RIZIN 42: Preview, Date & Time, Livestream, and Fight Cards

Japan’s biggest mixed martial arts organization just announced the RIZIN 42. Read the article to learn schedule, live stream, and fight card details about RIZIN Fighting Federation’s upcoming event.


RIZIN Fighting Federation, the popular Japanese mixed martial arts organization have scheduled their next official event for this Saturday night. Featuring 10 professional MMA and 2 Kickboxing bouts, RIZIN 42 till take place at the Tokyo Ariake Arena.

The event will feature a bantamweight bout between Kai Asakura and Yuki Motoya for the main event card. Naoki Inoue and Juan Archuleta will face off under the co-main card. Both fights will be respective fights’ first professional fight against their opponent.

Kai Asakura is RIZIN’s bantamweight class mixed martial artist. He currently holds a career record of 19-4. In 2021, Asakura faced his career 3rd loss fighting Hiromasa Ougikobu at RIZIN 33. This broke his 3-win streak.

Yuki Motoya is another professional mixed martial artist from Japan. He holds a career record of 33 wins to 10 losses from 44 fights. Motoya faced Rogerio Bontorin at the RIZIN 40 last year and won via round 2 TKO. He currently has a 5-win streak.

When will be RIZIN 42 held?

  • Date: Saturday, May 06, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 a.m. ET

This upcoming major MMA event from RIZIN will get underway this Saturday, May 06, 2023. Main card fights are scheduled to start at 12:00 a.m. ET.

­How to Watch the event on TV?

  • Sky PerfecTV!

Like all major events from the Japanese promotion, the upcoming RIZIN 42 will be an online-exclusive distribution in the west. As such, it will be unavailable on TV in the United States and United Kingdom. However, Sky Perfect! will provide live broadcast of the mixed martial arts event via Sky PerfecTV! channel.

How to Livestream RIZIN 42?

  • FITE
  • U-Next
  • RIZIN 100 Club

As the official distribution service of RIZIN, FITE will provide live stream of the upcoming Saturday night event online. The FITE+ subscription currently costs only $7.99/ month (in USA) and £2.46/month (in UK). It comes with a 7-day free trial period, which you can cancel anytime.

Meanwhile, the popular Japanese OTT streaming platform U-Next will provide live stream of the upcoming MMA event in Japan. Additionally, it will be available through the promotion’s official live stream service, RIZIN 100 Club.

Where will the event be held?

  • Venue: Tokyo Ariake Arena
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan

The Ariake Arena will host the upcoming RIZIN 42. It is a popular indoor sporting arena boasting over 12,000-spectator capacity. The arena previously hosted the volleyball competition at 2020 Summer Olympics. It is located in Ariake, Tokyo, Japan.

Fight Cards:

The officially announced fight card list for this week’s professional MMA event of RIZIN is listed below –

Main Card:

  • Kai Asakura vs Yuki Motoya
  • Naoki Inoue vs Juan Archuleta
  • Roberto de Souza vs Spike Carlyle
  • Buakaw Banchamek vs Rukiya Anpo
  • Koto Miura vs YA-MAN
  • John Dodson vs Tatsuki Saomoto
  • Takahiro Ashida vs Kazumasa Majima
  • Ulka Sasaki vs Boyd Allen
  • Atsushi Kishimoto vs Viktor Kolesnik
  • Yuki Ito vs Erson Yamamoto
  • Takuya Yamamoto vs Takeji Yokoyama
  • Yuta Hamamoto vs Ramazan Temurov
  • Yasuhiro Kido vs Sota Kimura

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