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.


Floyd Mayweather Will Fight In RIZIN FF

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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.
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Highlights: Melvin Guillard Knocked Out In RIZIN

Melvin Guillard just lost eight in a row.

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...

Watch: Kyoji Horiguchi Destroys Ian McCall In Seconds At Rizin FF 10

Ian McCall had a rough go in just his second fight under the Rizin banner. The promotion held its tenth event today on Sunday, May...

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...

Highlights: Watch Cro Cop Demolish King Mo In RIZIN

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King Mo vs. Mirko Cro Cop Set For Rizin Grand Prix

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Shane Carwin Signs With Rizin Fighting Federation

Former interim UFC heavyweight champion Shane Carwin has signed with Rizin FF. Promotion officials announced the news at a press conference on Thursday morning....