Post RIZIN thoughts. Both Mirko Cro Cop and Amir Aliakbari shine.

Post Rizin thoughts. Both Mirko Cro Cop and Amir Aliakbari shine.

The RIZIN Grand Prix Tournament was set up in a way that, whoever won 4 fights in a row, would be crowned 2016 RIZIN GP Champion. We saw some familiar names and some names we didn’t know even competed any more in the open weight tournament. A few social media sparring matches, late replacements, and … Read morePost RIZIN thoughts. Both Mirko Cro Cop and Amir Aliakbari shine.

Rizin Grand Prix: Cro Cop, Amir, Baruto, Valentin advance to Semis

Rizin Grand Prix: Cro Cop, Amir advance to Semis

The 2nd round of the RIZIN Open Weight Grand Prix took place last night from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. It was a night fight fans had long been waiting for since the opening round concluded back in September. Two of the most talked about matches going into the 2nd round were veterans … Read moreRizin Grand Prix: Cro Cop, Amir, Baruto, Valentin advance to Semis

King Mo: No Limits

King Mo: No Limits

The RIZIN Open Weight Grand Prix is upon us and things are about to heat up in Tokyo. Fighters sized one another up during media obligations and came face to face at the weigh-ins. A lot of the fighters on the card are huge names in the sport. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Heath Herring are two … Read moreKing Mo: No Limits

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Amir Aliakbari Discusses His RIZIN 2016 Grand Prix Second Round Match With Heath Herring

Amir Aliakbari Discusses His RIZIN 2016 Grand Prix Second Round Match With Heath Herring

MikeSwick.com is on location in Tokyo for the RIZIN Open Weight Grand Prix. We spoke with Amir Aliakbari the night before his match against Heath Herring at the RIZIN 2016 Open Weight Grand Prix Second Round event, in Tokyo Japan. The AKA Thailand standout also touches on the possibility of a final round match with King Mo.

 

 

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RIZIN Fighting Federation (RIZIN FF) is a Japanese regional mixed martial arts organization. It was created in 2015 by the former Pride FC president Nobuyuki Sakakibara.

RIZIN FF will broadcast on Spike TV in. The same network that houses Bellator MMA. Other official partnering broadcasters will be SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, Fuji Television, Fox Sports Brazil, Kix and Match TV.

Exclusive Video: Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic Calls Wanderlei Silva A Mouse

Exclusive Video: Mirko CroCop Calls Wanderlei Silva A Mouse And Discusses Being In The 2016 RIZIN GP

MikeSwick.com is on location in Tokyo for the RIZIN Open Weight Grand Prix. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović sat down and spoke with us about all things Rizin. He touches on King Mo, Wanderlei Silva, and the Rizin Grand Prix.

Mirko was business as usual. Cro Cop showed his expected distaste for Wanderlei Silva. After Silva backed out of their quarterfinal fight, the 2 have been verbally sparring through social media. Mirko continued the jabs and called Silva “a mouse”.

Other fighters in the open weight Grand Prix tournament include:

King Mo Lawal, Amir Aliakbari, Heath Herring, Valentin Moldavsky, Szymon Bajor, Baruto and Tsuyoshi Kosaka.

We expect the fights to be a fantastic way to end 2016. Look out for behind the scenes activities as well. The MMA hate triangle between Crop Cop, Silva, and Krazy Horse will be must see tv!

Video By: Doug Rothwell

We have full access and will continue posting videos pertaining to everything Rizin! Keep checking back on mikeswick.com for all the latest news.

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RIZIN Fighting Federation (RIZIN FF) is a Japanese regional mixed martial arts organization. It was created in 2015 by the former Pride FC president Nobuyuki Sakakibara.

RIZIN FF will broadcast on Spike TV in. The same network that houses Bellator MMA. Other official partnering broadcasters will be SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, Fuji Television, Fox Sports Brazil, Kix and Match TV.

 

Exclusive Video: Heath Herring Discusses His Return To MMA, Joining RIZIN, And Amir Aliakbari

Exclusive Video: Heath Herring Discusses His Return To MMA, Joining RIZIN And Next Opponent Amir Aliakbari

MikeSwick.com is on location in Tokyo for the 2016 RIZIN Open Weight Grand Prix. Heath Herring sat down with us and discussed his upcoming fight with Amir Aliakbari.

Other fighters in the open weight Grand Prix tournament include:

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović, King Mo Lawal, Amir Aliakbari, Valentin Moldavsky, Szymon Bajor, Baruto and Tsuyoshi Kosaka.

Video By: Doug Rothwell

We have full access and will continue posting videos pertaining to everything Rizin! Keep checking back on mikeswick.com for all the latest news.

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RIZIN Fighting Federation (RIZIN FF) is a Japanese regional mixed martial arts organization. It was created in 2015 by the former Pride FC president Nobuyuki Sakakibara.

RIZIN FF will broadcast on Spike TV in. The same network that houses Bellator MMA. Other official partnering broadcasters will be SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, Fuji Television, Fox Sports Brazil, Kix and Match TV.

 

Exclusive video: King Mo Discusses Entering The 2016 RIZIN Open Weight Grand Prix

Exclusive video: King Mo talks RIZIN Open Weight Grand Prix in Japan

MikeSwick.com is on location in Tokyo for the RIZIN Open Weight Grand Prix. King Mo Lawal sat down with us and discussed his upcoming quarterfinal fight with Mirko CroCop. Mo also touched on other subjects, specifically his last fight in Bellator with Satoshi Ishii.

Other fighters in the RIZIN open weight tournament quarterfinals include:

Mirko CroCop, Amir Aliakbari, Heath Herring, Valentin Moldavsky, Szymon Bajor, Baruto and Tsuyoshi Kosaka.

Video By: Doug Rothwell

We have full access and will continue posting videos pertaining to everything Rizin! Keep checking back on mikeswick.com for all the latest news.

Follow King Mo:

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RIZIN Fighting Federation (RIZIN FF) is a Japanese regional mixed martial arts organization. It was created in 2015 by the former Pride FC president Nobuyuki Sakakibara.

RIZIN FF will broadcast on Spike TV in. The same network that houses Bellator MMA. Other official partnering broadcasters will be SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, Fuji Television, Fox Sports Brazil, Kix and Match TV.

 

Exclusive: Carwin out. Herring in to face Amir Aliakbari in The Rizin GP

News was leaked today to the general public that undefeated prospect Amir Aliakbari is now facing Heath Herring in the Rizin GP quarterfinal round. Aliakbari knew for about a week that Shane Carwin was pulled from their fight. Rizin has been scrambling to find a replacement  opponent for Aliakbari, who has been training for “TBD”. … Read moreExclusive: Carwin out. Herring in to face Amir Aliakbari in The Rizin GP