Rizin

Asakura Vs Mayweather

Rizin Reveals Floyd Mayweather’s Opponent For Next Exhibition In Japan

Floyd Mayweather is set to take on Japan’s Mikuru Asakura in September The Japanese MMA star appears to be a presenting a serious threat to “Money” Undeniably, Floyd Mayweather Jr. put exhibition matches on the map when he delighted combat sports fans in 2018. The legendary boxer knocked out Tenshin Nasukawa in a Rizin event

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RIZIN 33 Results: Hiromasa Ougikubo Wins Grand Prix Over Kai Asakura

RIZIN ended the year with a bang.  The Japanese promotion would put on an absolute showing on New Year’s Eve with some of their biggest stars. The event would play host to a one-night Bantamweight Grand Prix as well as one of Tenshin Nasukawa’s final goodbyes to kickboxing as he transitions into boxing. The final

Yoshinori Horie

Former UFC Fighter Yoshinori Horie Reveals He Did Sex Work To Fund MMA Career

Every fighter has a story. Some are clean as can be. Others… not so much.  Yoshinori Horie’s origins in MMA aren’t exactly ‘safe-for-work’. The former UFC fighter who currently fights out of RIZIN, would get his career where it needed to be. However, funding his MMA career and keeping his dreams intact would come at

Tenshin Vs Takeru

Kickboxing Super Fight Between Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Takeru Set For June

There’s something big on the horizon for RIZIN. Summer Showdown  Kickboxing Champions will collide this summer as RIZIN and RISE king Tenshin Nasukawa collides with K-1 Champion Takeru Segawa. RIZIN CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara would announce the matchup at a press conference on Friday. The meeting will be in June, with a date TBD. The two

Kyoji Horiguchi Bellator

Kyoji Horiguchi Signs With Bellator, Will Still Fight In Japan

When Rizin bantamweight champ Kyoji Horiguchi revealed that he was vacating his title to test the waters of free agency, fans were curious to see his next move. As it turns out, he is now fighting under the Bellator banner, although his time in Japan is not finished. Widely considered to be one of the

Kyoji Horiguchi

Kyoji Horiguchi Vacates Rizin Bantamweight Title, Testing Free Agency

There is a strong argument to be made that Kyoji Horiguchi is the best fighter not currently signed to the UFC. He now has the chance to return to this promotion though, after vacating the Rizin bantamweight title to test free agency.  In his 8 fights in the UFC, Horiguchi fought the best in the

Jorge Masvidal

Could The 2019 KO Of The Year Go To Anyone Besides Jorge Masvidal?

Jorge Masvidal vs Ben Askren Earns 2019 Knockout Of The Year 2019 was a year full of crazy knockouts. However, none is more deserving of knockout of the year than Jorge Masvidal knocking out Ben Askren. The last year in MMA was full of ridiculous action. As a result, it is a bit challenging to

Tenshin Nasukawa

HIGHLIGHTS: Tenshin Nasukawa Obliterates Rui Ebata At Rizin 20

Tenshin Nasukawa Destroys Rui Ebata In The First Round Tenshin Nasukawa is one of the most exciting fighters out of Japan. He recently crushed Rui Ebata at Rizin 20, beating him in round one. Nasukawa is a kickboxer and MMA fighter, who has competed under the Rizin banner since 2016. He is undefeated professionally, in

Jiri Prochazka

HIGHLIGHTS: Jiri Prochazka Flattens CB Dollaway At Rizin 20

CB Dollaway Loses Title Fight To Jiri Prochazka At Rizin 20 CB Dollaway tried to cheat the system by moving to Rizin to compete for the Light Heavyweight strap. However, that backfired when he got smashed by Jiri Prochazka in the first round. Dollaway was trying to get around a USADA suspension when he chose to

Cb Dollaway

CB Dollaway Exits UFC, Meets Jiri Prochazka In A Title Bout

CB Dollaway Leaves UFC, Fights Jiri Prochazka For Rizin Light Heavyweight Belt CB Dollaway was tested positive for anastrozole, a growth hormone, and clomiphene. USADA slapped him with a two-year suspension retroactive from December 13, 2018. Dollaway was eligible to fight in 2020, but the UFC veteran leaves the promotion, and he’ll participate at Bellator-Rizin

Patricky Freire

Rizin FF 19 Results: Patricky Freire Destroys Tatsuya Kawajiri! (Highlights)

Patricky Freire Stops Tatsuya Kawajiri In The First Round! Bellator knockout artist Patricky Freire met the former UFC fighter Tatsuya Kawajiri in the Lightweight Grand Prix quarter-final bout at RIZIN 19 today (Saturday, October 12, 2019). The fight took place in Osaka, Japan. The referee was Minoru Toyonaga. Freire caught Tatsuya Kawajiri with a flying

Jiri Prochazka

Rizin FF 19 Results: Jiri Prochazka Stops Fabio Maldonado, Remains Champ!

Jiri Prochazka Punched His Way Through Fabio Maldonado And Kept The Belt! Rizin FF 19 took place in Osaka, Japan, and it was headlined by the clash between the light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka and Fabio Maldonado. The referee was Ryogaku Wada. Prochazka was cautious in the opening minute of the contest, provoking Maldonado to

Fedor Emelianenko

Fedor Emelianenko vs Rampage Jackson To Headline Bellator/Rizin Card In Japan!

Fedor vs Rampage To Headline Cross-Promotion Card In Japan Fedor Emelianenko will be taking on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in Japan, this December. This bout will headline a massive cross-promotion event. There were rumors that Bellator was looking to schedule Fedor vs Rampage for the end of the year. Moreover, it was being looked at as