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Thursday, Dec 10, 2015

Rizin FF: Brennan Ward vs. Ken Hasegawa Among Latest Additions to December 29th Card

RIZIN FF Chairman Nobuyuki Sakakibara (center) with fighters (from left to right) Akiyo Nishiura, Kazuyuki Miyata, Hinata Watanabe and Ken Hasegawa

By FCF Staff

Rizin Fighting Federation continues to round out the line-up for its upcoming debut, as the Japanese promotion has announced three more bouts for its December 29th card.

One of the match-ups will feature Bellator’s Brennan Ward (12-3) taking on Ken Hasegawa (10-0-1), which will be contested at a catch-weight of 178 pounds.

Ward is coming off a first round, knockout win over Dennis Olson at Bellator 144 in October. Hasegawa, on the other hand, hasn’t fought since February when he submitted Ryuta Sakurai while fighting for DEEP.

In addition, Rizin has announced that Kirill Sidelnikov (7-4) will take on Carlos Toyota (6-7) in a heavyweight, MMA fight, and that K-1 vet Hinata Watanabe (33-15-1) will face Kazuyuki Miyata (14-9) in a mixed rules, lightweight bout. Part of the fight will be contested under MMA rules, and part of it will be fought with kickboxing rules. The exact format has yet to be announced.

The December 29th card will be hosted by the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:43 pm
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