Fedor Emelianenko Returns To Fighting This Week

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Rizin Fighting Federation will hold their first two events this week, and we have all the details. The first day of the two-day event for the new promotion will feature the start of an eight-man heavyweight tournament while the second day will feature the tourney semifinals will take place, as well as Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jaideep Singh and the tournament final in the headlining spot on the card.

The fights take place on Tuesday and Thursday at Saitama Super Arena in Japan, near Tokyo with the second day airing on Spike TV in the morning.

Here are the final cards for each event: 

Rizin Fighting Federation, Day 1 (Tuesday)

  • Shinya Aoki vs. Kazushi Sakuraba
  • Satoshi Ishii vs. Jiri Prochazka – heavyweight tournament opening round
  • Vadim Nemkov vs. Goran Reljic – heavyweight tournament opening round
  • Teodoras Aukstuolis vs. Bruno Cappelozza – heavyweight tournament opening round
  • Muhammed Lawal vs. Brett McDermott – heavyweight tournament opening round
  • Valentin Moldavsky vs. Yuta Uchida – heavyweight tournament alternate fight
  • Daiki Hata vs. Hiroyuki Takaya
  • Kizaemon Saiga vs. Hideo Tokoro
  • A.J. Matthews vs. Anatoly Tokov
  • Felipe Efrain vs. Yuki Motoya
  • Kirill Sidelnikov vs. Carlos Toyota
  • Tsuyoshi Kohsaka vs. James Thompson

Rizin Fighting Federation, Day 2 (Thursday)

  • TBA vs. TBA – heavyweight tournament final
  • Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jaideep Singh
  • Kron Gracie vs. Asen Yamamoto
  • Kaido Hoovelson vs. Jerome LeBanner
  • Yuichiro Nagashima vs. Andy Souwer
  • Gabi Garcia vs. Seini Draughn
  • Soo Chul Kim vs. Maike Linhares Galvao Amorim
  • Ken Hasegawa vs. Brennan Ward
  • TBA vs. TBA – heavyweight tournament semifinals
  • TBA vs. TBA – heavyweight tournament semifinals
  • Rena Kubota vs. Jleana Valentino