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ORDER AND WATCH: RIZIN FF World Grand Prix 2017

Order and watch RIZIN Fighting Federation from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The action begins at 1 a.m. EST, December 31.

Two days ago Kyoji Horiguchi and Manel Kape advanced to the semi-finals of the men’s bantamweight tournament and will face each other with one advancing to the finals.  On the other side of the bracket, Takafumi Otsuka faces Shintaro Ishiwatari.  The winner there fights the winner of Horiguchi and Kape.

 

 

RIZIN WORLD GRAND PRIX MATCHES

MEN’S BANTAMWEIGHTS

Manel Kape (9-1-0), Angola, 60,40 kg / 133 lbs.
vs.
Kyoji Horiiguchi (21-2-0), Japan, 60,75 kg / 133 ½ lbs.

Takafumi Otsuka (24-13-0), Japan, 61,00 kg / 134 ½ lbs.
vs.
Shintaro Ishiwatari (24-6-0), Japan, 61,00 kg / 134 ½ lbs.

(winners to meet in championship final)

WOMEN’S SUPER-ATOMWEIGHTS

Rena Kubota (5-0-0), Japan 48,85 kg / 107 lbs.
vs.
Irene “La Nina” Rivera (7-4-0), Spain, 48,9 kg / 107 ½ lbs.

Kanna Asakura (9-2-0), Japan, 48,75 / 107 lbs.
vs.
Maria Oliveira (10-2-0), Brazil, 48,7 kg / 107 lbs.

(winners to meet in championship final)

SPECIAL HEAVYWEIGHT ATTRACTION

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (35-11-0), Croatia, 110,15 / 242 ½ lbs.
vs.
Tsuyoshi Kosaka (27-19-2), Japan, 101,7 kg, 224 lbs.

LIGHTWEIGHTS

Takanori “The Fireball Kid” Gomi (18-6-0), Japan, 72,0 kg / 158 lbs.
vs.
Yusuke Yachi (18-6-0), Japan 71,8 / 158 lbs.

WOMEN FLYWEIGHTS

Shinju “Juju” Auclair (1-0-0), USA, 56,75 / 125 ½ lbs.
vs.
Chelsea LaGrasse (pro debut), USA, 52,9 kg / 116 lbs.

KICKBOXING

Yamato Fujita, Japan, 57,0 kg / 125 lbs.
vs.
Mitsushisa Sunabe, Japan, 56,8 kg / 125 lbs.

Tenshin Nasuikawa, Japan, 57,0 kg / 125 lbs.
vs.
Yuat Hammamoto, Japan, 56,95 kg / 125 lbs

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