Break out the coffee and caffeinated drinks, because Rizin is back! Rizin 44 goes down tonight from the Saitama Super Arena. The show will feature 10 fights; 9 MMA and 1 kickboxing. You can expect grand walkouts and soccer kicks when you tune into Rizin. With Rizin there is a little bit of everything for fans and newbies to enjoy.
Risin 44 Results
The main event will see former featherweight champion submission master Kleber Koike take on former UFC fighter and the first Sengoku featherweight champion Masanori Kanehara. The co-main event will see also former featherweight champion Juntaro Ushiku try to get back into the win column when takes on the Osakan brawler Kyohei Hagiwara.
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There are other fights to look forward to including a big boy heavyweight match with Shoma Shibisai taking on Janos Csukas, flyweights Erson Yamamoto and Ryuya Fukuda will both look to continue their winning ways when they face off, and the sole kickboxing bout will see fan-favorite former K-1 champion Rukiya Anpo takes on up-and-coming MMA fighter Sho “Patrick” Usami.
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Unfortunately, the Tsuyoshi Sudario vs. Todd Duffee fight is off per Rizin. Todd Duffee couldn’t make it to Japan due to visa issues and Rizin said they would rebook the match for the next show, Landmark 6.
Rizin announce bout of Tsuyoshi Sudario vs Todd Duffee previously scheduled for this weekend was postponed to October 1st in Nagoya #RIZIN_LANDMARK6 card.
Duffee have issues with his passport and not be able to compete in #RIZIN44
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We have a preview of some of the fights on Rizin 44 that will be a great primer if you are not familiar with some of the fighters.
How to Watch
Rizin 44 Results
Masanori Kanehara def. Kleber Koike via unanimous decision
Juntaro Ushiku def. Kyohei Hagiwara via unanimous decision
Yoshinori Horie def. Spike Carlyle via unanimous decision
Rukiya Anpo def. Sho “Patrick” Usami (Kickboxing) via unanimous decision (29-26、29-27、29-26)
Yoshiki Nakahara def. Rikuto Shirakawa via unanimous decision
Kazumasa Majima def. Takeji Yokoyama via unanimous decision
Ryuya Fukuda def. Erson Yamamoto via doctor stoppage (cut) in 1:37 of Round 3
Taichi Nakajima def. Ryo Okada via unanimous decision
Shoma Shibisai def. Janos Csukas via submission (heel hook) in 2:27 of Round 1.
Ramazan Temirov def. Takaki Soya via TKO (punches) in 3:15 of Round 1.