Rizin Fighting Federation MMA (Rizin FF) is a Japanese mixed martial arts organization created in 2015 by the former Pride Fighting Championship president Nobuyuki Sakakibara. Notable fighters under contract include former Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko and Japanese MMA fighter Kazushi Sakuraba.
Rizin FF will be broadcast in the North America by Spike TV which is already the broadcaster of Bellator MMA. Other official partnering broadcasters will be SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, Fuji Television, and Match TV.
The first 2 events Rizin FF SARABA (Farewell) Fiesta and Rizin FF IZA (Takeoff) Saltation took place on December 29 and December 31, 2015. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal became the first Rizin tournament Champion by defeating Brett McDermott, Teodoras Aukstuolis, and Jiri Prochazka in the two day event.
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