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10.26.2022 | 12:54 PM ET

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Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN FF
  • Saturday 12.31.2022 at 05:00 AM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Showtime (tape-delayed)
  • Promotion: Bellator MMA
  • Ownership: Bellator Sport Worldwide, LLC
  • Co-Promoter: RIZIN Fighting Federation
  • Venue: Saitama Super Arena
  • Location: Saitama, Japan
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • MMA Bouts: 5
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Bout   Info
AJ McKee Jr.   defeats   Roberto de Souza   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Patricio Pitbull   defeats   Kleber Koike Erbst   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kyoji Horiguchi   defeats   Hiromasa Ougikubo   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds Bout Page
Juan Archuleta   defeats   Soo Chul Kim   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Gadzhi Rabadanov   defeats   Koji Takeda   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

Responses

2022.10.26 12:54 PM ET

bout announced

Patricio Pitbull vs. Kleber Koike Erbst at 66 kg (145.0 lbs)
2022.10.26 12:55 PM ET

bout announced

AJ McKee Jr. vs. Roberto de Souza at 70 kg (155.0 lbs)
2022.10.26 12:56 PM ET

bout announced

Juan Archuleta vs. Soo Chul Kim at 61 kg (135.0 lbs)
2022.10.26 12:56 PM ET

bout announced

Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Hiromasa Ougikubo III at 57 kg (125.0 lbs)
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10.26.2022 | 2:19 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 4 Perfect, 300 Points   |   Tied for 633rd

This card's already looking great. Wonder if we're gonna see Tofiq as well 

* Edited at 10.26.2022, 4:25 PM ET *

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10.26.2022 | 4:54 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 5 Winners, 5 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 1st with 185 others

Pitbull vs. Koike Erbst
Patricio Pitbull, DEC
Ernst has a punchers chance in submission grappling terms maybe Pitbull messes up he takes his back, but Pitbull is maybe the best fighter not in the UFC

McKee Jr. vs. de Souza
AJ McKee Jr., DEC
Again a grappling punchers chance, but McKee has great fitness conditioning and is the new wave of MMA fighter... Well 27 now, but he is real good

Archuleta vs. Kim
Soo Chul Kim, DEC
I want to pick Kim cause I have been fan since years ago, but Juan has 2 wins over Patchy and Barzola, those are solid wins

Horiguchi vs. Ougikubo
Kyoji Horiguchi, DEC
2 of the best records in Japan MMA

* Edited at 10.26.2022, 4:58 PM ET *

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10.27.2022 | 1:29 AM ET

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 200 Points   |   Tied for 1148th

I think this would be better designated as a RIZIN event as it's in Japan, in a ring, with RIZIN rules

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10.27.2022 | 1:33 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 200 Points   |   Tied for 1148th

Pitbull vs. Koike Erbst
Patricio Pitbull, TKO, R2
Picking against Koike again as I just don't think his striking defense is anywhere near where it needs to be. He will be significantly larger than Pitbull which may help him get it to the ground as he is more of a clinch-trip/guard pull kinda guy. deffo has a chance if it hits the ground obviously

McKee Jr. vs. de Souza
Roberto de Souza, SUB, R1
I think people are really underestimating Satoshi here, his low single leg is crazy and he can grab it anywhere. He also can submit guys anywhere

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10.27.2022 | 1:36 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 200 Points   |   Tied for 1148th

Archuleta vs. Kim
Soo Chul Kim, DEC
Soo Chul Kim looked so ******* good against Hiro, and I think Archuleta is really starting to slow down, maybe kim could even stop him late

Horiguchi vs. Ougikubo
Kyoji Horiguchi, DEC
Two of my fav Japanese fighters, also 2 guys who may start winding down and soon. Hiro looked incredible on NYE but so slow and ineffective in the Kim fight, Kyoji looked great in the Pettis fight, tiny but still alright in the Mix fight, and really disappointing in the Kintaro fight despite the victory. I just hope this is good

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10.27.2022 | 8:51 AM ET

Will McKee Jr have his rematch with Pitbull after this event?  That's next for them right?
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10.27.2022 | 10:55 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 5 Winners, 5 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 1st with 185 others

Pretty sure McKee is done fighting at 145

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10.28.2022 | 2:50 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 5 Winners, 5 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 1st with 185 others

Archuleta vs. Kim
Juan Archuleta, DEC
I remember the +110 i got on Archuleta last time. Probably won't see that number again

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10.28.2022 | 7:45 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 922nd

Brooooo this ******* event is amazing man, I'm so ******* pumped for it, Aj vs Satoshi is one of the most intriguing fights I've seen since Oliveira vs Makhachev 
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11.10.2022 | 8:05 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 922nd

Pitbull vs. Koike Erbst
Patricio Pitbull, TKO, R1
As much as I love (the newly crowned) Kleber, Pitbull is way too savvy and way too big a hitter. I think Kleber's striking defense and chin wouldn't be able to hold up when pitted against one of Patricio's fastballs. But then again, his only loss in quite awhile was an opportunistic sub from a lanky grappler...

McKee Jr. vs. de Souza
Roberto de Souza, SUB, R2
Don't care who wins, just really want to see this hit the mat

Archuleta vs. Kim
Juan Archuleta, DEC
Battle between two well travelled veterans. While Kim played the spoiler in his last bout, I think Archuleta is gonna show his caliber of only losing to top tier guys. Another fight for Bellator

Horiguchi vs. Ougikubo
Kyoji Horiguchi, TKO, R2
Slow rebuild for the Guch following his unfortunate trip to the US last year. Hiro was in a weird spot after winning the 2021 GP, and now a loss to Soo Chul Kim eliminates him from the Rizin title picture. Think Kyoji takes the fight for Bellator

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2022.11.11 5:28 AM ET

bout announced

Koji Takeda vs. Gadzhi Rabadanov at 70 kg (155.0 lbs)
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11.14.2022 | 10:11 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 922nd

McKee Jr. vs. de Souza
Roberto de Souza, SUB, R2
This gonna be good guys

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11.14.2022 | 4:06 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 5 Winners, 4 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 187th

Are Gadzhi and Koji really the 5th guys? 
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11.30.2022 | 12:22 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 5 Winners, 4 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 187th

Pitbull vs. Koike Erbst
Patricio Pitbull, DEC
Kleber is a wild man but I think Pitbull will keep good distance and win a decision

McKee Jr. vs. de Souza
AJ McKee Jr., TKO, R2
Mckee wins this fight as long as he doesn't **** around on the ground with Roberto. He is deadly on the mat

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12.12.2022 | 4:54 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 3 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 748th

Horiguchi vs. Ougikubo
Kyoji Horiguchi, DEC
Interesting rematch 🤔

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12.16.2022 | 4:09 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 3 Perfect, 225 Points   |   Tied for 1055th

Pitbull vs. Koike Erbst
Patricio Pitbull, DEC
Kleber is another guy with ridiculously high level bjj but pitbull is legitimately one of the best guys not in the ufc

McKee Jr. vs. de Souza
Roberto de Souza, SUB, R1
risky pick since mckee is the better mma fighter but I think de Souza has some of if not the best pure bjj in the sport. Hes just on a different level; if he gets your back or any limb the fight is quickly over. I could see Mckee getting a ko too tho but im biased so ill side with de Souza.

Archuleta vs. Kim
Juan Archuleta, DEC
Kim is pretty underrated but archuleta is on another level. I underestimated how good he actually is.

Horiguchi vs. Ougikubo
Kyoji Horiguchi, DEC
really baffles me the ufc decided to not keep either of these guys; they're so good. That being said kyoji should win this pretty easily

Takeda vs. Rabadanov
Gadzhi Rabadanov, DEC
really weird this was the 5th fight for bellator x rizin but this is a decent fight. Well idk, could actually be pretty boring.

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12.16.2022 | 5:11 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 3 Winners, 1 Perfect, 125 Points   |   Tied for 1312th

I want to see more of this with more orgs love weird mashups, Bela VS Rizin "aka diet pride"
ONE would have some fun matchups, KSW Ares tons of Russian leagues no idea who is considered world class anymore up there.
 
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12.17.2022 | 11:07 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 5 Winners, 5 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 1st with 185 others



"I am the greatest blonde man in the world. I am Tru Viking." - Alexander Gustaffsson / "The world must bow to my glory. I am a God amongst mortals. They must pay me tribute in wine and concubine for my deeds." - Jon Jones "

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12.17.2022 | 12:18 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 3 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 748th

We need this card to bridge the FOUR WEEKS the UFC is having off.
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12.17.2022 | 2:30 PM ET

Hey guys, what's with the dual card on  both Bellator vs. Rizin and Rizin 40? What's the deal on that anyway?
2022.12.17 3:11 PM ET

event start time updated

From Saturday, December 31 at 8:00pm ET to Saturday, December 31 at 4:00am ET
WastelandWanderer
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12.17.2022 | 3:17 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 5 Winners, 5 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 1st with 185 others

@DJJones 

Im not sure I guess it could be PPV

Oh my bad thought you asked something else, no idea on that

* Edited at 12.17.2022, 3:18 PM ET *

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