7 MMA Bouts & 5 Kickboxing Fights Added To Rizin 21, Several UFC/Bellator MMA Vets In Action

Rizin’s first event of the year takes place on Saturday, February 22 with Rizin 21 and a total of twelve bouts have been added to the card.

The fights were all revealed during a press conference earlier today, with such notables as UFC veteran Masanori Kanehara facing Victory Henry, UFC Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 alumni Daniel Salas facing Mikuru Asakura, Bellator MMA veteran Falco Neto facing Marcos De Souza and UFC veteran Naoki Inoue facing Trent Girdham. 

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Here are the twelve announced match ups set for Rizin 21 next month:


Mikuru Asakura vs. Daniel Salas

Vugar Keramov vs. Kyle Aguon

Victor Henry vs. Masanori Kanehara

Trent Girdham vs. Naoki Inoue

Kintaro vs. Kenji Kato

Roque Martinez vs. Hideki Sekine

Marcos de Souza vs. Falco Neto


Yuya vs. Kouki

Kenichi Takeuchi vs. Naoya

Kousuke Jitukata vs. Ryo Sakai

Masaji Tozuka vs. Masahiro Ozawa

Henry Cejas vs Seido

Rizin 21 takes place on Saturday, February 22 from the Hamamatsu Arena in Shizuoka, Japan with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on Fite TV.

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