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Saturday, May 27, 2023

Bellator & Rizin Co-promoted Event to Feature AJ McKee vs. Patricky “Pitbull”, Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Makoto “Shinryu”

AJ McKee (photo via Bellator)

By FCF Staff

Bellator and Rizin are teaming up again, as recently the organizations announced that they are co-promoting a card in Saitama, Japan, on July 30th.

The card will feature bouts that take place in the Bellator cage as well as the Rizin ring. During the Bellator portion of the card, AJ McKee (20-1) will battle Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (24-11) in the quarterfinals of Bellator’s lightweight grand prix.

Following recent reports that Bellator is going to begin promoting a flyweight division, the promotion has announced that Kyoji Horiguchi (16-9) will take on Makoto “Shinryu” Takashi for the inaugural, flyweight title (16-1-1).

A bout between women flyweights Kana Watanabe (11-2-1) and Veta Arteaga (7-5) has also been announced.

In addition, a press release sent out from Bellator reported that Juan Archuleta (28-4) and Tofiq Musayev (20-5) will compete on the Rizin portion of the event. No opponents were announced.


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posted by FCF Staff @ 10:37 am
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