RIZIN Announces First Round Bouts, Date For 16-Man Bantamweight Grand Prix

RIZIN announced the matchups for the opening round of their 16-man bantamweight tournament on Friday. The bracket will kick off with events on May 23rd and May 30th. The first of two events for the "Japan Grand Prix 2021" will see the promotion make their debut at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. A week … Continue reading RIZIN Announces First Round Bouts, Date For 16-Man Bantamweight Grand Prix

RIZIN 25 Live Coverage

Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN Fighting Federation will return on Saturday night with RIZIN 25 from the Osaka-jo Hall in Osaka, Japan. In their final event before their annual New Year's Eve card, the promotion will look for their first featherweight champ in a fight between Mikuru Asakura and Yutaka Saito. Follow along throughout the evening … Continue reading RIZIN 25 Live Coverage

Krazy Bee’s Kotetsu Boku To Face Rikuto Shirakawa At RIZIN 25

RIZIN Fighting Federation's mostly announced November 21st card has gotten a 10th bout attached to it, as featherweights Kotetsu Boku and Rikuto Shirakawa will compete on the card. The fight joins a show at the Osaka-jo Hall in Osaka, Japan, which has a featherweight title fight in the main event. RIZIN announced the booking via … Continue reading Krazy Bee’s Kotetsu Boku To Face Rikuto Shirakawa At RIZIN 25

Mikuru Asakura and Yutaka Saito To Fight For Inaugural RIZIN Featherweight Belt on November 21st

Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN will crown their first featherweight champion on November 21st, as Mikuru Asakura will fight Yutaka Saito at the Osaka-jo Hall in Osaka, Japan. The fight will headline RIZIN 25, which had nine fights in total announced for it on Monday. Asakura will carry an eight-fight win streak into the ring in … Continue reading Mikuru Asakura and Yutaka Saito To Fight For Inaugural RIZIN Featherweight Belt on November 21st

Flashback Friday: Pride 16: Beasts From The East

The MMA world had a large absence for a period of time in 2001, with no events from any major promotion from late June to late September. The existence of MMA came back on September 24th, with top Japanese MMA promotion Pride FC returning with Pride 16: "Beasts From The East." The show, while being … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 16: Beasts From The East

Flashback Friday: Pride 16: Beasts From The East Play-by-Play

The Flashback Friday episode for June 26th, 2020 was coverage of Pride 16: "Beasts From The East." This article is the play-by-play for the show. The report for the event can be found here. Quick Results: Bout 1: Gary Goodridge def. Yoshiaki Yatsu via Corner Stoppage (RD 1, 3:03) Bout 2: Assueiro Silva def. Yoshihisa … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 16: Beasts From The East Play-by-Play

Two Kickboxing Bouts Added To Shooto’s July 12th Show

Two kickboxing matchups were booked for Shooto's July 12th show on Thursday. The two bouts are being held in partnership with the All Japan New Karatedo Federation. A 55 kilogram (121-pounds) matchup between Shoa Arii and Tatsuma Kinosada is the first of the two pairings. Arii's notable wins come from appearances in promotions RISE and … Continue reading Two Kickboxing Bouts Added To Shooto’s July 12th Show