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RIZIN live stream: Watch World Grand Prix 2017 TONIGHT from Japan

RIZIN Fighting Federation (RIZIN FF) is just a few hours away from its World Grand Prix 2017, featuring a stacked bantamweight tournament on Friday (Dec. 29) inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Remember, this is going down in “The Land of the Rising Sun,” so broadcast times will reflect that location. That means stateside fans can catch all the mixed martial arts (MMA) action online in the embedded video above beginning at 1 a.m. ET (Thursday night into Friday morning) for $ 19.99.

It will also be available for purchase on the free FITE app from iTunes and Google Play.

Here is tonight’s complete RIZIN line up:

Men’s Bantamweight Grand Prix:

Ian McCall vs. Manel Kape
Kyoaji Horiiguchi vs. Gabriel Oliveira
Takafumi Otsuka vs. Khalid Tahna
Shintaro Ishiwatari vs. Kevin Petshi

Reserve: Anthony Birchak vs. Je Hoon Moon

Women’s Super Atomweights:

Rena Kubota vs. Irene Rivera
Kanna Asakura vs. Maria Oliveira

Special Light Heavyweight Attraction:

Jiri Prochazka vs. Karl Albrelktsson

Other Featured Fights:

Satoru Kitaoka vs. Kiichi Kunimoto
Shizuka Sugiyama vs. Kana Watanabe
Kizaemon Saiga vs. Kai Asakura
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Battaryn Azjavkhlan
Reina Miura vs. Cindy Dandois
Gabi Garcia vs. Shinobu Kandori

Remember, RIZIN will complete its year-end spectacular this Sunday (Dec. 31) with the semifinals and final of its bantamweight grand prix, on a pay-per-view (PPV) card that also features the return of Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. Once again, we’ll have the live stream right here at MMAmania.com.

See you then!

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Midnight Mania! Watch Cyborg spar multiple-time boxing world champion Mia St. John

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Cris “Cyborg” Justino will be facing a multiple-time boxing world champion in Holly Holm in her next fight, the likely main event of UFC 219, but the UFC women’s featherweight champion is no stranger to being in the ring with phenomenal boxers. She went toe-to-toe with two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields, and more recently brought in boxing legend Mia St. John for this technical sparring session.

Mia St. John retired in 2016, but at 50 years old she moves very well. Self-billed as “The hottest woman in boxing”, she was also a taekwondo champion and had one MMA fight in 2008, which she won by KO.

Cyborg clearly has a size advantage in the above clip, but regardless, she looks very good in the light sparring session, slipping punches and putting together solid combinations. Her upcoming opponent, Holly Holm, is known more for her head kicks in the cage than her punching power. She famously knocked out Ronda Rousey, and more recently Bethe Correira, with a well-placed shin to the cranium. The bout is scheduled to headline the big year-end card, UFC 219, on December 30th.


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Carlos Condit and Lando Vannata practice some Chinese martial arts goodness

Nunchuck parking lot battle between @groovylando & Carlos Condit. #WellThatSureDidEscalateQuickly

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Speaking of styles that came out of China: drunken boxing. In this case, drunken kickboxing.

Drunken

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Speaking of crazy…

Eddie Alvarez is a throwback fighter

Tony Ferguson is a card-carrying member of the Cult of Jiu-Jitsu.

“Season’s Beatings” Happy Thanksgiving Ya’ll -Champ #TonyFergusonMMA SnapJitsu™#SnapDownCity #DefendorVacate

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Demetrious Johnson’s got jokes.

Did you know Francis Ngannou has the (dubious) honor of being the world’s hardest hitter?

Speaking of unusual honors, Robert Whittaker qualified to represent Australia in freestyle wrestling!

Alexander Gustafsson is feeling pretty good these days, with that pesky shoulder surgery out of the way.

Stupid fun, you mean, Angela Hill. Snapchat is stupid fun.

Someone got eloquent in defense of Michael Bisping, the first British UFC champion.

He has been in the cage for a long time- literally

Rory Macdonald is living in the future, and letting go of old losses

Fellow Canadian Elias Theodorou agrees

Derrick Lewis plays too many games

@mma_stance lol

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Justin Gaethje had a lot of emoticons to describe this clip of him going at it hammer and tongs like a savage

One of the most adorable moments from the weekend


Slips, Rips, and of course KO clips

What an ankle lock

This is one of the weirder submissions I’ve seen

It’s been a long time since I’ve screamed SUMO!!!! at you through the screen.

Textbook Muay Thai clinch

This is how guys shot in old action movies went down

He may not have won this weekend, but Salikhov once did this:

Angel’s Fighting?

Look low, go high

I didn’t know Hong Man Choi was still fighting

Jab knockout while moving backwards? Eat your heart out, Anderson Silva.


Podcasts and Video

The MMA Hour

UFC Fight Night 122 Highlights

Andrew Richardson reveals the secrets to Kelvin Gastelum’s power:

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The Co-Main Event podcast

The Severe MMA podcast


Random Land

This photograph is of a sad chapter in American history, but it’s an incredible shot nonetheless

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Video: Francis Ngannou shatters world record for punching power (and ‘Reem’ fans are sh—ting themselves)

As if Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight smashing machine Francis Ngannou wasn’t scary enough, we now have video of “The Predator” shattering the world record for punching power, previously set by kickboxing bruiser Tyrone Spong.

That’s bad news for those mixed martial arts (MMA) fans rooting for Alistair Overeem, who meets Ngannou in the UFC 218 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event this Saturday night (Dec. 2, 2017) inside Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

Ngannou (10-1) has made a mockery of the UFC heavyweight division since making his Octagon debut in late 2015, racking up five straight wins with five violent finishes. Overeem (43-15, 1 NC), meanwhile, punched his way back to the top of the weight class with consecutive wins over Mark Hunt and Fabricio Werdum.

The former sits at No. 4 in the divisional rankings while the latter recently reclaimed the No. 1 spot (check out the entire top 15 here). And it should be noted “Demolition Man” has been knocked out 10 times in his MMA career.

To see who else is fighting at UFC 218 click here.

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Yoshitaka Naito Defends Against Alex Silva at One’s ‘Warriors of the World’ in Bangkok

One Championship’s next trip to Thailand now has a title bout in store with undefeated Japanese 125-pound champion Yoshitaka Naito facing Brazil’s Alex Silva.
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Yoshitaka Naito Defends Against Alex Silva at One’s ‘Warriors of the World’ in Bangkok

One Championship’s next trip to Thailand now has a title bout in store with undefeated Japanese 125-pound champion Yoshitaka Naito facing Brazil’s Alex Silva.
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Yoshitaka Naito Defends Against Alex Silva at One’s ‘Warriors of the World’ in Bangkok

One Championship’s next trip to Thailand now has a title bout in store with undefeated Japanese 125-pound champion Yoshitaka Naito facing Brazil’s Alex Silva.
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Dominick Cruz treating Jimmie Rivera like a title fight – ‘Healthy me doesn’t lose to anybody in the world’

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will compete in just his second non-title fight since 2009 when he takes on rising contender Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 135-pound bout will go down exactly one year after Cruz lost his bantamweight strap to current champion Cody Garbrandt at UFC 207.

Just because Cruz is competing against Rivera in a thee-round affair with zero title implications doesn’t mean the former UFC champ isn’t going to fight like a belt is on the line.

“We don’t make near as much money — we don’t get paid near the same — unless we fight for the belt,” Cruz said in a recent interview with ESPN.com. “It doesn’t matter, though. Jimmie Rivera, to me, is the title fight. This is how I’ve approached every fight until now: The person they put in front of me is the title. That’s it.”

Cruz, 32, has lost just once since getting choked out by Urijah Faber under the WEC banner back in 2007. His track record is impeccable, and the reason why Cruz remains one victory away from fighting for another UFC title.

“I just have to be me, man,” Cruz said. “Me being me doesn’t lose to Jimmie Rivera. But more importantly, a healthy me doesn’t lose to anybody in the world.”

If Cruz is able to get past Rivera in dominant fashion this December then he’ll most likely take on the winner of Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw, which is scheduled to go down next month at UFC 217 in New York City. Either fighter would be a tremendous rematch for Cruz as the former champion makes his journey back to a third UFC title shot.

For more UFC 219 fight card news click here.

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Midnight Mania! Mayweather says he’s “going in the Guinness Book of World Records for that heist”

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Its no secret why Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather were fighting. The fight was always about money, and they made a lot of it. With the global total buys topping 6.5 million (if we are really believing anything Dana White says about Pay-Per-View (PPV) numbers) then it broke the all-time PPV record.

Floyd thinks he will go down in the Guiness book of World Records for the feat, which probably puts his career earnings over the billion-dollar mark, and improves his record to 50-0. All of that, gained in a bout with a loquacious Irishman from another sport, in Conor McGregor, who didn’t have a single professional boxing fight.

No wonder he’s proud of it, and no wonder he’s calling it a heist. It was the perfect final caper for “Money” Mayweather.


Insomnia

The real Jon Jones is a very chill dude, who happens to be a talented game developer. As the other Jon Jones runs into more and more problems, his life just gets weirder and weirder, but this is one of the few areas where his professional talents coincide with his Twitter handle.

Rory Macdonald also claimed Robbie Lawler was on steroids in their epic Fight of the Year at UFC 189, but this Reddit AMA was still pretty cool.

This take is too hot to handle

Mike Perry tried to claim he is the American version of McGregor and the internet wasn’t having it.

The only good way to react to Angela Magana getting another fight in the UFC.

John Dodson vs. Marlon Moraes? That one is awesome.

If you don’t like Gennady Golovkin, I don’t know what to tell you. Big drama show!


Slips, Rips, and Knockout Clips

Invicta brought the violence tonight

Throwback to this classic:

Another throwback. I had never seen this from Patricky Pitbull.

Despite common misconception, Muay Thai isn’t a stylistic monolith. There are as many different styles as there are in boxing, or kickboxing, or even striking styles in MMA


Podcasts and Audio

Mania’s Morning Minute

What UFC fights in September should you see?

Andrew Richardson explains how to fight toll like Alexander Volkov

Tommy Toehold gives Jon Jones the treatment

This looks like a book I will be into


Random Land

Yeah this is on point

Do you think mice lives flash before their eyes?

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter @Vorpality

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Midnight Mania! Mayweather says he’s “going in the Guinness Book of World Records for that heist”

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

Its no secret why Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather were fighting. The fight was always about money, and they made a lot of it. With the global total buys topping 6.5 million (if we are really believing anything Dana White says about Pay-Per-View (PPV) numbers) then it broke the all-time PPV record.

Floyd thinks he will go down in the Guiness book of World Records for the feat, which probably puts his career earnings over the billion-dollar mark, and improves his record to 50-0. All of that, gained in a bout with a loquacious Irishman from another sport, in Conor McGregor, who didn’t have a single professional boxing fight.

No wonder he’s proud of it, and no wonder he’s calling it a heist. It was the perfect final caper for “Money” Mayweather.


Insomnia

The real Jon Jones is a very chill dude, who happens to be a talented game developer. As the other Jon Jones runs into more and more problems, his life just gets weirder and weirder, but this is one of the few areas where his professional talents coincide with his Twitter handle.

Rory Macdonald also claimed Robbie Lawler was on steroids in their epic Fight of the Year at UFC 189, but this Reddit AMA was still pretty cool.

This take is too hot to handle

Mike Perry tried to claim he is the American version of McGregor and the internet wasn’t having it.

The only good way to react to Angela Magana getting another fight in the UFC.

John Dodson vs. Marlon Moraes? That one is awesome.

If you don’t like Gennady Golovkin, I don’t know what to tell you. Big drama show!


Slips, Rips, and Knockout Clips

Invicta brought the violence tonight

Throwback to this classic:

Another throwback. I had never seen this from Patricky Pitbull.

Despite common misconception, Muay Thai isn’t a stylistic monolith. There are as many different styles as there are in boxing, or kickboxing, or even striking styles in MMA


Podcasts and Audio

Mania’s Morning Minute

What UFC fights in September should you see?

Andrew Richardson explains how to fight toll like Alexander Volkov

Tommy Toehold gives Jon Jones the treatment

This looks like a book I will be into


Random Land

Yeah this is on point

Do you think mice lives flash before their eyes?

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter @Vorpality

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Conor McGregor Still Considers Himself ‘Multiple Weight World Champion of the UFC’

Conor McGregor was forced to “relinquish” his UFC featherweight championship belt late last year, but in his mind he remains the undisputed champion of the 145-pound division.
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