Mikuru Asakura To Face Kleber Koike At June 13th RIZIN Tokyo Dome Card

Featherweights Mikuru Asakura and Kleber Koike Erbst have been booked to clash at RIZIN's debut card at the Tokyo Dome next month. The matchup joins the June 13th lineup for RIZIN 28, which is set to happen at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. The pairing was announced at a press conference held by RIZIN … Continue reading Mikuru Asakura To Face Kleber Koike At June 13th RIZIN Tokyo Dome Card

Naoki Inoue Is Being Given The Hard Fights – But He Keeps Winning

It is certainly a compliment to make the claim that Naoki Inoue's resume in MMA does not match up with his age. At 23-years-old, Inoue has 15 pro wins and experience in major promotions like RIZIN and the UFC. What's more, a three-fight series of wins against notable names in Japan last year has proven … Continue reading Naoki Inoue Is Being Given The Hard Fights – But He Keeps Winning

RIZIN Delays Tokyo Dome Card To June 13th Following Pandemic Attendance Restrictions

RIZIN's debut at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan will have to wait, as the promotion has moved their event at the venue ahead from May 23rd to June 13th. The change comes after Tokyo was put under what some called a "quasi-emergency" state earlier in the month which stopped live events from holding more … Continue reading RIZIN Delays Tokyo Dome Card To June 13th Following Pandemic Attendance Restrictions

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

Tsuyoshi Sudario Given Penalty Following Controversial RIZIN 27 Win

The Japan MMA Official Committee (JMOC) has issued penalties to RIZIN heavyweight Tsuyoshi Sudario and ringside coaches due to an altercation after his fight against Kazushi Miyamoto that happened on Sunday. Sudario has been issued a "red card" and been deduced 25% of his fight purse due to landing numerous punches on Miyamoto after their … Continue reading Tsuyoshi Sudario Given Penalty Following Controversial RIZIN 27 Win

RIZIN 27 Live Coverage

RIZIN will showcase their super atomweight division on Sunday, presenting a championship rematch between Ayaka Hamasaki and Kanna Asakura. The title fight will headline RIZIN 27, which is scheduled to take place at the Nagoya Civic General Gymnasium in Nagoya, Japan. Follow along throughout the day for live coverage of the event. A full preview … Continue reading RIZIN 27 Live Coverage

Yoshinori Horie’s Reintroduction To The Big Stage

It's hard to remember every name that comes and goes in a major MMA promotion. With dozens of fighters entering and exiting a promotion every year, it's simply not fair to expect people to remember every name they see. Some people may have forgotten that Yoshinori Horie was at one point a UFC fighter. That … Continue reading Yoshinori Horie’s Reintroduction To The Big Stage

Kanna Asakura: Then Hesitant, Now Ready

Kanna Asakura had some hesitancy about competing in a title fight. Taking a rematch against current champ Ayaka Hamasaki would pose one of the biggest challenges of her career thus far. And sure, while this would be coming after her fourth consecutive victory, a win back in December against AI, the close and challenging battle … Continue reading Kanna Asakura: Then Hesitant, Now Ready