RIZIN.46 Press Conference Update

Yogibo presents RIZIN.46 Press Conference

Date and Time/April 29, 2024 (National Holiday, Monday) 14:30 Doors open / 16:00 Start
Scheduled end time: 21:00 – 22:00
Please note that the scheduled end time may vary depending on the content of the matches and the progress of the event.
Venue/Ariake Arena
Supported by Yogibo
Production Cooperation/M-up Holdings Inc.
Supported by TOKYO MX
Ticket prices
VVIP seats 275,000 yen (with privilege, 1st row), VIP seats 110,000 yen (with privilege)
SRS seats 33,000 yen, S seats 22,000 yen, A seats 11,000 yen
All seats reserved, tax included
PPV Information
Advance tickets are now on sale at the following platforms!
RIZIN 100 CLUB, ABEMA, U-NEXT, RIZIN LIVE, and SKY Perf! Only on 4/16 (Tue.) – on sale now!
Advance tickets ¥5,000 (tax included) / At the door ¥5,500 (tax included)

Notice of Match Cancellation

Hiroaki Suzuki vs.
YA-MAN suffered an injury during practice and is expected to be out of action for 2 months due to damage to the medial collateral ligament of the knee and the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee.

Fighter’s Comment:

46, which I was scheduled to participate in, but due to damage to my medial collateral ligament and anterior cruciate ligament, I will not be able to participate. I apologize to my opponent, Mr. Suzuki, and the fans who were looking forward to the event.

Fighter’s Comment:
Hiroaki Suzuki

Hello everyone, this is Kaibutsu-kun. First of all, YA-MAN, please take care of yourself. At the same time, I am disappointed at my own lack of discernment in saying, “Let’s have a fight with a little boy who has no sense of responsibility and who throws away a publicly announced job in the middle of a fight. Did he forget how it feels to fight now that he can make money? If so, I’m sorry for scaring you. I had mistakenly thought that you were a bingo fighter. I thought it was the way of a fighter to stand in front of people with his chest out, even if he is covered with scars. So I promise you that I will be there in all circumstances when I appear in front of you, so please look forward to my next appearance.
P.S. Let’s do it when we’re on fire, fuhahahahahaha!

Announcement: Tatsuki Shinozuka will be competing in bare-knuckle rule!
Bare Knuckle Rules: 2min 5R (60.0kg)
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship
(BKFC, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship)

Fighter Stats:
Name: Tatsuki Shinotsuka, Place of birth: Ibaraki, Japan, Date of birth: May 7, 1998
Height: 175cm, Reach: 173cm (68inc), Weight: 60.0kg,
Affiliation: MASTER BRIDGE / Gokikai

He started boxing in his second year of junior high school, and by his second year of high school, he had won 31 fights with a record of 24 wins and 7 losses, winning the Kanto tournament and placing 5th in the national tournament.

After dropping out of high school, he joined the prestigious Watanabe Gym, where he has a professional record of 3 wins (2 KOs) and 1 loss. In his first fight in kickboxing, he scored a first round KO victory over Ken Yamakawa at the RISE event in February 2006, and then moved to K-1 and Krush in 2009.
He was forced to miss a long period of time due to injury after his challenge to the featherweight title held by Takashi Niimi in December was turned down by a second-round KO. After a year and three months absence, in March 2011, he returned to action with two consecutive KO victories, and in October he captured Riku Morisaka’s Krush featherweight title with a unanimous decision victory.
On New Year’s Eve, he made his first appearance in RIZIN under kickboxing rules, taking two downs to win by decision (30-26 x 2, 29-26) over the up-and-coming Breaking Down contender Daichi Tomizawa.
In March 2012, he vacated the Krush title and decided to challenge for various fights around the world. This time, he will challenge the bare-knuckle rule, in which only bandages are worn, which is said to be the most dangerous. He hopes to show the world his extreme KO scene with his specialty punches, which are unleashed more sharply.

Bear Knuckle Fighting Championship Representative:
Comment from David Feldman

We are thrilled to be working with RIZIN to bring the first BKFC fight to Japan. Bare knuckle fights are very fast-paced and the content is very dynamic, with significant changes in offense and defense. Sakakibara-san is a legendary promoter in the martial arts industry, and working with him and his team is a revolutionary experience for us. We look forward to working with RIZIN to create even greater, groundbreaking action in the future.
previously announced cards
Please check out the following page for more information.

What is RIZIN?

The title “RIZIN” has two meanings: “thunder god,” the ancient Japanese god of thunder (ikazuchi), and “rise (rising),” the rising of the sun. And by adding the last letter “Z” of the alphabet, which means “final” or “ultimate,” the title expresses our goal and will to “continue to rise and shine on the stage forever.

The “RIZIN FIGHTING WORLD GRAND-PRIX” was held on December 29 and 31, 2015, both days at Saitama Super Arena, the sacred place of martial arts, with a tournament featuring the best fighters from organizations around the world.The event featured a tournament of the best fighters from around the world, fresh fighters making their MMA debuts, veteran fighters putting their will to fight, beautiful women’s fights, and the true thrill of combat sports.

We have released three arrows into the martial arts world with this tournament as a pioneering event.

First, “Completion”: To create a stage for fighters who are ending their careers with a passion that is appropriate for their final moments.

Breathe” to create a stage where talented and ambitious fighters who will lead the next generation of the martial arts world can fully demonstrate their appeal and make a leap forward.

The “Future” is to form alliances with a worldwide forest of martial arts federations and establish a framework and stage for the best fighters to compete with each other beyond the framework of their respective promotions, while maintaining the unique colors of each organization that reflect the culture and customs of each country.

RIZIN FIGHTING FEDERATION will create a “stage that will continue to rise and shine forever” with these three basic principles = three arrows.


About the Author

Jeremy Deschner
Black Belt in American Karate from the Texas Karate Institute. Now training in Brazilian Jiujitsu in Japan. Twitter: @mmajpn1 @jiujitsu_Jedi

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