On Monday, Dec. 31, Rizin Fighting Federation held its final event of 2018 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, for Rizin.14.
In the evening’s headliner, boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. knocked Japanese kickboxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa in a three-round boxing exhibition.
In the co-main event, Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell challenged Rizin 2017 bantamweight world grand prix champ for the inaugural Rizin bantamweight world title. Horiguchi won the belt, so Bellator’s president Scott Coker has announced there will be a rematch inside of the Bellator cage for Caldwell’s belt.
In the night’s main card action, Rizin atomweight grand prix winner Kanna Asakura met former Invicta FC atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki, surging lightweight Daron Cruickshank took on exciting brawler Damien Brown, UFC castoff Yuta “Ulka” Sasaki fought exciting Portuguese prospect Manel Kape, top Japanese flyweight Yuki Motoya battled UFC veteran Justin Scoggins, and top light heavyweight prospect Jiří Procházka took on former Bellator middleweight champ Brandon Halsey.