Rizin FF

Horiguchi injured out of Rizin 20, vacates BW title

Cross promotion Rizin/Bellator bantamweight champion Kyoji Horiguchi has announced in a emotional video message that he has sustained a right ACL injury and has been forced to withdrawn from his upcoming title defense against surging star Kai Asakura. The bout originally scheduled for cross promotional New Years Eve show in Japan Rizin20/Bellator Japan hasbeen cancelled, […]

‘Hamderlei Silva’ dominates at Rizin 19 for back to back KOs

Korea’s Seo Hee Ham (22-8) handily defeated a timid Miyuu Yamamoto (5-4) in the second round at Rizin 19. After Yamamoto scored a takedown in the first round Ham quickly found an answer and defended the takedown well. Ham continually nullified the takedown attempts and worked Yamamoto the canvas. In the second round they found […]

Bellator’s Patricky Pitbull draws Luiz Gustavo in LW GP semis at Rizin 20

Patricky Pitbull (22-8) is Bellator’s representative in the Rizin Lightweight Gran Prix and has advanced to the semi-finals in masterful fashion with a first round TKO/KO over Tatsuya Kawjiri (37-14). It was the fifth knockout of the evening that eventually saw 11 finishes in 13 fights. Pitbull will face fellow Brasilian Luiz Gustavo in the […]

Rizin’s Asakura Bros. emerging as Japan’s answer to UFC’s Diaz Bros.

Street fighting Mikuru & Kai close to Rizin gold, continue to draw comparisons to MMA’s most famous siblings Japan’s RINGS Fighting Network began promoting MMA fights in 1995, but after enjoying years of healthy success, they were out spent, and their marquee names migrated to the emerging giant in Pride. The network eventually folded and […]