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RIZIN 21 fight card finalized

Mikuru Asakura (pictured) headlines RIZIN 21 in a 150-pound bout against Daniel Salas on Saturday in Hamamatsu, Japan | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The bout card for RIZIN 21 …read more

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Posted on February 19, 2020, 2:16 am By
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After parting ways with UFC, Ben Saunders interested in fighting for RIZIN

Ben Saunders | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ben Saunders isn’t done with MMA just yet.
After completing the last fight on his contract with the UFC, and parting ways with …read more

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Posted on February 18, 2020, 9:16 pm By
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Several fights announced for RIZIN 21

RIZIN FF returns for its first show of 2020 in February. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

RIZIN Fighting Federation announced the date, location and several match-ups for its first …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2020, 3:16 pm By
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Big John McCarthy shares his take on why Dana White is against cross-promotion

Bellator color commentator and long-time MMA referee Big John McCarthy explained why he believes UFC president Dana White is against cross-promotion.
Bellator recently did a cross-promotion event with RIZIN for New …read more

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Posted on January 7, 2020, 2:16 am By
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Patricky Pitbull avoids surgery for injuries sustained at RIZIN 20, expects mid-2020 return to Bellator

Patricky Pitbull battled through injuries to face Tofiq Musayev in the tournament final in Japan. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Patricky Freire’s trip to Japan was a costly one …read more

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RIZIN champ Seo Hee Ham claims management has been embezzling money

UFC veteran Seo Hee Ham, who is currently the RIZIN atomweight champion, claims she’s the victim of embezzlement.
Ham put forth this allegation on her Instagram account, claiming that manager Hidekatsu …read more

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Posted on January 3, 2020, 3:16 pm By
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Johnny Case signs on for 2020 PFL season

Johnny Case | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC and RIZIN vet Johnny Case is getting his shot at a $1,000,000 PFL prize.
MMA Fighting confirmed with Case’s manager Daniel Rubenstein …read more

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Posted on January 2, 2020, 8:16 pm By
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Video: Johnny Case will ‘go where the money goes’ in free agency, but hopes to re-sign with RIZIN

SAITAMA, Japan — Johnny Case discusses his loss to Tofiq Musaev in the RIZIN lightweight grand prix semifinal, his plan to explore free agency but hoping to re-sign with RIZIN, …read more

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Video: After RIZIN 20 win, Jake Heun believes he’s not made for ‘unified rules system’

SAITAMA, Japan — After his RIZIN 20 win, Jake Heun breaks down his win over Satoshi Ishii, turning his career around, his proper weight class, who he wants next, and …read more

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Video: Coffee Talk: Bellator Japan and RIZIN 20 edition

ESTHER LIN

As 2019 comes to a close, the MMA Fighting crew in Japan breaks down two of the final cards of the year including Bellator 237 and RIZIN …read more

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Posted on January 1, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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Video: Manel Kape could tell Kai Asakura was ‘scared’ at weigh-Ins

SAITAMA, Japan — After his RIZIN 20 win, Manel Kape discusses his main event performance, why he wore wrestling shoes, his future plans, and more. …read more

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Posted on January 1, 2020, 6:16 pm By
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Bellator champ-champ Ryan Bader calls out RIZIN 205 counterpart Jiri Prochazka

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The pieces appear to be falling into place for Bellator champ-champ Ryan Bader’s next title defense.
After Bellator President Scott Coker teased Bader’s next fight would be …read more

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Patricky Pitbull suffered multiple injuries during RIZIN GP finals, could need surgery

Patricky Pitbull injured his right hand during his quick KO win over Luiz Gustavo at RIZIN 20. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Patricky Freire might have to go under …read more

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Tornado Kick! Tenshin Destroy Ebata At RIZIN 20

Esther Lin

What a difference one year makes.
Tenshin Nasukawa got 2019 started by going belly up against Floyd Mayweather in a ridiculous exhibition match that RIZIN claims was not …read more

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RIZIN 20 photos

ESTHER LIN

RIZIN 20 photos are from Tuesday’s RIZIN event at the Saitama Super Arena.
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RIZIN 20 video: Kape wins belt, Tenshin’s tornado kick

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Take a look at all the crazy finishes from RIZIN 20. RIZIN 20 has left a wake of bodies in its path and …read more

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Posted on December 31, 2019, 4:46 pm By
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VIDEO | Patricky Freire scores nasty soccer kick KO over Luiz Gustavo at RIZIN 20

Patricky Freire secured his place in the final of the Lightweight Grand Prix wit a superb soccer kick knockout over Luiz Gustavo at RIZIN 20.

Coming into the event the expectation …read more

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RIZIN 20 results: Manel Kape stops Kai Asakura to claim bantamweight title

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Manel Kape scored a shock win over Japanese frontrunner Kai Asakura in the main event of RIZIN 20 in Saitama, Japan on Tuesday, claiming the …read more

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Here’s A Soccer Kick To The Head For Breakfast

One half of the “Pitbull” brothers, Patricky Freire, looked to replicate his brother’s championship success in Bellator MMA by entering the RIZIN 20 lightweight grand prix in Japan, where a …read more

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RIZIN 20 results: Manel Kape wins title on unforgettable card

Early on Tuesday morning, RIZIN Fighting Federation promoted the final MMA card of the decade in RIZIN 20, and it was an absolute thriller.
Topped by a bantamweight title fight between …read more

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Posted on December 31, 2019, 2:46 pm By
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RIZIN 20 video: Tenshin Nasukawa destroys Rui Ebata with first-round stoppage

Rising Japanese star Tenshin Nasukawa put on a show one more time at RIZIN.
The undefeated 21-year-old striker took one arguably the toughest fight of his kickboxing career in Rui Ebata …read more

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Tofiq Musaev claims GP title with wins over Patricky Pitbull, Johnny Case at RIZIN 20

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting.

Tofiq Musaev claimed the RIZIN lightweight grand prix title after two wins on the RIZIN 20 card over Patricky Pitbull and Johnny Case on Tuesday …read more

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Posted on December 31, 2019, 11:16 am By
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RIZIN 20 video: Jiri Prochazka sleeps C.B. Dollaway in one round

Jiri Prochazka remains the RIZIN light heavyweight king, and he’s done it in devastating fashion.
The European talent welcomed UFC veteran C.B. Dollaway to the Japanese ring at Tuesday’s New Year …read more

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Posted on December 31, 2019, 10:16 am By
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Patricky Pitbull soccer kicks his way to RIZIN lightweight tournament final

Patricky Pitbull took fewer than thirty seconds to dispatch Wanderlei Silva protege Luiz Gustavo in their RIZIN semi-final tournament meeting in Saitama, Japan on Tuesday at RIZIN 20.

pic.twitter.com/V0OhF6J26r— Streetfight …read more

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RIZIN 20 Results: Asakura vs. Kape

Kai Asakura and Manel Kape will fight in the RIZIN 20 main event Tuesday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has RIZIN 20 results for the Asakura vs. …read more

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Patchy Mix wants finish at RIZIN 20 to vault him into vacant Bellator bantamweight title fight

Patchy Mix (right) fights Yuki Motoya (left) in a bantamweight bout at RIZIN 20 in Saitama, Japan, on New Year’s Eve | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Unbeaten in 12 …read more

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Preview! Here’s What To Watch For At RIZIN 20

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The Japanese tradition of stacked year-end shows continues tomorrow morning (Tues., Dec. 31, 2019) at 1 a.m. ET Eastern with RIZIN 20, …read more

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Posted on December 30, 2019, 10:16 pm By
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RIZIN 20 preview, weigh-in video & results

Everything fans need to know about tonight’s RIZIN New Years Eve fight card, including a LW Grand Prix, and three title fights. New Years Eve is hear once more. Which, …read more

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Posted on December 30, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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Video: Lindsey VanZandt aiming to win titles in RIZIN, Invicta FC

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

TOKYO — Ahead of her fight at RIZIN 20, Lindsey VanZandt talks about throwing up after her flight to Japan, why she agreed to a …read more

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Posted on December 30, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Video: C.B. Dollaway calls time off due to USADA suspension ‘a blessing in disguise’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

TOKYO — C.B. Dollaway speaks to MMA Fighting about fighting in RIZIN, his USADA suspension, and more. …read more

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Posted on December 30, 2019, 7:46 pm By
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RIZIN 20 weigh-in photos

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

RIZIN 20 weigh-in photos are for Monday’s RIZIN event in Tokyo.
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Posted on December 30, 2019, 3:16 pm By
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Patricky Pitbull still has ‘knocking out Michael Chandler’ on to-do list

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Patricky Freire aims to be RIZIN’s lightweight champion, but one of his other goals is settling the score with an …read more

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Patchy Mix plans to put Yuki Motoya away at RIZIN 20 on New Year’s Eve

Just over three years into his pro MMA career, bantamweight Patchy Mix has managed to make it to the worldwide stage in Bellator in 2019. And while some fighters might …read more

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RIZIN 20 weigh-in video

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

TOKYO — All fighters made weight for RIZIN’s New Years Eve special card Thursday in Japan.
In the main event, Kai Asakura battles Manel Kape for …read more

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Video: Patrick Mix excited to ‘let it fly’ with ‘stomps, kicks’ under RIZIN rules

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

TOKYO — Ahead of his fight at RIZIN 20, Patrick Mix talks about his familiarity with the RIZIN rule set, his plan to finish Yuki …read more

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Are RIZIN’s brutal brothers its next native stars?

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Jordan Breen takes a look at two of Japan’s hottest prospects, Kai & Mikuru Asakura, who fight this New Year’s Eve on RIZIN 20. …read more

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Posted on December 29, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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