Kai Asakura versus Shoji Maruyama, Return of RENA Announced For RIZIN 24

Two matchups were announced for RIZIN's September 27th card RIZIN 24 on Tuesday. The big names in the matchups were RIZIN Bantamweight Champion Kai Asakura and known Shootboxer RENA. Kai Asakura vs. Shoji Maruyama Asakura will see a quick turnaround on the September card when he faces Shoji Maruyama. He last fought in August, defeating … Continue reading Kai Asakura versus Shoji Maruyama, Return of RENA Announced For RIZIN 24

Pro Wrestler Dylan James To Fight Former Sumo Wrestler Tsuyoshi Sudario At RIZIN 24

RIZIN announced three more fights for their September 27th card on Sunday, including a bout between pro wrestler Dylan James and former sumo wrestler Tsuyoshi Sudario. The heavyweight matchup will be the MMA debut for both James and Sudario. James, a New Zealander, has worked on Japan's pro wrestling scene since 2011. After working in … Continue reading Pro Wrestler Dylan James To Fight Former Sumo Wrestler Tsuyoshi Sudario At RIZIN 24

New Additions To RIZIN 24 Include Yusuke Yachi and Satoru Kitaoka

A series of bouts were announced for RIZIN Fighting Federation's upcoming September 27th event on Friday. The lineup included veteran Satoru Kitaoka and Krazy Bee fighter Yusaku Nakamura. Yusuke Yachi vs. Juri Ohara Following a failed attempt to capture the RIZIN Bantamweight Championship, Yusuke Yachi will welcome Juri Ohara to the RIZIN ring for the … Continue reading New Additions To RIZIN 24 Include Yusuke Yachi and Satoru Kitaoka

Former K-1 Talent Kouzi To Face Tenshin Nasukawa on September 27th RIZIN Show

Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN Fighting Federation is set to return to Saitama, Japan on September 27th with a kickboxing bout between star talent Tenshin Nasukawa and former K-1 fighter Kouzi. News of RIZIN 24 and the one matchup announced for it was learned on Wednesday following a press conference broadcasted by the promotion on Youtube. … Continue reading Former K-1 Talent Kouzi To Face Tenshin Nasukawa on September 27th RIZIN Show

Geo-Blocked Out: Broadcast Restrictions Holding Back International JMMA Fans

The following for Japanese mixed-martial-arts is a diehard one within the MMA sphere, although it has never been one that has been given lots of resources. While challenges like timezones and language barriers are expected and to an extent can’t be solved, a big issue for international viewers has always been the lack of accessibility … Continue reading Geo-Blocked Out: Broadcast Restrictions Holding Back International JMMA Fans

RIZIN To Return With Shows On August 9th and 10th

Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN Fighting Federation is set to return with hold back-to-back shows on August 9th and 10th. The two events are set to happen at the Pia Arena MM in Yokohama, Japan, with limited attendance. RIZIN held a press conference through Youtube on Tuesday announcing the events. To help raise money for the … Continue reading RIZIN To Return With Shows On August 9th and 10th

Invicta FC Flyweight Champion Kanako Murata Signs With UFC

Ex-RIZIN fighter and Invicta FC Flyweight Champion Kanako Murata has signed a UFC contract, per a report from Drake Riggs of MyMMANews. Murata has an 11-1 MMA record with most wins coming from the Japanese MMA scene. Murata fought frequently in Japan's top MMA promotion, RIZIN Fighting Federation. She went 5-1 in the promotion before … Continue reading Invicta FC Flyweight Champion Kanako Murata Signs With UFC