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RIZIN Fighting Federation News

RIZIN is a Japanese mixed martial arts organization founded by the former Pride Fighting Championship President Nobuyuki Sakakibara. Get the latest RIZIN news, fight highlight videos and upcoming event announcements.

Floyd Mayweather not worried ahead of return to RIZIN against Mikuru Asakura: “I’m special”

Undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather isn't stressing ahead of his return against Mikuru Asakura. 'Money' retired from the sport of boxing following a 2017 knockout...

Floyd Mayweather set to return to RIZIN FF, faces Mikuru Asakura

Floyd Mayweather will be returning to Japan to fight for RIZIN FF. Mayweather who fought kickboxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa and knocked him out under the...

Pros react after Sergio Pettis sleeps Kyoji Horiguchi with spinning backfist

Tonight's Bellator 272 event was headlined by a highly anticipated title fight featuring Sergio Pettis taking on Kyoji Horiguchi. Pettis (21-5 MMA) was looking to...

Kyoji Horiguchi doesn’t see Sergio Pettis as ‘real champion’ ahead of Bellator 272 title clash

Kyoji Horiguchi is a man on a mission. The current RIZIN FF 135-pound bantamweight king recaptured the title he never officially lost on New Year's...

Kyoji Horiguchi joins Bellator roster, expected to still compete in Japan

Kyoji Horiguchi is taking new steps forward in his storied career. It was revealed Thursday to BJPenn.com that the current RIZIN bantamweight champion has joined...

Dana White on working with RIZIN in future: ‘I’m not saying I would but I’m not saying I wouldn’t’

UFC President Dana White and RIZIN FF Founder Nobuyuki Sakakibara go way back. During the rise of the UFC in the early 2000s, PRIDE FC...

Rule changes and lightweight title fight announced for RIZIN 28

RIZIN 28 is the return to the Tokyo Dome for the great sport of MMA and Japan's premier organization. The centerpiece of the next two...

Tsuyoshi Sudario fined for continuing to punch opponent after 8-second knockout at RIZIN 27

Tsuyoshi Sudario made some history during RIZIN's first event of 2021. Unfortunately, the aftermath of the bout could overshadow his win. Entering into his matchup...

Report: Rizin star Jake Heun charged with drug trafficking

Rizin favourite, Jake Heun has reportedly got himself into some serious trouble Down Under. According to a report from Jack Wannan in Knockdown News, the...

UFC expressed interest in Tenshin Nasukawa ‘a few years ago’ says longtime Japanese MMA manager Shu Hirata

Prodigy kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa is already one of the best ever in his sport despite his age. Apparently, there was a point where...

RIZIN boss interested in “working with” Alistair Overeem

RIZIN CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara is interested in working with heavyweight mixed martial arts legend Alistair Overeem. Overeem, the former DREAM, Strikeforce and K-1 heavyweight champion,...

RIZIN boss responds to Spike Carlyle, lays out plans for featherweight GP

RIZIN CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara has responded to some recent comments from Spike Carlyle, and laid out plans for a Featherweight Grand Prix. Carlyle was recently...