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WEC UFC Bellator veteran Diego Nunes booked to face Yusuke Yachi. Heavyweight bout between two prospects also announced

On Sunday May 6th 2018, RIZIN will be kicking off their first event in Fukuoka which will be headlined by former UFC contenders, Kyoji Horiguchi vs Ian McCall along with RIZIN Super Atom weight Queen Kanna Asakarura taking on Canada’s Melissa Karagianis. TOKYO – On March 8th, RIZIN held a press conference with [...]

2017 RIZIN BANTAMWEIGHT GP WINNER KYOJI HORIGUCHI TALKS ABOUT IAN MCCALL AND HIS INTEREST IN KICKBOXING.

On Sunday May 6th 2018, RIZIN will be kicking off their first event in Fukuoka which will be headlined by former UFC contenders, Kyoji Horiguchi vs Ian McCall. TOKYO – On February 26th, RIZIN held a press conference with Kyoji Horiguchi and Nobuyuki Sakakibara. The media used this opportunity to hear the [...]

RIZIN FF ANNOUCES 4 BOUTS TO 2018’S KICK-OFF EVENT IN MAY HEADLINED BY KYOJI HORIGUCHI vs IAN MCCALL

On Sunday May 6th 2018, RIZIN will be kicking off their first event in Fukuoka which will be headlined by former UFC contenders, Kyoji Horiguchi vs Ian McCall. TOKYO – On February 14th, on Valentine ’s Day, RIZIN FF announced 4 fights to its first event of the year, which features 3 of the [...]

RIZIN STARTS A WEB BASED PROGRAM NAMED “RIZIN – CONFESSIONS”

RIZIN Fighting Federation has launched a new web based program called “RIZIN – CONFESSIONS” on their official Youtube account. The first episode features 0217 Bantam weight GP winner Kyoji Horiguchi and his opponent for the finals, Shintaro Ishiwatari. The document style program interviews the fighters a few weeks after the event while watching their [...]

Weigh in result and quotes.

Fight #12 Kyoji Horiguchi – 60.75kg “Gabriel Oliveira is a south paw with a good left cross. But I have worked with taller, lankier opponents so I will be ready.” “I would prefer to fight Ian in the Semi Final and I’m pretty sure that he will be coming up the bracket, but [...]

BANTAM WEIGHT GP CONTESTENT OTSUKA SAYS HE HAS BEEN MOSTLY SPARRING WITH KICKBOXERS AND PLANS TO SHOW THE RESULTS ON DECEMBER 29TH. 

TOKYO –December 19th, – RIZIN Fighting Federation held an open workout for the media with the Japanese Quarter Finalists for the Bantamweight GP 2017. Takafumi Otsuka focused on light grappling for the media, and explained that it was an “easier” option than to hit pads or show his striking.   The media who [...]

BANTAM WEIGHT GP CONTESTENT ISHIWATARI HOPES TO “BE ALIVE” ON NEW YEARS DAY

TOKYO –December 19th, – RIZIN Fighting Federation held an open workout for the media with the Japanese Quarter Finalists for the Bantamweight GP 2017. Shintaro Ishiwatari told the media that everything he showed for today’s work out was “irrelevant” from what he has been working on, since his potential opponents Otsuka and Horiguchi [...]

BANTAM WEIGHT GP CONTESTENT HORIGUCHI LOOKS TO DOMINATE THE TOURNAMENT. WANT’S TO PROOVE THAT HE IS THE BIGGEST STAR IN JAPAN.

TOKYO –December 19th, – RIZIN Fighting Federation held an open workout for the media with the Japanese Quarter Finalists for the Bantamweight GP 2017. As his rivals watched, Horiguchi showed his crisp footwork while he shadow boxed for the open workout, he then spoke to the media after the workout.   Kyoji Horiguchi [...]

RIZIN CONFIRMS THE FIGHT ORDER FOR BOTH DATES. ITO OUT DUE TO INJURY, SAIGA STEPS IN AS LAST MINUTE REPLACEMENT.

TOKYO –December 21st, – RIZIN Fighting Federation a press conference at the headquarters in Tokyo revealing the fight order for both events. Additionally Chairman Sakakibara announced that Seiichiro Ito, who was originally scheduled to face RIZIN newcomer Kai Asakura (8-1), has been injured due to a broken nose and orbital bone, caused by [...]

MIRKO MAKES HIS RETURN IN THE RIZIN RING AFTER A 1 YEAR LAYOFF, GETS TSUYOSHI KOSAKA FOR HIS COMEBACK FIGHT. KOSAKA AND SAKAKIBARA PLAN MAKE STATEMENT ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH.

MIRKO MAKES HIS RETURN IN THE RIZIN RING AFTER A 1 YEAR LAYOFF, GETS TSUYOSHI KOSAKA FOR HIS COMEBACK FIGHT. KOSAKA AND SAKAKIBARA PLAN MAKE STATEMENT ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH. "TOKYO – November 12th, 2017 – RIZIN FF Chairman Sakakibara posted a 15 second promo video for their upcoming New Year's [...]