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Pedro Rizzo Returning To Japan

Pedro Rizzo promised earlier in the year that he would return to the sport before 2013 was up and he made good. The former UFC heavyweight contender meets Satoshi Ishii in one month.

To prepare for his return, Rizzo is training with American Top Team.

“The training is too good,” said Rizzo to TATAME. “Do not have to complain. He fought Tim Sylvia and is already arranging the video of the fight for me.”

Sylvia is a former UFC heavyweight champion.

After a two year layoff, Rizzo returned last summer. He was defeated by Fedor Emelianenko, in what was the Russian’s final fight prior to retirement.

Ishii is 7-2, submitting Sean McCorkle and Kerry Schall this year.

They compete May 26 out of Japan.