Kai Asakura Claims Bantamweight Crown with Soccer Kick KO at Rizin 23

Kai Asakura claimed the vacant Rizin Fighting Federation bantamweight championship in emphatic fashion on Monday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

RIZIN 23 results: Kai Asakura wins title with first-round soccer-kick KO

Kai Asakura is the new RIZIN bantamweight champion. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Much like the first show on Sunday, the second leg of the RIZIN post-pandemic doubleheader featured a series of highlight-reel finishes in Yokohama, Japan, and finally crowned Kai Asakura the bantamweight king. With the 135-pound division left without a champion after Manel […]

Rizin FF 23 live results

The lights come back on at Yokohama’s Pia Arena as the venue hosts its second event in successive days, with Rizin FF 23 completing the promotion’s double-header as they return with their second post-COVID-19 event, taglined “Calling Over.” The main event features a battle for the vacant Rizin FF bantamweight title, as former title challenger […]

Roberto ‘Satoshi’ Makes Short Work of Yusuke Yachi in Rizin 22 Main Event

Roberto de Souza bounced back from his first professional defeat in style. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

RIZIN 22 results: Roberto Satoshi, Ayaka Hamasaki rebound with finishes

BJJ ace Roberto Satoshi scored another knockout victory under the RIZIN banner. | Photo via RIZIN FF Roberto Satoshi made a statement in his return to the rings in the main event of RIZIN 22 in Yokohama, Japan, on Sunday. The jiu-jitsu star, the only non-Japanese fighter competing in the company’s first card back since […]

Rizin FF 22 results: Roberto de Souza bounces back with one-round demolition in Yokohama

The Pia Arena played host to the first of two back-to-back events as Japanese promotion Rizin FF made its return to action following the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. Taglined “Starting Over,” Rizin FF 22 boasted a nine-fight card, featuring seven MMA bouts, as the action played out in front of a reduced-capacity crowd in […]

Rizin FF 22 live results

Yokohama’s Pia Arena plays host to the first of two back-to-back events as Japanese promotion Rizin FF makes its return to action following the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. Taglined “Starting Over,” the show boasts a nine-fight card, featuring seven MMA bouts. The main event features a 157-pound battle between Brazilian fan-favorite Roberto de Souza […]

Rizin 22 Weigh-in Results: All Fighters Cleared for Competition

Rizin Fighting Federation’s first event since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold is now official. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Greco-Roman Champion, Rizin Veteran Amir Aliakbari Signs with One Championship

One Championship continues to bolster the talent pool in its heavyweight division. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

RIZIN cards finalized for next two shows, including Ayaka Hamasaki vs. Tomo Maesawa

Ayaka Hamasaki (pictured) fights Tomo Maesawa in a strawweight bout at RIZIN 22 in Yokohama, Japan, this Sunday | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting RIZIN is loading up for its comeback show this Sunday. The Japanese promotion made more bouts official for RIZIN 22, its first show since February, a break that was necessitated by the […]

MMA Junkie’s ‘Knockout of the Month’ for July: Rizin FF champ shines in his UFC debut

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best knockouts from July 2020: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s “Knockout of the Month” award for July. At the bottom of the post, let us know if we got it right by […]

More Bouts Added to Back-to-Back Rizin Fighting Federation Cards in August

Rizin Fighting Federation has announced more bouts for its two cards in August. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

RIZIN returns with pair of stadium shows in August

Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images RIZIN is the latest major MMA promotion to restart its live events schedule with a pair of shows scheduled for summer. After a four-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Japanese promotion on Thursday announced back-to-back events on Aug. 9 and 10 – respectively dubbed “Starting Over” and “Calling […]

Rizin Returns in August With Pair of Events in Yokohama, Featuring Bantamweight Title Fight

After a bit of concern, Rizin Fighting Federation will be back in action in August. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

RIZIN FF announces arena return with August double-header in Yokohama

Japanese promotion RIZIN FF is returning to action in August with a double-header in Yokohama and a pair of title fights already booked. RIZIN FF 22 and RIZIN FF 23 – dubbed “Starting Over” and “Calling Over” respectively – will take place at the Pia Arena in Yokohoma. The events will take place with fans in attendance, […]

Rizin Champ Manel Kape Expected to Face Rogerio Bontorin at UFC 252

A clash between Rizin bantamweight champion Manel Kape and Rogerio Bontorin is in the works for UFC 252. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Volkan Oezdemir to Face Rizin Champ Jiri Prochazka at UFC 251 on July 11

A light heavyweight showdown pitting Volkan Oezdemir against Jiri Prochazka has nearly been finalized for UFC 251. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Free Fight: Tofiq Musaev outbattles Patricky Freire to win lightweight grand prix at Rizin FF 20

Rizin FF 20 saw the final rounds of the Japanese promotion’s lightweight grand prix, and the pre-tournament favorite fell at the final hurdle. Bellator veteran and longtime lightweight contender Patricky Freire was expected by many to go all the way in the Rizin lightweight tournament, and his devastating knockout performance in the semifinals only served […]

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Rizin Cancels Rizin 22 on April 19 Due to Coronavirus Concerns

One of the last remaining significant MMA events in April has been canceled due to the coronavirus, as Rizin Fighting Federation is calling off Rizin 22. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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