RIZIN FIGHTING WORLD GRAND PRIX 2017 Autumn:
With approximately 9 hours, yes that’s 9 HOURS of mixed martial arts coming live from Fukuoka Japan.
RIZIN has perhaps mixed the new era with a little of the traditional Pride era. This card boasts something for everyone, but is dominated by the women’s scene.
RIZIN are leading the main event dance with the featured bout of the 1st ever WMMA world grand prix tournament. Featuring the rising star in Andy Nguyen from the USA vs the undefeated Rena Kubota from Japan for the closing bout!
This one should be a barn burner as both women are crowd pleasers and fight to finish.
In addition there is a ‘classic’ grappling match between Japanese star Kazushi Sakuraba and former UFC champion Frank Shamrock, the card includes the first round of Rizin’s women’s atomweight tournament and additional bouts in the men’s bantamweight GP.
The 135-pound matches are Shintaro Ishiwatari vs. Akhmed Musakaev, Jae Hoon Moon vs. Kevin Petshi, and Manel Kape vs. Erson Yamamoto. The winners advance to the next round, where they join Kyoji Horiguchi, Khalid Taha and Anthony Birchak.
The card also hosts big names such as King Rena, and kickboxing superstars Jerome Le Banner and Roque Martinez.
There really should be a little something for everyone.
Watch the Full 16 match fight card listed below:
RENA vs. Andy Nguyen
Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Yamato Fujita
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Frank Shamrock — grappling
Akiyo Nishiura vs. Andy Souwer
King Reina vs. Crystal Stokes
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Gabriel Oliveira
Shintaro Ishiwatari vs. Akhmed Musakaev
Jae Hoon Moon vs. Kevin Petshi
Manel Kape vs. Erson Yamamoto
Jerome Le Banner vs. Roque Martinez
Alyssa Garcia vs. Maria Oliveira
Kanna Asakura vs. Sylwia Juskiewicz
Irene Rivera vs. Miyuu Yamamoto
Issei Ishii vs. Jin Mandokoro — kickboxing
YUKI vs. Darvish Kurogi — kickboxing
Yoshihisa Morimoto vs. Ryota Renseigym -kickboxing