July 30, LIVE from Japan
The July 30th Rizin Fighting Federation (RFF) event, scheduled to feature 11 exciting fights, is available to watch on the FITE app and website for a suggested price of only $19.99.
“We are thrilled to be the exclusive digital distributor for the Rizin World Grand Prix,” FITE TV COO Michael Weber said. “This will be our second live event from Rizin and we are looking forward to seeing their exciting brand of action and presentation. This event continues our commitment to bringing the best of Asian combst sports to FITE TV viewers.”
Eight women fighters will be part of the loaded July 30th RFF card, headlined by the opening round of RFF Grand-Prix 2017, welterweight division, including former UFC title contender Kyoji Horiguchi (19-2-0) vs. Japanese fan-favorite Hideo Tokoro (34-9-2), former UFC standout Anthony Birchak (13-4-0) vs. DEEP Bantamweight Champion Takafumi Otsuka (22-13-2), and heavyweight standout Amir Aliakbari (6-1-0) vs. Bellator and WSOF veteran Tyler King (12-5-0).
No. 1 ranked female MMA heavyweight and multiple Jiu Jjitsu world champion, Gabi Garcia (4-0-0), takes on four-time Russian National Boxing champion Oskanda Gagloeva, who will be making her pro debut. The 5’ 9”, 225-pound Gagloeva will be the most accomplished striker Garcia has ever faced.
RFF has been putting emphasis on its women’s division, welcoming new talent in their professional debuts, such as San Francisco-native Shimju Auclairagainst Sheena Star, of Michigan.
Bantamweight Grand Prix
(opening round, bracket A)
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Hido Tokoro
Anthony Birchak vs. Takafumi Otsuka
Keita Ishibashi vs. Khalid Taha
Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Kizaemon Saiga
Miyouu Yamamoto vs. Cassie Robb
Satoru Kitaoka vs. Yuseke Yachi
KING Reina vs. Seini Draughn
Amir Aliakbari vs. Tyler King
Teodoras Aukstuolis vs. Karl Albrektsson
(all fights and fighters subject to change)
RIZIN 2017 July 30