Three more bouts have been added to the upcoming Rizin FF event, including Bellator’s Brennan Ward taking on Ken Hasegawa.
Check out the complete press release below for the latest fight updates:
RIZIN FF, the all-new fight promotion led by former PRIDE FC head Nobuyuki Sakakibara, announced at a press conference today, three additional, star-studded bouts – two that will be contested under Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) rules and one that will be contested under mixed rules – for its highly-anticipated, three-day kick-off event, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 29 at Saitama Super Arena.
Bellator knockout artist Brennan “Irish” Ward will square off with undefeated Japanese prospect Ken Hasegawa in a heavyweight MMA rules bout on Dec. 31.
R.I.S.E. champion and K-1 standout Hinata Watanabe will battle Kazuyuki Miyata in a lightweight (155 pounds) mixed rules matchup on Dec. 29, that will be comprised of one or more rounds in which the fighters compete exclusively under kickboxing rules, and one or more rounds in which they fight exclusively under MMA rules. A more specific format for this bout will be announced soon.
Following a five-year hiatus from the ring, one-time, fast-rising prospect Kirill Sidelnikov will return to the squared circle to face off with Carlos Toyota on Dec. 29.