RIZIN FF resumes MMA events with fans in attendance next month in Japan

RIZIN.22 / RIZIN.23

Live MMA action is set to resume in Japan with a pair of back to back RIZIN FF cards, scheduled for August 9 and 10 at Pia Arena MM in Yokohama. Furthermore, the fight fans are allowed to attended the events.

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The tickets went on sale today. Amid coronavirus pandemic, the venue is not allowed to be filled at its full capacity. The promotion also announced a set of rules and measures to prevent a potential spread.

A total of 16 bouts have been lined up across two cards. In addition to MMA, those in attendance will witness a series of kickboxing matchups.

RIZIN.22

The first event on August 9, features seven match ups. The headline-bout is a bantamweight contest between Naoki Inoue and Shooto Watanabe. The complete lineup can be found below.

  • 61 kg Naoki Inoue vs. Shooto Watanabe (MMA)
  • 61 kg Erson Yamamoto vs. Kenji Kato (MMA)
  • 71 kg Yusuke Yachi vs. Roberto de Souza (MMA)
  • 66 kg Tetsuya Seki vs. Yojiro Uchimura (MMA)
  • 66 kg Rikuto Shirakawa vs. Kyohei Hagiwara (MMA)
  • 49 kg Kanna Asakura vs. Mizuki Furuse (Women’s MMA)
  • 50.8 kg Yoshinari Nadaka vs. Yushin (Kickboxing)

RIZIN.23

The top of nine-fight card on August 10 features Hiromasa Ougikubo and Kai Asakura, battling it out for the RIZIN bantamweight belt. Check out the full card below.

  • 61 kg Hiromasa Ougikubo vs. Kai Asakura (MMA)
  • 61 kg Yuki Motoya vs. Mamoru Uoi (MMA)
  • 66 kg Yutaka Saito vs. Kazumasa Majima (MMA)
  • 66 kg Kotetsu Boku vs. Jin Aoi (MMA)
  • 58 kg Yusaku Nakamura vs. Tatsuki Saomoto (MMA)
  • 59 kg Seiichiro Ito vs. Makoto Takahashi (MMA)
  • 61 kg Kento Haraguchi vs. Taiga Kawabe (Kickboxing)
  • 73 kg Kaito Ono vs. Daryl Lokoku (kickboxing)
  • 73 kg Shintaro Matsukura vs. Koji Mori (Kickboxing)
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