Team Bellator makes the lengthy journey to Japan to battle one of the best Rizin provides in a cross-promotional all-star occasion. AJ McKee vs. Roberto Satoshi Souza and Patricio Pitbull vs. Kleber Koike Erbst are among the many intriguing matchups introduced at Bellator vs. Rizin on Dec. 31, which might be contested below Rizin guidelines.
Saturday’s foremost occasion pits Bellator’s former featherweight champion and No. 3 pound-for-pound fighter McKee in opposition to Rizin’s light-weight champion Satoshi on the legendary Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan. McKee (19-1) is a well-rounded offensive dynamo with lengthy, explosive strikes and a tough submission sport. Expect McKee to maintain the battle at vary in opposition to Satoshi (14-1), a robust jiu-jitsu specialist with 10 profession submissions and 4 knockouts.
“He’s good,” McKee mentioned throughout this week’s press convention. “I really feel he hasn’t fought anyone in my caliber but, so I’m wanting ahead to simply bringing him a very good battle and pushing the tempo.
“It’s gonna be a enjoyable battle, it is gonna be an thrilling battle. It’s gonna be a battle the place I believe the individuals are gonna find it irresistible, I’m gonna find it irresistible, I’m simply gonna be on the market having enjoyable, doing what I like to do. It’s a hoop, so for me it is gonna be a bit totally different however for this battle particularly, I’m not too apprehensive about it.”
The Bellator vs. Rizin co-main occasion is a brilliant battle between featherweight champions Patricio Pitbull and Kleber Koike Erbst. Similar to the primary occasion, Bellator possesses the extra well-rounded fighter in Pitbull (34-5) taking over a critical submission risk in Erbst.
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The undercard may even function the return of former Bellator bantamweight champions Juan Archuleta and Kyoji Horiguchi. Archuleta, who picked up a choice win over Enrique Barzola in his final outing, will tackle Soo Chul Kim. Horiguchi, who beforehand held the Rizin bantamweight title earlier than shifting over to Bellator and capturing the gold, will transfer right down to flyweight to tackle Hiromasa Ougikubo.
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Bellator vs. Rizin foremost card viewing info
Date: Dec. 31 | Start time: 8 p.m. ET/PT
Location: Saitama Super Arena — Tokyo, Japan
TV Channel/Strea: Showtime (Tape delayed)
Here is the Bellator vs. Rizin foremost card.
Bellator vs. Rizin foremost card
AJ McKee Roberto Satoshi Souza Lightweight Patricio Pitbull Kleber Koike Erbst Featherweight Kyoji Horiguchi Hiromasa Ougikubo Flyweight Juan Archuleta Soo Chul Kim Bantamweight Gadzhi Rabadanov Koji Takeda Lightweight
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