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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.

Kyoji Horiguchi

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

Kyoji Horiguchi has his next RIZIN FF fight booked, but his title will not be on the line. The 28-year-old is coming off of...

Video: Ian McCall & Opponent Throw Blows At Rizin Weigh-Ins

Things got a little bit scrappy between two fighters at the weigh-ins for the upcoming Rizin FF event. Ian McCall and Manel Kape didn’t want...
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. The news was announced...

Ian McCall Reacts To Controversial Nine-Second Loss In Rizin

There were some big KOs at today's (Sun., May 6, 2018) Rizin FF 10 from the Marine Messe Fukuoka in Fukuoka, Japan, and the most high-profile...

RIZIN FF President Announces Upcoming Press Conference

It looks like fans will soon be getting an update regarding RIZIN FF's future moves. The company's president Nobuyuki Sakakibara tweeted on Saturday that...

Rizin 13 Results & Highlights: Nasukawa & Horiguchi Impress In Crossover Bout

Today's (Sun., September 30, 2018) Rizin 13 featured a rarely-seen spectacle in combat sports. Former UFC title challenger and current Rizin FF champion Kyoji Horiguchi...

Mirko Cro Cop Returns At September’s RIZIN 13

Mirko Crop will be back in action this fall.

RIZIN 25: Yutaka Saito Def. Mikuru Asakura To Earn Featherweight Title

RIZIN FF's Yutaka Saito is now the promotion's inaugural featherweight champion are earning a unanimous decision victory over Mikuru Asakura at RIZIN 25. Asakura was...
Darrion Caldwell

Darrion Caldwell Reacts To Submission Loss At RIZIN 14

Bellator MMA's bantamweight champ Darrion Caldwell was busy this New Year's Eve as he was one half of RIZIN 14's co-main event. "The Lone Wolf"...

Rizin CEO Teases Fedor vs. Wanderlei Bout

Wanderlei Silva signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator and Rizin MMA a few week’s ago, and there is now speculation that the Silva could...