Bellator Japan, Fedor, Rampage

Bellator Japan Adds A Slew Of Post-lim Fights

Bellator Japan is shaping up nicely. In an announcement from RIZIN, who is helping promote the Bellator Japan Carr, released a press release with a host of new fights to be shown on post-lims of the card.

The co-promoted card features both Bellator Japan and RIZIN 20 this New Year’s Eve. Here are the newly announced fights:

New Bellator Japan Post-Lim Fights

Ren Hiramoto vs. Takahiro Ashida (kickboxing)

Shoma Shibisai vs. Sergey Shemetov

Kanna Asakura vs. Jayme Hinshaw

New RIZIN 20 Fights

Jiri Prochazka vs. C.B. Dollaway (RIZIN light heavyweight title match)

Lindsey VanZandt vs. Rena

Vitaly Shemetov vs. Simon Biyong

Miyuu Yamamoto vs. Amp The Rocket

Kai Asakura vs. Manel Knape (RIZIN bantamweight title match)

Jake Heun vs. Satoshi Ishii

Shintaro Ishiwatari vs. Hiromasa Ogikubo

Bellator Japan is headlined by a fight between the MMA legends Fedor Emelianenko and Rampage Jackson. The card also hosts five Bellator vs. RIZIN bouts.

Former UFC talent, C.B. Dollaway stated, “I am honored to be fighting for the RIZIN and I am grateful to be given such an incredible opportunity to be fighting for their Light Heavyweight Title. My dream ever since I got into Mixed Martial Arts was to fight in Japan and to become a champion in a major organization. I am living my dream right now and I won’t be denied come New Years Eve. I really like the match up. I have been training with one of the best Light Heavyweights in the world and current Bellator champion Ryan Bader. I am prepared to put on a great show the Japanese people and the world. December 31st I will be the new RIZIN world champion.”

RIZIN bantamweight champion, Kai Asakura was originally supposed to face Kyoji Horiguchi in a rematch before Horiguchi had to pull out due to injury. “I am very disappointed that I don’t get to face Horiguchi on NYE. But I hope he recovers well and we can fight at his best condition. Kape has been running his mouth for a while so I hope to hit him in the face and shut him up. I will knock him out on NYE and become the new Bantamweight Champion and lead the division for RIZIN.”

Bellator Japan Main Card

Fedor Emelianenko vs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Michael Chandler vs Benson Henderson
Lorenz Larkin vs Keita Nakamura [Bellator vs RIZIN] Ilara Joanne vs Kana Watanabe [Bellator vs RIZIN]
Goiti Yamauchi vs Daron Cruickshank [Bellator vs RIZIN]

RIZIN 20 Main Card

Kai Asakura vs Manel Kape [Title fight]
Jiri Prochazka vs C.B. Dollaway [Title fight]
Ayaka Hamasaki vs Seo Hee Ham [Title fight]
Johnny Case vs Tofiq Musaev [GP semifinals]
Patricky “Pitbull” Freire vs Luiz Gustavo [GP semifinals] Yuki Motoya vs Patrick Mix [Bellator vs RIZIN]
Mikuru Asakura vs John Macapa [Bellator vs RIZIN]

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Blaine Henry
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