RIZIN News

LowKick MMA covering the latest Rizin news since 2015

The Rizin Fighting Federation is a Japanese mixed martial arts promotion created in 2015 by Nobuyuki Sakakibara the former president of Pride Fighting Championships.   From its inception LowKick MMA has brought you the latest news from the Tokyo based organisation. 

Pride began in 1997 and was the original competitor to the UFC. The organization would produce many starts who would continue to become UFC champions after Pride was acquired by the UFC’s parent company Zuffa in 2007.

After the formation of Rizin, they would go on to announce their first event to be headlined by former Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko.

Rizin chose a unique concept, instead of becoming another competitor in the MMA promotion space they sought to create a platform where all promotions and fighters can test their skills without losing their characteristics.

This saw Rizin host events for fighters belonging to major promotions within MMA with notable athletes such as Bellator’s King Mo and One Championship Shinya Aoki both competing under the federation.

Rizin currently streams exclusively on digital on FITE TV in North America and Europe.

LowKickMMA provides coverage of all Rizin news in one place. Providing the latest Rizin news as well as exclusive content, it is our mission to ensure we provide entertaining informing content to our readers.

Patricky Freire

Patricky Freire Unsure Of RIZIN Future

Patricky Freire plans on winning the RIZIN lightweight grand prix. What he does after that, he is not so sure of.
Kyoji Horiguchi

Kyoji Horiguchi Tears ACL, Drops RIZIN Title & Out Of NYE Main Event

Bellator MMA and RIZIN FF will be coming together for a tremendous two-day mixed martial arts (MMA) event for New Year's Eve.However, on Thursday,...
Emelianenko Jackson

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson To Headline Bellator Japan

Bellator's first-ever event in Japan on December 29 will feature a throwback heavyweight encounter between Fedor Emelianenko and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
Fedor Emelianenko

Bellator & RIZIN Set For Historic December Show, Fedor Emelianenko Confirmed

Bellator and RIZIN Fighting Federation are set for a massive event on December 29 in Japan. The two promotions are set for...
Conor McGregor

RIZIN CEO Planning Something ‘Really Weird,’ Could Involve Conor McGregor

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Kyoji Horiguchi

Kyoji Horiguchi Suffers Stunning 68-Second KO At RIZIN 18 (Video)

It was not a great night for Bellator and RIZIN bantamweight champion Kyoji Horiguchi last night.Horiguchi took on...
RIZIN 17

RIZIN 17 Results: Asakura Tops Yachi

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Kyoji Horiguchi

Kyoji Horiguchi To Fight Kai Asakura At RIZIN 18 In Non-Title Bout

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Video: Tenshin Nasukawa Scores Brutal TKO Victory At RIZIN 16

Tenshin Nasukawa returned to action at RIZIN 16, that saw him score a nasty finish.This RIZIN Fighting...

RIZIN 16 Results: Tenshin Nasukawa Wins Again, Full Night Of Finishes

RIZIN 16 is in the books, as the full results from the show have surfaced online, and it was quite the show....