Champions Patricio Pitbull, Kleber Koike Among Fighters Announced For RIZIN 40

Four big matchups were announced for the New Year's Eve co-promoted card between Bellator and RIZIN on Wednesday. The show, which will take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, is expected to include some of the top names from both promotions. In a champion vs. champion pairing, Bellator's 145-pound king Patricio Pitbull … Continue reading Champions Patricio Pitbull, Kleber Koike Among Fighters Announced For RIZIN 40

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

RIZIN Announces Five Fights For May 5th ‘LANDMARK’ Card

RIZIN's third installment in the "LANDMARK" series has five fights set for it already. The promotion's next event, "LANDMARK Vol. 3," is scheduled to take place on May 5th. The top fight of the card is currently scheduled to be a clash between featherweights Kleber Koike and Kyohei Hagiwara. Koike, a former KSW Champion, has … Continue reading RIZIN Announces Five Fights For May 5th ‘LANDMARK’ Card

RIZIN TRIGGER 2nd Live Coverage

RIZIN's 2022 schedule will begin on Wednesday night with their second-ever "TRIGGER" event. From the Ecopa Arena in Shizuoka, Japan, the promotion will present 13 fights inside their new MMA cage. Wednesday's card is set to be headlined by featherweights Kleber Koike and Ulka Sasaki. While Sasaki is still finding his footing in the division, … Continue reading RIZIN TRIGGER 2nd Live Coverage

Ulka Sasaki To Face Kleber Koike At February 23rd RIZIN ‘TRIGGER’ Event

Former UFC fighter Ulka Sasaki will return to action next month, facing Kleber Koike as part of RIZIN's second "TRIGGER" event. The featherweight bout is set to headline a card that will take place on February 23rd from the Ecopa Arena in Fukuroi, Shizuoka, Japan. Koike has been an unstoppable force since joining RIZIN, picking … Continue reading Ulka Sasaki To Face Kleber Koike At February 23rd RIZIN ‘TRIGGER’ Event