Axed UFC flyweights Justin Scoggins, Ulka Sasaki head to Japan for Rizin FF 14

The seemingly inevitable demise of the UFC flyweight division has led to Rizin FF acquiring some new talent.

The promotion today announced that it has signed octagon veterans Justin Scoggins (11-5) and Ulka Sasaki (21-6-2) to compete in separate bouts on its year-end card at Rizin FF 14.

After parting ways with the UFC earlier this month, Scoggins will take on Yuki Motoya in a 132-pound bout while Sasaki meets Manel Kape at 130 pounds.

Rizin FF 14 takes place Dec. 31 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event is expected to stream via online pay-per-view, but broadcast plans have yet to be announced.

In addition to Scoggins and Sasaki fighting at Rizin FF 14, other UFC and Bellator notables such as Daron Cruickshank (21-10), Emanuel Newton (26-13-1) and Johnny Case (23-6-1) were added to the card at a news conference today in Japan.

The latest Rizin FF 14 fight card now includes:

  • Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa
  • Darrion Caldwell vs. Kyoji Horiguchi – for inaugural bantamweight title
  • Kanna Asakura vs. Ayaka Hamasaki
  • Samantha Jean-Francois vs. Rena Kubota
  • Johnny Case vs. Yusuke Yachi
  • Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Erson Yamamoto
  • Manel Kape vs. Ulka Sasaki
  • Yuki Motoya vs. Justin Scoggins
  • Tofiq Musayev vs. Nobumitsu Tyson
  • Emanuel Newton vs. Jiri Prochazka
  • Justyna Haba vs. Shinju Nqzawa Auclair
  • Daron Cruickshank vs. Damien Brown

For more on Rizin FF 14, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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