RIZIN FIGHTING FEDERATION announced continued partnership with FITETV. PPV available for the North American region. Joe Ferraro and Frank Trigg to be the voice of the 2 day mega event.

Mirko Filipovic & Takanori Gomi return New Year’s Eve along with the Bantamweight GP featuring UFC standouts Kyoji Horiguchi and Ian McCall, and Women’s Super-Atom weight GP with reigning Shoot Boxing Queen, Rena Kubota.

NEW YORK CITY (December 11, 2017) –  International mixed-martial-arts and kickboxing fans can close out the 2017 season in grand style, viewing double-barreled RIZIN Fighting Federation World Grand Prix action, highlighted by the return of combat sports superstar Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, December 29 & 31, airing live on pay-per-view from Saitama City, Japan.

The Dec. 29 and 31 (1 a.m. /10 p.m. PT start) will be live-streamed worldwide (excluding Japan on the FITE.TV platforms for $19.99 or the two-day RIZIN Pack special offer for only $29.99.  Fans may simply download the FITE app – free to download from iTunes and Google Play – and then cast the fight to the big screen by using the instant stream-to-TV function.  The FITE app works with any Wi-Fi connected television around the world, iOS and Android devices, as well as streaming devices such as Roku, Chromecast and more.  Fans may also watch the fights live on the FITE website at www.fite.tv from any computer.

Integrated Sports Media will distribute via cable and satellite PPV on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31 – 5:00 a.m. ET / 2:00 a.m. PT start) extravaganza live in North America via iN Demand, Vubiquity, and DISH in the U.S., as well as in Canada on SaskTel, Telus, Rogers and BellTV, for a suggested retail price of only $19.95.

“We’re excited to close the year with two entertaining events, RIZIN World Grand Prix 2017, plus the return of international MMA stars Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Takanori “The Fireball Kid” Gomi,” said Flipps Media Co-founder and CEO, Kosta Jordanov.  “These events will cap of our very successful combat sports programming in 2017.”

“We’re happy to bring this New Year’s Eve event from Japan, featuring ‘Cro Cop’ and the RIZIN World Grand Prix finals to American and Canadian combat sports fans,” Integrated Sports Media president Doug Jacobs remarked.  “This is a rare opportunity for North American MMA and kickboxing fans to watch some of the best fighters in the world.”

Frank Trigg and Joe Ferraro will be providing the commentary for these events. Frank Trigg, who twice competed in front of the Japanese audience under PRIDE, challenged for the UFC Welterweight championship twice with his fierce rival, Matt Hughes (with the second of their two fights being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame for its intense back and forth action.) Mr. Trigg also did commentary for the 2006 Open-Weight Grand Prix tournament that saw the ‘Croatian Sensation’ Mirko Cro Cop crowned tournament champion, and will have another opportunity to call one of Cro Cop’s last fights. Joe Ferraro has done play-by-play commentary for RIZIN since last September’s tournament. He is the host of his own podcast, “Holy Smokes”, and has been involved in the MMA world, doing commentary for various promotions and hosting shows.”

[December 29th]

<Bantamweight GP Quarter Finals>

Ian McCall vs Manel Kape

Kyoji Horiguchi vs Gabriel Oliveira

Khalid Taha vs Takafumi Otsuka

Kevin Petshi vs Shintaro Ishiwatari

<Bantamweight GP reserve bout>

Anthony Birchak vs Jae Hoon Moon

<Super Fight>

Jiri Prochazka vs Karl Albrektsson

KING Reina vs Cindy Dandois

Seiichiro Ito vs Kai Asakura

Gabi Garcia vs Shinobu Kandori

Satoru Kitaoka vs Kiichi Kunimoto

Hiroyuki Takaya vs Baataryn Azjavkhaln

Shizuka Sugiyama vs Kana Watanabe

[December 31st]

<Bantamweight GP Semi Finals>



<Bantamweight GP Finals>


<Women’s Super-Atom Weight GP Semi Finals>

RENA vs Irene Rivera

Maria Oliveira vs Kanna Asakura

<Women’s Super-Atom Weight GP Finals>


<RIZIN Kick boxing tournament Semi Finals>

Yamato Fujita vs Mitsuhisa Sunabe

Tenshin Nasukawa vs Yuta Hamamoto

<RIZIN Kick boxing tournament Finals>


<Super fight>

Mirko Crocop vs Tsuyoshi Kosaka

Shinju Auclair vs Chelsea Lagrasse

Takanori Gomi vs Yusuke Yachi