Hey MMA fans plenty of MMA news from Japan. Rizin is having their 4th event on Sept. 25th 2016. Back on August 18, 2016 they announced on their site “RIZIN FF, the combat sports federation headed by former PRIDE Fighting Championships boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara, announced today the addition of a featherweight (145 pounds) Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) matchup between former PRIDE FC and EliteXC star Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett (29-30-2) and K-1 kickboxing KO artist Minoru Kimura (MMA: 0-0, Kickboxing: 21-6-1, 15 KO’s) to the federation’s already stacked Grand Prix event in Tokyo on Sunday, Sept. 25.” -Rizin MMA website
You have the return of Crazy Horse to Japan! You may have seen the video of Crazy Horse fighting in the waiting room from back in the Pride days! He is uncontrollable and is going to put on a good show for sure. He has been know to sit on the corner buckle and jump off the ropes to punch his opponents. It’s going to be good!
Recently Rizin CEO Sakakibara gave a interview talking about how he wants to succeed in MMA in Japan and surpass the legacy that Pride has in the world! MMA fans can’t wait! Do it! Check out the interview right here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/mattconnolly/2016/09/23/interview-former-pride-boss-nobuyuki-sakakibara-talks-rizin-grand-prix-japanese-mma-future-plans/2/#105f05124056
Rizin is another MMA promotion in Japan that is trying to follow in the footsteps of PANCRASE by inviting foreigner fighters to come to Japan and compete here in incredible tournaments. You can see the best of the best competing in Japan and see the future off MMA unfolding right in front of your eyes. If you are in Japan you should check this out! THis will be one that they talk about for years!