Rizin Fighting Federation (RIZIN FF) recently revealed its quarterfinal matchups for its upcoming bantamweight tournament, which takes place Fri., Dec. 29, 2017 inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Let’s just get right to it.
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Gabriel Oliveira
Ian McCall vs. Manel Kape
Takafumi Otsuka vs. Khalid Taha
Kevin Petshi vs. Shintaro Ishiwatari
Anthony Birchak vs. Je Hoon Moon
“I can’t wait to teach this kid a lesson,” McCall said in a recent interview with MMA Junkie about his debut in RIZIN FF. “I can stomp on his head, I can do some really fucked up shit to him. It’s going to be really fun.”
PRIDE rules allow for that sort of thing.
The semifinals and final conclude on Dec. 31, a card that also features the lightweight showdown between Karl Albrektsson and Jiri Prochazka. Both RIZIN FF 8 and RIZIN FF 9 will be available via online pay-per-view (PPV).