While there are no events from either the UFC or Bellator MMA this coming weekend, there is a huge event from Rizin titled “Aki No Jin.”
A total of sixteen bouts will fill the card, with a solid mix of MMA fights, a grappling match and a few kickboxing bouts.
Here is the full Rizin: Aki No Jin card:
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Frank Shamrock
Issei Ishii vs. Jin Mandokoro
YUKI vs. Darvish Kurogi
Yoshihisa Morimoto vs. Ryota Renseigym
Rizin Super Atomweight Tournament Opening Round Fights
RENA vs. Andy Nguyen
Irene Rivera vs. Miyuu Yamamoto
Alyssa Garcia vs. Maria Oliveira
Kanna Asakura vs. Sylwia Juskiewicz
Rizin Bantamweight Tournament Opening Round Bouts
Manel Kape vs. Erson Yamamoto
Shintaro Ishiwatari vs. Akhmed Musakaev
Jae Hoon Moon vs. Kevin Petshi
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Gabriel Oliveira (Qualifying Match)
Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Yamato Fujita
Akiyo Nishiura vs. Andy Souwer
King Reina vs. Crystal Stokes
Jerome Le Banner vs. Roque Martinez
Some notable bouts on this card include the grappling match between Frank Shamrock, who is replacing an injured Dan Henderson, against UFC Hall Of Fame member Kazushi Sakuraba. The women’s atomweight tournament also kicks off with RENA and Miyuu Yamamoto (UFC veteran Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto’s sister) as the favorites.
The bantamweight tournament first round continues, while UFC veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri competes in a qualifying bout for a shot to compete in the tournament. Other notables on the card include Andy Souwer, Jerome Le Banner, King Reina and others.
Rizin: Aki No Jin takes place on Sunday, October 15 from the Marine Messe Fukouka in Fukouka, Japan with Rena and Andy Nguyen headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on Fite TV.