We will be sending out Gabi Garcia to ROAD FC FOR THEIR FIGHT on May 12th in Beijing. Her opponent Veronica Futuna has been calling her out on social media. I hope Gabi puts on an exciting performance and bring back that momentum back to RIZIN. ギャビ・ガルシア選手を5月12日に中国北京で開催されるROAD FCにRIZINから派遣します。対戦相手は、ギャビとの対戦を熱望し、猛アピールしていたロシアのベロニカ選手となりました。ギャビには、昨年末の汚名を返上する様な試合を観せてRIZINカムバックに弾みをつけて欲しいです！ #rizinff#rizin2018 #roadfc
Visited Sakuraba’s QUINTET event yesterday with members from our fan club. The event really showed the appealing aspects of pure grappling along with interesting twists, something that only Sakuraba would come up with. Keep an eye out on Producer Sakuraba as he will continue to challenge new things.
All 12 fights are set for our kickoff event for 2018. The theme for this year is to open the new doors for Japanese MMA. This first event will determine the direction RIZIN will be headed this year. #rizinff#rizin2018
Tenshin’s opponent is MMA fighter Yusaku Nakamura who has a back ground of traditional martial arts. This will be a fight between Karate and traditional Martial art contestants. Nakamura has a very unique striking style which he has the chance to throw his opponent off and catch him off guard. I hope to see the underdog pull off an upset.
We hope to find new up and coming prospects this year who will be fit for Mirko’s retirement. We will continue to look out for these talents every event. The new additions are all going to be fighters who are ambitious and hungry for that opportunity.
I have always been impressed by Matsumoto’s performance whenever I would visit Shooto’s events. Many people may not know him, but the level of Shooto’s traditional Lightweight Champions are no Joke. I hope to see some high level exchanges and scrambles between him and Cruickshank. #rizinff#rizin2018
Hamasaki will finally be making her appearance in RIZIN. Her opponent Alyssa Garcia will be a good opportunity to showcase her skills and show why she was the world champion. I hope to see not only a good performance, but her attempts to try to finish the fight whenever an opportunity is given.
Today we have announced 4 additional fights for the RIZIN.10 event! Tenshin Nasukawa vs Yusaku Nakamura, Ayaka Hamasaki vs Alyssa Garcia, Daron Cruickshank vs Koshi Matsumoto and Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Andrey Kovalev! Tickets are currently on sale on stubhub.com! Come experience the event LIVE!