Kai Asakura Out of RIZIN 36 Main Event

RIZIN’s return to the Okinawa Arena in Okinawa, Japan later this week has suffered a loss. Former bantamweight champion Kai Asakura has been removed from his headlining bout this Saturday against Yang Ji-yong, per an announcement made by the promotion Thursday. The fight was scheduled to headline RIZIN 36 on July 2nd. Yang will remain … Continue reading Kai Asakura Out of RIZIN 36 Main Event

Chihiro Suzuki Keeps Ren Hiramoto Winless In MMA At RIZIN ‘LANDMARK Vol. 2’

Chihiro Suzuki spoiled the return of former K-1 Japan kickboxer Ren Hiramoto on Sunday night, defeating him via unanimous decision in the main event of RIZIN "LANDMARK Vol. 2." The three-round fight kept Hiramoto winless through two appearances in MMA. Suzuki's victory came by getting the best of a hectic start to the battle and … Continue reading Chihiro Suzuki Keeps Ren Hiramoto Winless In MMA At RIZIN ‘LANDMARK Vol. 2’

RIZIN Announces Ren Hiramoto’s Return For March 6th “LANDMARK” Card, Eight More Fights Set For “TRIGGER” Show

Former K-1 Japan kickboxer Ren Hiramoto will search for his first MMA victory next month, facing Chihiro Suzuki in the main event of a RIZIN card. The matchup was part of a trio of fights that were announced for RIZIN's second "LANDMARK" card Wednesday. The fights are scheduled to take place on March 12th, with … Continue reading RIZIN Announces Ren Hiramoto’s Return For March 6th “LANDMARK” Card, Eight More Fights Set For “TRIGGER” Show

RIZIN TRIGGER 1st Live Coverage

RIZIN will debut their new spin-off series Sunday, presenting "TRIGGER" from the Kobe World Memorial Hall in Kobe, Japan. The new series, which aims to be RIZIN's second-highest brand next to their numbered shows, will also be the promotion's only use of a cage format for fighting. The main event of Sunday's show sees veteran … Continue reading RIZIN TRIGGER 1st Live Coverage

Shoji vs. Kyohei Hagiwara To Headline First ‘RIZIN TRIGGER’ Event

Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN unveiled 13 fights Wednesday for the upcoming debut of their "TRIGGER" series. The card will be headlined by veteran Shoji, who will take on Kyohei Hagiwara under MMA rules. The main event fight will take place at the Kobe World Memorial Hall in Kobe, Japan. The new RIZIN "TRIGGER" series will … Continue reading Shoji vs. Kyohei Hagiwara To Headline First ‘RIZIN TRIGGER’ Event

RIZIN 24 Live Coverage

Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN is scheduled to return to their home venue, Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Sunday. The card is headlined by star kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa facing former K-1 Japan fighter Kouzi. Follow along throughout the evening for live updates. Quick Results: Main Card (3:00AM EDT / 4:00PM JST) (RIZIN Live) Bout … Continue reading RIZIN 24 Live Coverage