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Kyoji Horiguchi Signs With Bellator, Scott Coker Reacts

Kyoji Horiguchi has been added to the Bellator roster. Horiguchi currently reigns as the Rizin Bantamweight Champion. He also had a run with the Bellator Bantamweight Title along the way but was his time with the promotion was part of a cross-promotion partnership. He was forced to relinquish the belt...

Dana White Addresses Possibility Of Working With RIZIN Promotion

After being asked about working with the RIZIN promotion, UFC president Dana White was not completely dismissive of the idea. Following the amazing UFC 263 card in Glendale Arizona in front of a packed crowd, the UFC boss contemplated the option of working with a different promotion again. According...

Rizin Returning in August With Two Back to Back Events

The Rizin Fighting Federation (RIZIN) announced that it will resume operations in August. During a press conference, RIZIN CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara announced RIZIN 22 and RIZIN 23 will take place on August 9 and 10 from the Minatomirai Pia Arena in Yokohama, Japan and it seems like they will...

Kyoji Horiguchi Out Of RIZIN 20 Due To Injury

Kyoji Horiguchi who is both the bantamweight champion for Bellator MMA and Rizin Fighting Federation champion (RIZIN) has pulled out of his RIZIN title defense bout that was set for New Year’s Eve in Japan. A torn ACL has put the double champ out of commission and while the...

Scott Coker Reveals When Kyoji Horiguchi Will Fight In Bellator Again & Possible Opponent

Kyoji Horiguchi has to look to get back into the win column by the end of the year in RIZIN. The RIZIN and Bellator champion is coming off of a shocking knockout loss to Kai Asakura in a non-title fight at RIZIN 18. Why the fight was a non-title...

RIZIN President Clarifies Manny Pacquiao Contract

Recently, RIZIN President Nobuyuki Sakakibara teased on Twitter a deal with boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. Sakakibara said Pacquiao will be involved in RIZIN. 15 "in a way," which led to many speculating that Pacquiao could be fighting for the promotion: https://twitter.com/nobu_sakakibara/status/1114936180687040512 However, recently, Sakakibara clarified the deal with "The Pac Man"...

Bellator Champ Darrion Caldwell Faces RIZIN Champ Kyoji Horiguchi at RIZIN 14

A crossover match pitting Bellator champion versus RIZIN champion is set for New Year's Eve as Darrion Caldwell will travel to Japan to face Kyoji Horiguchi at RIZIN 14. The fight was announced late Wednesday night as part of the RIZIN 14 press conference. The RIZIN bantamweight title will be...

Scott Coker Teases Bellator-RIZIN Cross-Promotion Bout

Bellator president Scott Coker may be getting his wish. In the past, Coker has dealt with cross-promotion of some sort. Back in his Strikeforce days, Coker had to work with M-1 Global to book Fedor Emelianenko. During his time at Bellator, BAMMA has held events on the promotion's undercard for...

Chael Sonnen Believes RIZIN Is Setting Floyd Mayweather Up For A Loss

Chael Sonnen isn't buying the idea that RIZIN views Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa as an exhibition match. Fight fans were stunned when a RIZIN press conference took place to announce that Mayweather would be fighting Nasukawa inside the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on Dec. 31. Mayweather later said...

De La Hoya Reacts To Mayweather-Rizin Fiasco

Earlier this month, Floyd Mayweather and Rizin announced that they will be working together for "Money's" next fight. It was announced Mayweather would be fighting kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa for Rizin's end-of-year event. However, days later, Mayweather announced that the fight was off. Mayweather claimed that the promotion mislead him, and he didn't...

Chael Sonnen Believes Rizin Fiasco Damaged Mayweather’s Brand

Floyd Mayweather turned a lot of heads when it was announced he'd be fighting Tenshin Nasukawa in RIZIN. However, that didn't last long, as Mayweather soon backtracked on the announcement, claiming to have been misled by the Rizin promotion. Mayweather is arguably the biggest combat sports star of all time. He...

Could Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa Lead To MMA Fight For ‘Money?’

Earlier this week, surprising news came from the Japanese martial arts scene when it was revealed boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will be coming out of retirement later this year to take on kickboxing superstar Tenshin Nasukawa at RIZIN 14, the promotion's annual New Year's eve card. The two undefeated...
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Mirko Cro Cop to Return at Rizin FF 9 This December

Like some of the boxing greats of the past, Mirko Cro Cop just can't stay away. The veteran fighter and kickboxer is returning to action this December at Rizin FF 9: World Grand Prix Final Round to take on Tsuyoshi Kohsaka in a heavyweight contest. Cro Cop vs. Kohsaka will...
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Former UFC Contender Ian McCall Headed to Rizin FF

Ian McCall, a former contender to the UFC flyweight title, has signed with Rizin and will make his debut later this year. McCall (13-5-1) asked for his release from the UFC recently and was granted it, allowing him to compete elsewhere. Injuries and other issues have allowed "Uncle Creepy"...
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Rizin FF 7 Results: Tatsuya Kawajiri Stopped With Knee

Former UFC fighter Tatsuya Kawajiri was no match for unbeaten Gabriel Oliveira at Rizin FF Sunday morning, suffering a loss in his home country. Kawajiri was caught with a left knee that landed cleanly, ending the night for the 36-win veteran. https://twitter.com/Jonnyboy_6969/status/919500842184650752?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fmmajunkie.com%2F2017%2F10%2Frizin-ff-7-world-grand-prix-opening-round-part-2-live-official-results In the main event, Rena Kubota knocked out Andy Nguyen...