On Saturday, Dec. 31, Rizin Fighting Federation returns to the Saitama Super Arena in Japan for the Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2016: Final Round.
The event will be headlined by the finals of the promotion’s open weight tournament. First, however, two men will have to win semifinal match-ups. In one half of the bracket, MMA legend Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic takes on the largest man in the tournament, Baruto. On the other side of the ladder, Amir Aliakbari clashes with Valentin Moldavsky.
In addition to the tournament match-ups, the card also features Japanese legend Tatsuya Kawajiri against grappling ace Kron Gracie, as well notables Hideo Tokoro, Rena Kubota, Gabi Garcia and Hayato “Mach” Sakurai.
The event airs live above at 1 a.m. ET. For the full results of the event, click here.
Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2016: 2nd Round Fight Card
Aliakbari/Moldavsky winner vs. FIlipovic/Baruto winner – open weight grand prix final
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kron Gracie
Hideo Tokoro vs. Erson Yamamoto
Rena Kubota vs. Hanna Tyson
Andy Nguyen vs. Miyuu Yamamoto
Kizaemon Saiga vs. Dillin West
Gabi Garcia vs. Yumiko Hotta
Hayato “Mach” Sakurai vs. Wataru Sakata
Amir Aliakbari vs. Valentin Moldavsky – open weight grand prix semifinal
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Baruto – open weight grand prix semifinal
Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett vs. Minoru Kimura
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