Rizin FF 6 wrap-up and exclusive post-fight interviews

The opening round of Rizin Fighting Federation’s 2017 bantamweight grand prix is in the books. Rizin FF 6 saw former UFC flyweight title challenger Kyoji Horiguchi take out former DREAM bantamweight grand prix winner Hideo Tokoro via knockout in the first round. DEEP bantamweight champ Takafumi Otsuka won a split decision over UFC vet Anthony Birchak. … Read more

Rizin FF 6: World Grand Prix 2017 Opening Round Part 1 – full results and post-fight interviews

Rizin FF 6 was held on Sunday, July 30 from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event featured the opening round of RIZIN’s Bantamweight World Grand Prix 2017 and saw Kyoji Horiguchi, Takafumi Otsuka and Khalid Taha advance to the next round. The openweight matchup between big girls Gabi Garcia and Oksana Gagloeva ended … Read more

RIZIN FF 5 Wrap-Up and Post-Fight Presser Highlights from Japan

The World’s Most Dangerous MMA reporter Dan “The Wolfman” Theodore was back in Japan for Pro MMA Now covering RIZIN FF 5 – SAKURA this past weekend. Check out these exclusive videos that include highlights from the post-fight press conference as we hear from several of the RIZIN 5 winners including headliner Tatsuya Kawajiri, Rena Kubota, … Read more

Daron Cruickshank ready to put on a show at RIZIN 5

“The Detroit Superstar” Daron Cruickshank (18-9, 1 NC) is preparing for his fourth fight for Rizin Fighting Federation when he faces former PXC and Shooto champion Yasuke Yachi (16-6) at RIZIN 5 on April 16 in Yokohama, Japan. The former UFC standout and 2nd degree Taekwondo black belt is known for his dynamic striking and … Read more

Several new high profile bouts added to RIZIN 5

RIZIN 5 will take place on Sunday, April 16, from Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. The main event will feature a matchup between Kyoji Horiguchi (18-2) and Yuki Motoya (18-4) to determine the top Japanese flyweight. Seven other bouts have also recently been announced for the card. Anthony Birchak (13-3) and Tatsuya Kawajiri (35-11-2) will face-off in featherweight … Read more

VIDEO: Mirko Cro Cop training for Rizin

The 2006 Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix champion Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (31-11-2, 1 NC) is in full training mode for his return to MMA action when he takes part in Rizin Fighting Federation‘s 16-man open-weight grand prix on Sept. 25 in Japan. The 41-year-old Croatian has been given a bye in the first round and … Read more

RIZIN Report: King Mo really is the king! Fedor is back?

King Mo! Woah. The self-proclaimed “money weight” fighter entered the RIZIN FF Heavyweight Grand Prix against very large men with giant muscles, including the 6-foot 4-inch Jiri Prochazka who Mo knocked out in the finals with a vicious right hook that sent the Czech fighter face-first to the canvas. Take a look. 1st Round K.O on … Read more

Rizin announces four new bouts for New Year’s Eve card in Saitama

Rizin Fighting Federation has announced four additional bouts for their New Year’s Eve World Grand Prix 2015 card scheduled for Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on Dec. 29th (Tuesday) and 31st (Thursday). The main attraction on Rizin’s debut card will be the return of Pride legend Fedor Emelianenko who will compete against an opponent still … Read more