Patricky Pitbull is keeping his focus, despite a late change of opponent at Bellator vs. Rizin 2.
One of the big matchups set for the Bellator vs. Rizin 2 event this weekend has had a major shakeup with the news that AJ McKee has been forced out of the event due to medical reasons.
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.
Two of Rizin's premier 145-pounders will face off at Rizin Landmark 5 looking to bounce back into the win column and put themselves in line for a shot at featherweight gold.
Bellator fighters went 5-0 against their Rizin counterparts in Saitama as the Bellator vs. Rizin event in Japan ended in a shutout victory for the American promotion.
Scott Coker is looking forward to pitting Bellator’s best against those of his friend and rival Nobuyuki Sakakibara and Rizin on New Year’s Eve, and says he expects his men to prevail in the head-to-head between the two promotions.
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.