Thursday, December 31, 2015

Fedor v. Singh

Here is Fedor Emelianenko fighting Jaideep Singh at Rizen FF Day 2 which took place on 12/31/15 at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

King Mo v. Brett McDermott Rizen FF

Here is Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal fighting Brett McDermott in the opening round of the Rizen FF Grand Prix which took place 12/29/15 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

King Mo(17-4) will fight Teodoras Aukstuolis(8-2) on New Years Eve, with the winner the winner of Vadim Nemkov(5-0) v. Jiri Prochazka(15-2).

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Bob Sapp v. Alistair Overeem - Arm Wrestle!

Here is Alistair Overeem fighting Bob Sapp in an arm wrestling contest as part of a 2012 Japanese TV show.

Overeem (39-14, 4-3 UFC) fights Junior Dos Santos at UFC on Fox 17 this Saturday.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Video of the Day - Fedor v. Ishii

Here is Fedor Emelianenko fighting Satoshi Ishii at Dream's "Fight For Japan - Genki Desu Ka! New Year!" The fight took place on 12/31/11 at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. This was Fedor's last bout before his brief hiatus from the sport.

Fedor (34-4) will return on NYE in Rizen FC against a yet to be named opponent. Ishiii (14-4) fights Jiri Prochazka (13-2) on Rizen FC Day 1 in the opening round of the World GP.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Barry v. Lighty

Here is Pat Barry kickboxing Scott Lighty at Shin Do Kumate XI on 12/8/06 in Tampa, Florida.

Kickboxing records are hard to calculate due to such a wide selection in rule formats. Barry had 4 K-1 event wins and 3 wins in Chuck Norris' WCL. He had 4 wins in the UFC including KO's over Shane Del Rosario, Antoni Hardonk and Christian Morecraft while winning a decision over Joey Beltran.

Scott Lighty was a solid kickboxer in his own right, defeating Dewey Cooper and Sean McCully in K-1 events. Lighty was also an MMA fighter, being showcased on the TapouT reality show that was on the Versus network. He won fights in Strikeforce.

Werdum v. Fedor

Here is Fabricio Werdum fighting Fedor Emelianenko in Strikeforce - Fedor v. Werdum which took place on 6/26/10 in San Jose, California.

Fedor will face a yet to be named opponent as the headliner of Rizen's New Years Eve show.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Rizen Fighting World Grand Prix

The new upstart Rizen Fighting Championship is an interesting promotion which is stacking its inaugural event. The fights will take place at Saitama Super Arena in Japan, spanning two dates on December 29th and New Years Eve. An open weight world grand prix will kick off on the 29th featuring a diverse group of mainly 205 pound fighters, each hailing from a different country so far. The event is being broadcast on Spike TV.

Fedor Emelianenko (34-4) will return from a three and a half year retirement to headline the New Years Eve card. He has finally been announded to be fighting kickboxer Jaideep Singh (2-0). Japanese MMA pioneer Tsuyoshi Kosaka (26-18) will fight British slugger James Thompson (20-15).

(Fedor at Rizen Press Event)

One FC champ Shinya Aoki (38-6) will fight Japanese legend Kazushi Sakuraba (26-16) in the headliner of the 29th card. Kicking off the Grand Prix festivities will be Strikeforce champ Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal(16-4) against a still unknown BAMMA UK representative. UFC vet Goran Reljic(15-5) represents Poland's KSW organization, taking on Russian Vadim Nemkov (3-0). Brazilian Bruno Cappelozza(7-3) is fighting Lithuania's Teodoras Aukstuolis(7-2). Japan's Satoshi Ishii will fight Czech Republic's Jiri Prochazka (13-2) will fight. Valentin Moldovsky (1-0) and Yuta Uchida (0-0) are fighting in the reserve bout.

(Sakuraba at Rizen Press Event)

New Years Eve will feature the tournament final and several high profile debuts. Kickboxing legend Andy Souwer will fight oddball striker Yuichiro Nagashima. BJJ legend and Gracie family member Kron Gracie (1-0) will fight against Japanese wrestling phenom Asen Yamamoto who is making his debut. Women's heavyweight BJJ player Gabi Garcia has been rumored to make her debut against pro wrestler Seini Draughn who will also make her debut. Shootboxing Rene Kubota and K-1 kickboxer Jleana Valentino will fight eachother in their debuts. Kaido Hoovelson, a former judo and sumo fighter, will make his debut.

(Kron Gracie Pictured)

December 29th

Shinya Aoki v. Kazushi Sakuraba
Tsuyoshi Kosaka v. James Thompson
AJ Matthews v. Anatoly Tokov
King Mo v. TBA (BAMMA)
Goran Reljic v. Vadim Nemkov
Bruno Cappelozza v. Teodoras Aukstuolis
Satoshi Ishii v. Jiri Prochazka
Yuki Motoya v. Nam Jin Jo (rumored)
Valentin Moldovsky v. Yuta Uchida

New Years Eve

Fedor v. Jaideep Singh
World Grand Prix Championship
Kaido Hoovelson v. TBA
Hiroyuki Takaya v. Daiki Hata
Andy Souwer v. Yuichiro Nagashima
Kron Gracie v. Asen Yamamoto
Gabi Garcia v. Seini Draughn
Rene Kubota v. Jleana Valentino
World Grand Prix Final Four

(Gabi Garcia at Rizen Press Event)