Completed MMA & Kickboxing Event


  • Friday 06.23.2023 at 11:30 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: FITE | Prelims: YouTube
  • Promotion: RIZIN Fighting Federation
  • Tapology Accounts: RIZINFF
  • Ownership: Nobuyuki Sakakibara
  • Venue: Makomanai Sekisui Heim Arena
  • Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • MMA Bouts: 12
  • Kickboxing Bouts: 5
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Fight Card

Event Discussion


06.24.2023 | 5:31 AM ET

Noooo Suzuki :((

06.24.2023 | 6:25 AM ET

Really annoyed that

Really annoyed that Kleber's win didn't count because he missed weight by 0.8 pounds or something. Why not just fine him? The main event felt pointless. The fights, overall, were very meh but there were so many insane finishes that I can't call it a bad card. Very happy with my Kuriyama & Goto picks. I watched Kuriyama's fights and she was so much more technical than Kumagai and Kumagai lost 4 in a row before her 3 fight win streak. HUGE KO for Kuriyama. 

Sick twister from Goto and what a f**cking KO from Minoru Kimura!

I don't think any of my incorrect picks were bad. Ueda got KO'd by a senior citizen in his last fight and Sekine has recent wins at the pro level but Ueda did look good so I'm now interested in his next fight.

Tateo IIda is an absolute clown and I'm not even mad I got that pick wrong. He fought like a prick, disrespecting the fight game in there with his hands down and Suguru slept his ass. Good win for Suguru and please get IIda out of RIZIN ASAP. 

Ni****ani was looking alright. A nice counter shot from Suzuki puts him away. Not too upset about that one.

Hope you all enjoyed the card :)

06.24.2023 | 9:17 AM ET


It is due to the Japanese MMA ruleset: If a fighter misses the weight, if he wins the result of the fight ends up being a No Contest. For a moment I thought that beyond stripping him of the title, perhaps Rizin would make an exception with the NC, but they did follow the rules of the athletic commission completely. They did not cancel the fight because Suzuki had the right to have a shot at the title since he did make weight, but with this result Rizin Featherweight division is left without a champion. Although there is always the possibility of an immediate rematch.

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