RIZIN 2016 GP Final Weigh-In Highlights: Cro Cop No-Showed.

RIZIN 2016 GP Final Weigh-In Highlights: Cro Cop No-Showed.

There is never a dull moment in Japanese MMA. Ever. Sometimes, even weigh-ins can be a spectacle. That’s exactly what the 2016 Rizin GP weigh-ins were. There was one noticeable absence, however. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović was a no-show.

Big lovable Baruto was left all by himself on the weigh-in stage, as his opponent Mirko Cro Cop did not make an appearance. Fear not, there were still many things to talk about.

The part that has the internet buzzing is the matchup between Gabi Garcia and Yumiko Hotta. Hotta weighed in at about 171 pounds and she’s 5’6. Gabi Garcia is 6’2 and weighed in at 208. Sure it could be considered an uneven affair, with Garcia having a 40 pound weight advantage. However, Hotta is 49 years old and has ‘grown woman strength’. If not, she can always hit Garcia with her hand chains and lightning strikes.

RIZIN 2016 GP Final Weigh-In Highlights: Cro Cop No-Showed.
Yumiko Hotta vs Gabi Garcia

Like we stated before, Cro Cop was absent from the weigh-ins. MikeSwick.com has since received confirmation from a source close to RIZIN that Cro Cop is still fighting. Just unknown circumstances that caused him to miss the weigh-ins.

Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett also made news by not being at the weigh-ins and MikeSwick.com was told it was over visa issues. His fight with Minoru Kimura has now been cancelled as a result. MikeSwick.com will be speaking with Bennett to find out exactly what his visa issues were, very soon.

Andy Nguyen came out dressed as the Pokemon character, Pikachu. Not exactly breaking news, but… when you add in the man sized Cup-O-Noodles, wearing a Speedo and Genki Sudo mask, it gets people talking.

Andy Nguyen MikeSwick.com 2016 RIZIN World Gran Prix Finals Weigh-in Highlights
Andy Nguyen in full Pikachu

Japanese MMA is the best!

Kron Gracie vs Tatsuya Kawajiri MikeSwick.com 2016 RIZIN World Gran Prix Finals Weigh-in Highlights
Kron Gracie vs Tatsuya Kawajiri

Tune in to MikeSwick.com tonight at 1 am ET/ 10 pm PST for the FREE live stream to the 2016 RIZIN World Grand Prix NYE Finals event.

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Weigh-In Results:

Tatsuya Kawajiri(65.5kg) vs Kron Gracie(65.5kg)

Hideo Tokoro(61.5kg) vs Erson Yamamoto(61.7kg)

RENA(48.9kg) vs Hanna Tyson(48.7kg)

Andy Nguyen(49.0kg) vs Miyuu Yamamoto(48.7kg)

Kizaemon Saiga(58.0kg) vs Dillin West(57.7kg)

Gabi Garcia(94.9kg) vs Yumiko Hotta(77.6kg)

Hayato “Mach” Sakurai(82.0kg) vs Wataru Sakata(80.7kg)

Amir Aliakbari(116.1kg) vs Valentin Moldavsky(102.2kg)

Mirko Cro Cop(106.0kg) vs Baruto(180.0kg)

Tenshin Nasukawa(56.6kg) vs Kawika Oligo(56.45kg)

*Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett vs Minoru “PHILIP” Kimura is cancelled.*

Kron Gracie: Episode 1

Kron Gracie: Episode 1

In a special match at the RIZIN Open Weight Grand Prix this weekend, rising superstar Kron Gracie is set to take on Tatsuya Kawajiri. Kron, who sits at 3-0 so far in his mixed martial arts career, is the son of MMA and jiu-jistu legend Rickson Gracie.

Check out his training below as he prepares for battle this coming weekend:

 

 

FOLLOW KRON GRACIE:

Website: KronGracieJiuJitsu.com
Facebook: facebook.com/krongraciejiujitsu
Twitter: twitter.com/gracie_kron
Instagram: instagram.com/riokid

FOLLOW RIZIN:

Website: http://www.rizinff.com/en/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rizin_PR
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rizinfightingfederation
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rizinff/

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.

RIZIN 2016 World Grand Prix 2nd Round Weigh-In Highlights

RIZIN 2016 World Grand Prix 2nd Round Weigh-In Highlights

The 2016 RIZIN Grand Prix Round 2 weigh-ins are now over and it was interesting. Weigh-ins took place and as is often the case when fighters step on the scale, we were treated to some tense and also some fun moments. This is Japan, after all, and if there’s one thing they’re known for it is their creativity and at times a very fun quirkiness. Proof of that was on display as a jacked Cup of Noodles stood watch on the stage the entire time.

So many names graced the stage; King Mo, Mirko Cro Cop, Heath Herring, Valentin Moldavsky, Szymon Bajor, Baruto, Tsuyoshi Kosaka, and Amir Aliakbari were just a few of the fighters to step on the scale for this massive event. Check out the full highlight video below as well as the official results:

Weigh-in Results:

Mirko Cro Cop(106kg) vs. King Mo(97kg)

Baruto(180kg) vs. Tsuyoshi Kosaka(101.1kg)

Amir Aliakbari(116.1kg) vs. Heath Herring(124.5kg)

Valentin Moldavsky(102.2kg) vs. Szymon Bajor(105.6kg)

Rin Nakai(56.95kg) vs. Kanako Murata(57.15kg)

Tenshin Nasukawa(56.65kg) vs. Nikita Sapun(55.4kg)

Kazuyuki Miyata(69.55kg) vs. Andy Souwer(70.1kg)

Yuki Motoya(60.0kg) vs. Allan Nascimento(60.0kg)

Tatsumitsu Wada(56.7kg) vs. Kai Kara-France(58.1kg)*
*Kai Kara-France Over Weight.

Yusuke Yachi(68.0kg) vs. Mario Sismundo(67.9kg)

Kanna Asakura(47.7kg) vs. Alyssa Garcia(48.0kg)

Vadim Nemkov(104.8kg) vs. Alison Vicente(106.3kg)

Satoru Kitaoka(70.3kg) vs. Daron Cruickshank(69.8kg)

FOLLOW RIZIN:

Website: http://www.rizinff.com/en/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rizin_PR
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rizinfightingfederation
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rizinff/

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: Kron Gracie Discusses His RIZIN 2016 Grand Prix Final Round Match With Tatsuya Kawajiri

Kron Gracie Discusses His RIZIN 2016 Grand Prix Final Round Match With Tatsuya Kawajiri

MikeSwick.com is on location in Tokyo for the RIZIN Open Weight Grand Prix. Kron Gracie sat down with us and discussed his final round match with Tatsuya Kawajiri. He also touches on the origin of his “Ice Cream” nickname, and training with the Diaz brothers.

 

FOLLOW KRON GRACIE:

Website: KronGracieJiuJitsu.com
Facebook: facebook.com/krongraciejiujitsu
Twitter: twitter.com/gracie_kron
Instagram: instagram.com/riokid

FOLLOW RIZIN:

Website: http://www.rizinff.com/en/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rizin_PR
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rizinfightingfederation
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rizinff/

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.