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Saturday, Dec 31, 2022

RIZIN 40: Bellator vs. RIZIN Results

AJ McKee (left)(image via RIZIN FF)

By FCF Staff

Here are the official results from the Bellator versus RIZIN card, which took place today in Saitama, Japan.

Spoiler alert: the event will be broadcast in the United States at 8 PM ET/PT on Showtime.

The card featured former Bellator featherweight champ AJ McKee taking on RIZIN lightweight champ  Roberto Satoshi de Souza, and Bellator’s current featherweight champ Patricio “Pitbull” versus RIZIN featherweight champ, Kleber Koike (31-5-1).

In addition, former Bellator bantamweight champions Kyoji Horiguchi and Juan “The Spaniard” Archuleta battled Hiromasa Ougikubo and Soo Chul Kim respectively. No. 10-ranked Bellator lightweight and former Eagle FC champ Gadzhi Rabadanov(18-4) faced former DEEP champ Koji Takeda.

Bellator vs. RIZIN

AJ McKee (20-1) defeated Roberto Satoshi de Souza (14-2) via unanimous decision

Patricio “Pitbull” (35-5) defeated Kleber Koike (31-6-1) via unanimous decision

Kyoji Horiguchi (31-5) defeated Hiromasa Ougikubo (25-7-2) via unanimous decision

Juan Archuleta (27-4) defeated Soo Chul Kim (18-7-1) via split decision

Gadzhi Rabadanov (19-4-2) defeated Koji Takeda (15-4) via unanimous decision

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posted by FCF Staff @ 1:38 pm
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