Full Card Announced For Rizin: Aki No Jin


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.

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Here is the full Rizin: Aki No Jin card:

Grappling Match

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Frank Shamrock

Kickboxing Bouts

Issei Ishii vs. Jin Mandokoro
YUKI vs. Darvish Kurogi
Yoshihisa Morimoto vs. Ryota Renseigym

MMA Fights

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)

Non-Tournament Fights

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.

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