RIZIN 30 Live Coverage

Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN will narrow their bantamweight tournament down to four men on Sunday night, holding the quarter-final bouts of a grand prix at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The four bouts headline RIZIN 30, which includes other big names in the promotion like RIZIN Super Atomweight Champion Ayaka Hamasaki, former UFC … Continue reading RIZIN 30 Live Coverage

RIZIN Bantamweight Champion Kyoji Horiguchi Signs With Bellator

RIZIN Bantamweight Champion Kyoji Horiguchi has signed a contract with Bellator, per an announcement made Thursday night. The deal gives Horiguchi the chance to attempt a second reign as Bellator Bantamweight Champion. "I can’t wait to see him compete in our stacked bantamweight division," said Bellator President Scott Coker via Twitter. Horiguchi became Bellator's 135-pound … Continue reading RIZIN Bantamweight Champion Kyoji Horiguchi Signs With Bellator

Mikuru Asakura vs. Kyohei Hagiwara To Headline New RIZIN ‘LANDMARK’ Series

Japanese MMA star Mikuru Asakura will fight Kyohei Hagiwara on October 2nd, headlining the first RIZIN "LANDMARK" event. The show is scheduled to take place in a studio setting without a live attendance. The location for the event is not known, although the announcement vaguely stated that the card will take place at a "landmark" … Continue reading Mikuru Asakura vs. Kyohei Hagiwara To Headline New RIZIN ‘LANDMARK’ Series

Yoshinori Horie vs. Ulka Sasaki Leads Five-Fight Pack of New Bouts For RIZIN 30

RIZIN announced five new matchups for their September 19th card on Wednesday, revealing a diverse lineup for the event. The new fights on the card include RIZIN debuts, an MMA debut, and interesting matchups in MMA and kickboxing. The new bouts join a card that is expected to take place at the Saitama Super Arena … Continue reading Yoshinori Horie vs. Ulka Sasaki Leads Five-Fight Pack of New Bouts For RIZIN 30

Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarter-Final Bouts Unveiled For RIZIN 30

The quarter-final matchups for RIZIN's Bantamweight Grand Prix, which is set to happen at RIZIN 30 on September 19th, were revealed Tuesday. The new bouts join a card that is set to happen at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. While the matchmaking in the opening round of the grand prix was determined via … Continue reading Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarter-Final Bouts Unveiled For RIZIN 30

A Deadline For Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Takeru Has Been Set. Can It Be Met?

For years, many have considered a fight between RIZIN and RISE Kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa and K-1 Japan talent Takeru Segawa one of the biggest matchups that could be made in kickboxing. However, it hasn't been made. And whether it will ever happen is yet to be seen. Both fighters have expressed interest in competing … Continue reading A Deadline For Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Takeru Has Been Set. Can It Be Met?