One last major event in the mixed martial arts calendar year remains, with Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN representing a true cross-promotion between Japan’s RIZIN Fighting Federation and the Viacom-backed Bellator.
More than just a handful of fun throw-away fights, Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN paired up some of the best from both organizations, most notably at featherweight, where champions were set to collide as Patricio Pitbull took on Kleber Koike. At lightweight, meanwhile, former 145lb champ AJ McKee represented the Bellator side, taking on RIZIN’s reigning champion, grappling ace Roberto “Satoshi” de Souza.
Weigh-in results for Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN and the RIZIN 40 card can be found below. The event takes place on New Year’s Eve, with Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN airing via tape delay on Showtime. RIZIN 40 (and, where available, both cards) can be streamed via Fite.tv.
Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN / RIZIN 40 Weigh-In Results
Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN
Lightweight: AJ McKee (154.7) vs. Roberto de Souza (156)
Featherweight: Patrício Pitbull (145) vs. Kleber Koike Erbst (145.2)
Flyweight: Kyoji Horiguchi (124.8) vs. Hiromasa Ougikubo (125.4)
Bantamweight: Juan Archuleta (134) vs. Soo Chul Kim (133.8)
Lightweight: Gadzhi Rabadanov (155.9) vs. Koji Takeda (156)
Super Atomweight: Seika Izawa vs. Si Woo Park – RIZIN women’s super atomweight grand prix final
Bantamweight: Naoki Inoue vs. Kenta Takizawa
Heavyweight: Tsuyoshi Sudario vs. Junior Tafa
Flyweight: John Dodson vs. Hideo Tokoro
Catchweight: Ren Hiramoto vs. Mystery Fighter – Special Standing Rules
Bantamweight: Yuki Motoya vs. Rogerio Bontorin
Lightweight: Johnny Case vs. Nobumitsu Osawa
Featherweight: Chihiro Suzuki vs. Yoshiki Nakahara
Lightweight: BeyNoah vs. Patrick Sho Usami
Bantamweight: Yushi vs. Tatsuya Nakazawa – Special Rules bout