Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN FF happened on New Yr’s Eve on the Saitama Tremendous Enviornment in Japan, and MMA Information has all the outcomes and highlights from the occasion!
The 2 organizations have collaborated on occasions and shared fighters previously, however this was the primary time they’ve co-promoted an occasion solely comprised of their high expertise going head-to-head.
The cardboard opened with a light-weight bout between RIZIN’s Koji Takeda and Bellator’s Gadzhi Rabadanov, adopted by a bantamweight tilt between former Bellator champion Juan Archuleta and Soo Chul Kim. Present RIZIN champion and former Bellator title-holder Kyoji Horiguchi additionally made his return to flyweight and represented Bellator in opposition to his Japanese compatriot Hiromasa Ougikubo.
Within the co-main occasion, Bellator Featherweight Champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire confronted Kleber Koike Erbst, who capped off an unbelievable run of seven-straight submissions by claiming RIZIN’s featherweight title in October.
The light-weight principal occasion featured a pair of fighters that had every solely tasted defeat as soon as of their respective careers. AJ McKee misplaced Bellator’s featherweight title to Freire in April however efficiently moved as much as light-weight in October, and he met submission specialist and RIZIN Light-weight Champion Roberto “Satoshi” de Souza.
You possibly can catch all the outcomes and highlights from the occasion beneath!
Gadzhi Rabadanov def. Koji Takeda
Juan Archuleta def. Soo Chul Kim
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Hiromasa Ougikubo
Patricio Freire def. Kleber Koike Erbst
AJ McKee def. Roberto de Souza
Principal Occasion – Light-weight Bout: AJ McKee def. Roberto de Souza through Unanimous Determination
Co-Principal Occasion – Featherweight Bout: Patricio “Pitbull” Freire def. Kleber Koike Erbst through Unanimous Determination
Flyweight Bout: Kyoji Horiguchi def. Hiromasa Ougikubo through Unanimous Determination
Bantamweight Bout: Juan Archuleta def. Soo Chul Kim through Cut up Determination
Light-weight Bout: Gadzhi Rabadanov def. Koji Takeda through Unanimous Determination
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