever "LANDMARK" event. A big thanks to Aguiar for hopping on the pod for the second time! You can check out his work at AguiarMMA.com, and … Continue reading JMMA Monday Audio 10/3/22: RIZIN 38 Fallout, Reaction To New RIZIN 39, LANDMARK Matchups

JMMA Monday: RIZIN 38 Quick Reactions

RIZIN's latest venture at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan this weekend had all the surprises, drama, and action that was expected. The event will go down as RIZIN's biggest event of the year, at least when judging exclusively off the notoriety that it received. This is almost entirely due to the presence of … Continue reading JMMA Monday: RIZIN 38 Quick Reactions

Super RIZIN & RIZIN 38 Live Coverage

RIZIN will return to the legendary Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on Sunday night for a pair of events. The evening will kick off with "Super RIZIN," a card that will include a wide variety of combat sports matchups. This section of the show will include an exhibition boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and … Continue reading Super RIZIN & RIZIN 38 Live Coverage

Ayaka Hamasaki Is Near Earning Trilogy Against Seika Izawa Amid Fast-Paced RIZIN Booking

Some of the most notable rivalries in combat sports are drawn out over numerous years, sometimes with big pauses at points. The same simply cannot be said for the ongoing rivalry between former RIZIN Super Atomweight Champion Ayaka Hamasaki and current undefeated titleholder Seika Izawa. The feud between these two kicked off on New Year's … Continue reading Ayaka Hamasaki Is Near Earning Trilogy Against Seika Izawa Amid Fast-Paced RIZIN Booking

JMMA Monday: A Conversation With RIZIN’s Shingo Kashiwagi

If you are ever wondering who is behind a certain decision at RIZIN, there's a good chance the answer is Shingo Kashiwagi. Kashiwagi wears many hats in the top JMMA promotion and is constantly making big decisions for them. He's their matchmaker, talent scout, and English translator, just to name a few of his titles. … Continue reading JMMA Monday: A Conversation With RIZIN’s Shingo Kashiwagi

Kleber Koike To Face Featherweight Champion Juntaro Ushiku At RIZIN 39

Dominant featherweight Kleber Koike will get his first crack at a RIZIN belt next month, facing 146-pound champion Juntaro Ushiku in the main event of RIZIN 39. The bout is scheduled to headline a card on October 23rd from the Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall in Fukuoka, Japan. Koike has yet to lose since he made … Continue reading Kleber Koike To Face Featherweight Champion Juntaro Ushiku At RIZIN 39

RENA Out of RIZIN Super Atomweight Grand Prix, Semi-Final Bouts Announced

RENA will not compete beyond the quarter-final round of RIZIN's Super Atomweight Grand Prix. News of RENA's departure from the bracket was first announced Tuesday when the promotion revealed grand prix bouts for their September 25th card, RIZIN 38, which will take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. It was announced that … Continue reading RENA Out of RIZIN Super Atomweight Grand Prix, Semi-Final Bouts Announced

JMMA Monday: The September Reflection

Welcome to the latest "JMMA Monday" column. This week, we'll be introducing a new monthly edition to the series: the reflection. This article gives us a chance to unpack JMMA topics from the past month in a quick-hitting format. Each reflection will include three parts: looking back (a thought on something that just happened), looking … Continue reading JMMA Monday: The September Reflection