The co-promotion between Bellator MMA and Rizin FF takes place at Saitama Super Arena in Japan on December 29 AEDT. Among the bouts, the fight card includes a three-round kickboxing matchup.
The contest is the all-Japan battle between Ren Hiramoto and Takahiro Ashida. The pair meets at 68-kg catchweight post-lim bout.
Ren Hiramoto is riding the three-fight win streak. Last March he stopped Kaew Weerasakreck in the second round, following a pair of wins by unanimous decision against Daizo Sasaki and Umar Paskhaev.
Takahiro Ashida has been predominately competing in MMA. He is victorious in two of his previous outings, scoring a unanimous decision Tatsunao Nagakura and Isao Sakiyama.
In the main event of Bellator Japan Fedor Emelianenko and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson square off at heavyweight. The complete fight card is presented below.
Bellator 237: Fedor vs. Rampage
Bellator Japan: Fedor vs. Rampage (Paramount Network and DAZN)
Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
160-pound catchweight Michael Chandler vs. Sidney Outlaw
173-pound catchweight Michael “Venom” Page vs. Shinsho Anzai
Welterweight Lorenz Larkin vs. K-Taro Nakamura
Flyweight Ilara Joanne vs. Kana Watanabe
Lightweight Goiti Yamauchi vs. Daron Cruickshank
Bellator Japan post-lims, powered by RIZIN (SKY PerfecTV! and GYAO! in Japan)
120 kg Shoma Shibisai vs. Sergey Shemetov
77 kg Ryuichiro Sumimura vs. Jon Tuck
49 kg Andy Nguyen vs. Ai Shimizu
58 kg Yusaku Nakamura vs. Makoto Takahashi
68 kg Ren Hiramoto vs. Takahiro Ashida (kickboxing)
49 kg Kanna Asakura vs. Jayme Hinshaw
53 kg Haruo Ochi vs. Jarred Brooks
71 kg Yusuke Yachi vs. Hiroto Uesako