RIZIN Fighting Federation 20 weigh-in results

RIZIN Fighting Federation will be holding a historical co-promoted event with Bellator MMA.

The Bellator vs RIZIN cross-promotional concept will consist of 5 total bouts, with 3 fights taking place on December 29th Bellator Japan powered by RIZIN event and 2 fights on December 31st RIZIN.20 event.

Below you can find the complete and official RIZIN.20 weigh-in results and fighter quotes.

Heavyweight bout (265.0)
Shoma Shibisai () vs Sergei Shemetov ()

Shibisai: He’s a very aggressive striker. The people watching will be entertained. I can fight with him anywhere the fight goes.

Shemetov: I love Japan so much. I’ve trained naked in the winter (in Siberia). I’d like to show a beautiful
match, and how a Siberian bear fights.

77kg Contract bout (169.7)
Ryuichiro Sumimura (169.7) vs Jon Tuck (168.4)

Sumimura: He’s no scrub. I think this is gonna be a scrap. I hope we can continue to brawl until one goes down. Fighting in the cage, I think I have a slight advantage with RIZIN rules.

Tuck: This fight is more for the honor of martial arts, no grudge. I’m from Guam and we fight with a fighting spirit. To come here and mix it up with Japanese (spirit), the fans will win for sure.

Super Atomweight bout (108.0)
Andy Nguyen (108.0) vs Ai Shimizu (108.0)

Nguyen: I’m really excited. You’ll have to watch (for my walkout)!

58kg Contract weight bout (127.8)
Yusaku Nakamura (127.4) vs Makoto Takahashi (127.6)

Nakamura: My teeth might fly out again after this fight. I’m gonna try to teach this kid a lesson.

Takahashi: I’m confident I can win in any way. I’m the current DEEP Flyweight Champion, so I hope 5o continue to win and fight in RIZIN. Fighting here is an honor.

68kg Contract weigh Kickboxing bout (150.0)
Ren Hiramoto (149.8) vs Takahiro Ashida (149.9)

Hiramoto: I’ve used the last 2 years to level up my skills. I’ll go with the flow. I have the power to finish with one strike.

Ashida: I’m going in there as an MMA striker and hope I can win. I’d like to show the physical strength of an MMA fighter.

53kg Contract weight bout (116.8)
Haruo Ochi (116.6) vs Jarod Brooks (116.6)

Ochi: I learned how the US does wrestling and I’d like to show that in the fight. I have the abilities to finish, so look out for that.

Brooks: I’m ready to give the performance of a lifetime. I’m the monkeygod! I’m gonna kick his ass. This has been a very tough 6 months, and I’m willing to show what I’m about.

Super Atomweight bout (108.0)
Kanna Asakura (107.2) vs Jayme Hinshaw (106.8)

Asakura: I hope I can show more (of my striking). I’d like to finish strong in front of the world-class fighters and take it to next year.

Hinshaw: It’s been a dream of mine since I started fighting (to fight in Japan). I thrive on being the underdog. If she gives me something, I’ll take it.

71kg contract bout (156.5)
Yusuke Yachi (156.2) vs Hiroto Uesako (156.4)

Yachi: I want to put on a fight with a lot of movement. I have had a lot of time to think about what I’m good at.

Uesako: The plan is to be very aggressive. There’s no big picture. I just want to face him as an individual and prove that I’m better.

Bellator Japan: Fedor vs. Rampage Main Card:
Heavyweight Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko (240.5) vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (265)

Emelianenko: The Saitama Super Arena is a very special place to fight. It may be my final fight in Japan. My strategy is a secret.

Rampage: The Saitama Super Arena is my favorite arena to fight in. Fedor is the first true heavyweight that I will face, I’m his biggest fan, and we have fighting spirit. I’m excited to give the old-time PRIDE fans something to look forward to, a dream fight, and they’ll remember how fun and how exciting MMA used to be.

160-lb. Contract Weight Co-Main Event: Michael Chandler (160.7) vs. Sidney Outlaw (160.9)

Chandler: This is the pinnacle moment of my career. I’m very confident going into this match-up, I’ll put on a spectacular show for you guys. I start fast, put my foot on the gas and get into a fistfight for the fans.

Outlaw: I respect him, I’m a big fan, but I’m still gonna be Sidney Outlaw. This is where PRIDE originated, I’m excited to get that great energy.

173-lb. Contract Weight Main Card Bout: Michael “Venom” Page (172) vs. Shinsho Anzai (172.9)

MVP: I’ve always wanted to fight in front of the Japanese fans. There’s a particular kick I want to land – if I land it, everyone in Japan will know who I am. I have stuff in mind for my celebration.

Anzai: Everyone knows MVP. The first round is probably very important. I look forward to the match. Welterweight Main Card Bout: Lorenz Larkin (173.5*) vs. K-Taro Nakamura (170.2)

Larkin: I fought at Madison Square Garden, but this beats it 100 times over. I feel really good to get picked to represent Bellator. I’m pumped to showcase my skills in person to the Japanese fans.

Nakamura: I know he’s tough, but I’m not gonna let him go easy. I’ll look for submissions, and it will be interesting for the fans.

Flyweight Main Card Bout: Ilara Joanne (125.9) vs. Kana Watanabe (124.8)

Joanne: She hasn’t fought the type of fighter I am. Her Judo background doesn’t matter. I feel the responsibility of getting picked to represent Bellator.

Watanabe: I want to show that I’m worthy of representing RIZIN. I don’t put too much pressure on myself to win.

Lightweight Main Card Bout: Goiti Yamauchi (157.8*) vs. Daron Cruickshank (155.1)

Yamauchi: This is a dream place for me. I have the confidence to win, and my goal is to become the world’s best and break all kinds of records.

Cruickshank: Ultimately I see the fight ending with me above him and he’s knocked out on the ground. I’ll start the night off with a nice KO.

*Missed weight

**All weights listed in pounds (lbs.)



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