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RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix 2016: Openweight 1st Round

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07.16.2016 | 1:10 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 110th   |   View

Holy mother of ******* ****. 

Mirko Cro Cop and Wanderlei Silva have been announced for the tournament, both in separate fights. 

Daron Cruickshank will face Andy ******' Souwer 

Tokoro vs. Gracie, of course. 

And Yamamoto is fighting Kizaemon Saiga, not Krazy Horse as rumored. 

Color me ******* hyped.

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* Edited at 07.16.2016, 1:41 AM ET *

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RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix 2016
  • Sunday 09.25.2016 at 02:00 AM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Internet Stream
  • Promotion: RIZIN Fighting Federation
  • Tapology Accounts: RIZINFF
  • Ownership: Nobuyuki Sakakibara
  • Venue: Saitama Super Arena
  • Location: Saitama, Japan
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • TV Announcers: Heath Herring, Joe Ferraro
  • Attendance: 15,011
  • Matchmaker: Shingo Kashiwagi
  • MMA Bouts: 13
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Bout   Info
Kron Gracie   defeats   Hideo Tokoro   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   9:40 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Rena Kubota   defeats   Miyuu Yamamoto   via Submission, Cravat   4:50 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Mirko Filipović   defeats   Hyun Man Myung   via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke   2:20 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Baruto Kaito   defeats   Kazuyuki Fujita   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 10:00 Total Bout Page
Daron Cruickshank   defeats   Andy Souwer   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   4:10 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Erson Yamamoto   defeats   Kizaemon Saiga   via Decision, Split   2 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jiří Procházka   defeats   Mark Tanios   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 10:00 Total Bout Page
Valentin Moldavsky   defeats   Karl Albrektsson   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 10:00 Total Bout Page
Amir Aliakbari   defeats   João Almeida   via KO/TKO, Referee Stoppage (Punches)   2:25 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Szymon Bajor   defeats   Teodoras Aukštuolis   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 10:00 Total Bout Page
Charles Bennett   defeats   Minoru Kimura   via KO/TKO, Referee Stoppage (Punches)   0:07 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Kanako Murata   defeats   Kyra Batara   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Gabrielle Garcia   defeats   Destanie Yarbrough   via Submission, Americana   2:42 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

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07.16.2016 | 1:16 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 680 Points   |   Tied for 92nd   |   View

Mirko or Wanderlai vs Baruto would be madness, I'm having a hard time even picturing it. I'm totally in though.lol

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07.16.2016 | 1:25 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 110th   |   View

Fujita, Baruto also confirmed for tournament. 

Pure speculation, but if the way this seating is at the press conference is any indication, Wandy/Fujita & Cro Cop/Baruto may be first round match-ups, I'm not sure. 

But when they just announced "a last minute addition" and Cro Cop came out to Wild Boys at this press conference, people lost their ****. This is awesome.

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07.16.2016 | 1:26 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 113th   |   View

Wish I had have gotten into MMA sooner so I could have experienced the golden era of Jap MMA  ( PRIDE FC (vs UFC)  in real time .. ( only discovered MMA / UFC in early 2007. ..  still grateful that somewhat of a renaissance is ongoing ! Here's to the future 

*if Cruickshank keeps it standing ( although it may be modified rules i.e ; 1 round MMA, 1 round K1, etc) , vs Souwer,  it's going to be absolute bonkers !!

* Edited at 07.16.2016, 1:34 AM ET *

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07.16.2016 | 1:28 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 795 Points   |   Tied for 33rd with 1 other   |   View

Wow, Rizin ain't messing around!

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07.16.2016 | 1:32 AM ET

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Nope, confirmed. 

Fujita will be fighting Baruto on September 24 to determine who represents Japan in the tournament. Wanderlei Silva will be getting a BYE in the tournament, and goes straight to the quarter-finals. 

On September 24, 10 fighters will be fighting in 5 fights, the winners of those 5 fights will move on to the quarter-finals. Cro Cop will be one of these 10 fighters.

They're talking about "potential candidates" for the tournament, and they bring up Jiri Prochazka, Karl Albrektsson, fighters from BAMMA, KSW, Bellator. 

^^ This translator has not been great at all, but I'm trying here! 

* Edited at 07.16.2016, 1:35 AM ET *

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07.16.2016 | 1:37 AM ET

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Mentioning more names, Takada says; King Mo, Rampage, Kharitonov and Ricardo Arona. They want the fans to vote, apparently. Now he's mentioning younger fighters like Aukstuolis.

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07.16.2016 | 1:39 AM ET

I'd pick Ricardo Arona 

"You fight midgets" - Nate Diaz

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07.16.2016 | 1:40 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 113th   |   View

@mike is there a poll where people can vote for fighters etc ? Or probably too soon to know  /  closed to Japanese public only  perhaps ..

an Arona ( Brazilian Tiger) come back would be pretty darn epic 

* Edited at 07.16.2016, 1:41 AM ET *

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07.16.2016 | 1:42 AM ET

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Takada said to just do it on Twitter. Translator said to use '#Rizin2016' and just include the fighters name you want in. He just used those names as examples. 

Mirko says he's confused how he got to Japan because he was playing Pokemon Go and somehow found Sakakibara this morning. This guy.

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07.16.2016 | 1:44 AM ET

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I'm loving this, what a time to be alive. :') I hope Rizin is around for a good while. If not, I hope they go out swingin'!

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07.16.2016 | 1:48 AM ET

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I want Jiri vs Rampage, Jiri must be fed... Side note, I would also like Jiri vs King Mo 2 somewhere down the line as a seperate match. I think a fresh Jiri can take him.

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07.16.2016 | 2:10 AM ET

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Cro Cop plays Pokemon Go? He fought during his prime before I was an MMA fan, but knowing that makes me like the guy even more haha. What a legend.

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07.16.2016 | 2:25 AM ET

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07.16.2016 | 8:53 AM ET

that's all well and good

But they're missing the big money fight. Gabby Garcia vs Joezette Cotton. It's what the fans have been asking for!

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07.16.2016 | 9:22 AM ET

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lots of old fighters.

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07.16.2016 | 11:37 AM ET

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This is going to be good!

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07.16.2016 | 12:37 PM ET

@Mikelovestacos Man, isn't Cro cop getting a direct pass to the quarter as well? Wanderlei is going straight to quarter but Cro cop no? Can anybody confirm?

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07.16.2016 | 12:45 PM ET

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At the press conference they made it sound like Cro Cop will be headlining on the 25th of September. So it doesn't sound like it. But yeah, I figured that Cro Cop will also get a bye, considering the fact it sounds like Wanderlei + 3 others will be receiving a bye. I doubt they get 3 more people more deserving of one than Cro Cop.

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08.09.2016 | 9:23 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 110th   |   View

According to some Russian sources, Gabi Garcia will be fighting 6'5 Katsiaryna Kovaleva in Sept. 
https://www.instagram.com/katya_194cm_6.5ft/






* Edited at 08.09.2016, 9:34 PM ET *

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08.10.2016 | 8:02 AM ET

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Thats a tall woman.

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