Rizin FF (or Rizin Fighting Federation) is a Japanese MMA (mixed martial arts) promotion created in 2015 by the former PRIDE Fighting Championships and Dream Stage Entertainment president Nobuyuki Sakakibara.
Sergio Pettis and Kyoji Horiguchi both consider themselves the top dog of the Bellator bantamweight division. Their Bellator 272 title fight will settle the debate.
Rizin Fighting Federation’s bantamweight grand prix will reach its conclusion at New Year’s Eve event inside Saitama Super Arena, but Omicron straining efforts to import international stars.
Florida-based Japanese fighter admits ‘I had to make a decision’ given he was unable to travel to Japan because of pandemic, but will keep his Rizin bantamweight title.
Retired boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jnr invites MMA promoters Dana White and Nobuyuki Sakakibara to his home as trio tease crossover partnership.
Bellator bantamweight champ Juan Archuleta excited to face ‘the best Kyoji Horiguchi’ after Japanese icon reclaims Rizin title in spectacular comeback win.
Kyoji Horiguchi avenges loss with first-round TKO over Kai Asakura, saying ‘I got my Rizin belt back, and now it’s time to go after the other one’.
Rizin’s Tokyo Dome debut in March looms as kick-boxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa tells the watching Takeru Segawa ‘let’s make martial arts exciting together’ after decision win.
ONE Championship and Rizin find ways to stage fights in Asia despite global pandemic, but UFC’s plans for Dana White’s Contender Series Asia on hold amid cloud of uncertainty.
Buffet of knockouts including stunning soccer kick finish from Kai Asakura over Hiromasa Ogikubo mark Japanese MMA promotion Rizin’s epic return after six uncertain months.