With two exciting international mixed martial arts events, the 2022 calendar of professional MMA is coming to an end tomorrow. Rizin 40 is announced to be held in Japan tomorrow noon.
The popular Japanese mixed martial arts promotion, Rizin Fighting Federation or RIZIN FF has announced a new event to end the year 2022. Rizin 40 is scheduled to be held coming Saturday. The event will feature 9 total bouts, all under the main card.
Rizin 40 will feature the long-awaited tournament championship of Super Atomweight Grand Prix. The final match of Atomweight division will see high voltage face-off between Seika Izawa and Si Woo Park. For the co-main bout, fans will get to see Bantamweight division pros Naoki Inoue and Kenta Takizawa fight against one another.
This is not the first face-off for Seika Izawa and Si Woo Park. As they previously fought against each other on the DEEP 104 Impact event in 2021. There Izawa took the victory from 3 round match, defeating Park via unanimous decision.
Seika Izawa is the undefeated professional Japanese MMA competitor. She currently has a 7-0 pro record. She is ranked the best atomweight in the world by both Fight Matrix and Sherdog at present. This year, she fought in 3 different Rizin events. There she defeated Anastasiya Svetkivska, Laura Fontoura to reach the Super Atomweight Grand Prix final. Before that, she defeated Ayaka Himasaki to win the Rizin Super Atomweight Championship 2021 in April 2022.
Si Woo Park is the South Korean pro-MMA athlete. She has a professional record of 13-4. According to Sherdog, she is the 7th best in international Atomweight class at present. In Rizin 37 and 38 this year, she defeated Ayaka Hamasaki and Kanna Asakura to reach the finals of 2022 Super Atomweight Grand Prix. Each victory was via unanimous decision over a 3-round bout. Before that, she was a regular competitor in the Deep Jewels promotions.
When will be Rizin 40 held?
- Date: Sunday, December 31, 2022
- Time: 12:00 a.m. ET
The year ending Rizin 40 event is scheduled to be held this Sunday of December 31st. It will initiate with the ring walk for main cart at 12:00 a.m. ET.
How to Watch Rizin 40 on TV?
The Japanese MMA event Rizin 40 will not feature any tv partnership in any country. Therefore, it won’t be available on any tv channel to watch.
How to Livestream the event?
RIZIN FF’s official live stream partner, FITE will be the exclusive stream provide of the upcoming Rizin 40 event. However, it will not be a PPV exclusive event. Thus, all the bouts of this upcoming event will be available to live stream and watch later for FITE subscribers.
Where will the event be held?
- Venue: Saitama Super Arena
- Location: Saitama, Japan
Super Saitama Arena is selected to be the hosting venue of Rizin 40. Sitting near Chuo-ku, the venue has over 20,000 seat capacity. It is located in Saitama, Japan.
Below is the complete fight card list for tonight’s Rizin 40 event:
- Seika Izawa vs Si Woo Park
- Naoki Inoue vs Kenta Takizawa
- Tsuyoshi Sudario vs Junior Tafa
- Hideo Tokoro vs John Dodson
- Yuki Motoya vs Rogerio Bontorin
- Luiz Gustavo vs Johnny Case
- Yoshiki Nakahara vs Chihiro Suzuki
- Noah Bey vs Sho Patrick Usami
- Yushi vs Tatsuya Nakazawa