Rizin FF crowned two new champions at the Saitama Super Arena as Azerbaijan's Vugar Karamov and America's Juan Archuleta captured the promotion's vacant championships at featherweight and bantamweight, respectively, at Super Rizin 2.
Two of Rizin’s top bantamweights will collide in the main event of Rizin 42, while a sprinkling of international talent will add further interest to a stacked card for Tokyo.
The New Year’s Eve clash between Bellator MMA and Rizin FF will pit some of the two promotions’ very best as they go head to head in four featured bouts at the Saitama Super Arena.
Bellator MMA and Rizin will continue their relationship with a special promotion-versus-promotion event on New Year's Eve in Japan.
Patricio Pitbull added to his impressive legacy under the Bellator banner by successfully defending his featherweight title at Bellator 286, but the manner of his performance against Hungarian challenger Adam Borics did little to entertain the fans in Long Beach, California.
Two of Bellator's top fighters from the So-Cal region have been added to the main card to provide even more star power to the event.
Juan Archuleta vs. Raufeon Stots: Bantamweight title fighters sound off ahead of tournament clash at Bellator 279
Bantamweight rivals Juan Archuleta and Raufeon Stots say the fans are in for a treat when they go toe to toe for the interim bantamweight title at Bellator 279 on April 23.
The stars of Bellator 277 and 279 faced the media at a showpiece press conference in Los Angeles on April 11, and you can recap the event live right here with Fighters Only.