RIZIN 37 Announced For July 31st, Eight Bouts Revealed

Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN confirmed Friday that they will return to the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan for RIZIN 37 on July 31st. Along with the announcement was an eight-pack of bouts that were revealed to take place next month. The card is expected to include a fight between high-level bantamweights Naoki Inoue and … Continue reading RIZIN 37 Announced For July 31st, Eight Bouts Revealed

RIZIN TRIGGER 2nd Live Coverage

RIZIN's 2022 schedule will begin on Wednesday night with their second-ever "TRIGGER" event. From the Ecopa Arena in Shizuoka, Japan, the promotion will present 13 fights inside their new MMA cage. Wednesday's card is set to be headlined by featherweights Kleber Koike and Ulka Sasaki. While Sasaki is still finding his footing in the division, … Continue reading RIZIN TRIGGER 2nd Live Coverage

JMMA Monday: Ulka Sasaki’s Balance of Art and Sport

Welcome to another issue of JMMA Monday. This is a weekly blog series that discusses the big and small stories around Japanese MMA. MMA is in a different position compared to a lot of other sports. While many sports are solely focused on wins and losses, MMA can be more than that. The sport is … Continue reading JMMA Monday: Ulka Sasaki’s Balance of Art and Sport

Ulka Sasaki To Face Kleber Koike At February 23rd RIZIN ‘TRIGGER’ Event

Former UFC fighter Ulka Sasaki will return to action next month, facing Kleber Koike as part of RIZIN's second "TRIGGER" event. The featherweight bout is set to headline a card that will take place on February 23rd from the Ecopa Arena in Fukuroi, Shizuoka, Japan. Koike has been an unstoppable force since joining RIZIN, picking … Continue reading Ulka Sasaki To Face Kleber Koike At February 23rd RIZIN ‘TRIGGER’ Event

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

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