Bellator & Rizin: Japan – Fight Card


We have a great final Bellator card of the year going down this Saturday, as the promotion once again collaborates with Rizin. Only this time these competitors meet inside the Bellator cage, rather than in the Rizin ring, which is how they’ve generally done it before. This event is stacked with elite fighters from the second third of the card on, and has some good opening match ups as well.

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion, as well as former WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko meet in the main event of this outstanding night of fights. It’s only right that two longtime PRIDE veterans that spent much of their careers in Japan end the New Years card, especially considering it’s in Japan. Fight Card posted below:

Main Card: Paramout Network and DAZN – 10pm ET

Heavyweight: Fedor Emelianenko (38-6) 1 NC vs. Rampage Jackson (38-13)

Lightweight: Michael Chandler (19-5) vs. Sidney Outlaw (14-3)

Welterweight: Lorenz Larkin (21-7) 1 NC vs. Keita Nakamura (35-10-2)

Women’s Flyweight: Kana Watanabe (8-0-1) vs. Ilara Joanne (9-4)

Lightweight: Goiti Yamauchi (24-4) vs. Daron Cruickshank (22-12) 1 NC

Welterweight: Michael Page (16-1) vs. Shinsho Anzai (11-3)

Postliminary Card: Bellator App – Immediately following main card

Women’s Strawweight: Andy Nguyen (6-8) vs. Ai Shimizu (5-1)

Lightweight: Ryuichiro Sumimura (14-7) vs. Jon Tuck (10-5)

Flyweight: Jarred Brooks (15-2) vs. Haruo Ochi (19-7-2)

Lightweight: Hiroto Uesako (16-8) vs. Yusuke Yachi (20-9)

Women’s Atomweight: Kanna Asakura (15-4) vs. Jayme Hinshaw (4-3)

Heavyweight: Sergey Shemetov (9-6) vs. Shoma Shibisai (5-2)

Catchweight: Yusaku Nakamura (16-6-1) vs. Makoto Takahashi (9-1-1)

Catchweight (Kickboxing): Ren Hiramoto vs. Takahiro Ashida