Rizin 28 – Tokyo will be a Combat sport event held by Rizin Fighting Federation on June 13, 2021 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.
The event is expected to be headlined by the inaugural Rizin Fighting Federation Lightweight Championship bout between Tofiq Musayev and Roberto de Souza.
Promotion Rizin Fighting Federation
Date June 27, 2021
Venue Maruzen Intec Arena
City Japan Osaka, Japan
This event is expected to host the first half of Rizin Bantamweight Grand Prix initial round fights. The event was originally scheduled to take place on May 23rd, however due to a State of Emergency being declared between April 25th to May 9th, the event was postponed to June 13th. Due to the ticketing system, the event numbers will stay as they are. This will be the first MMA event in the Tokyo Dome in 18 years and they are hoping to hold at least 50% capacity for the venue, equaling about 25,000 spectators.
RISE Welterweight champion BeyNoah was scheduled to make his mixed martial arts debut against Satoshi Yamasu in a 73kg catchweight bout.
A heavyweight bout between Tsuyoshi Sudario and Shoma Shibisai was announced for the event.
One time RIZIN Featherweight title challenger Mikuru Asakura was scheduled to fight Kleber Koike Erbst.
RIZIN Featherweight champion Yutaka Saito was scheduled to fight Vugar Keramov in a non-title bout.
How can I watch Rizin 28 live stream free online?
The match can be streamed online on the match day that is 13 June 2021 via Fanmio with Showtime as pay-per-view. However, a few live streaming options internationally will broadcast all parts of the fight completely free, but Somebody will be locked behind a paywall. You’ll need a VPN to unblock those streams.
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Unfortunately, there is no detailed news of any TV network broadcasting the fight so far. However, it is more or less confirmed that the fight will be available for the viewers as PPV through the official boxing streaming site of Fanmio. Facebook, Instagram, Youtube haven’t claimed anything yet regarding the availability of this fight. So, keep your eye on those social platforms because maybe just like a few previous big fights, this one can also be watched from any of these social media platforms.
How to Watch Rizin 28 Fight Live On Your Favorite Devices
Rizin 28 live stream will be available on your favorite devices once you purchase the PPV. After paying for the package, you will be able to stream the fight on your mobile phone, smart TV, desktop or laptop, etc. The initial PPV ticket price for this special exhibition fight begins with $24.99 only. Fanmio is offering the packages on their website, which is an online streaming platform for boxing events.
Roberto de Souza def. Kazuki Tokudome R1 1:44 via Submission (Triangle Choke)
Tofiq Musayev and Roberto de Souza will vie for the inaugural lightweight crown at Rizin 28.
The Japanese promotion recently announced the pairing. Rizin 28 takes place at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, on June 13 and will also see reigning featherweight champion Yutaka Saito square off against Vugar Karamov in a non-title affair.
Two other matchups were also confirmed for the event: Tsuyoshi Sudario vs. Shoma Shibisai at heavyweight and kickboxing champ Noah Bey in his MMA debut against Satoshi Yamasu.
Also noteworthy was the promotion’s announcement of two rule changes. While elbows to the face were once only allowed if both parties agreed to use them, now that maneuver is legal in all Rizin bouts — with no restriction to the angle of the elbow strike. Meanwhile, vaseline, which was previously prohibited in Rizin, will now be allowed to be applied by officials before a fight and in between rounds.
Musaev, who has not competed since 2019, is currently on a 14-bout professional winning streak. He is coming off a run through the promotion’s lightweight grand prix in which he defeated Damien Brown, Johnny Case and Patricky Freire.
“Satoshi” has been victorious in 11 of 12 pro outings, including back-to-back first-round finishes of Yusuke Yachi and Kazuki Tokudome in his last two Rizin appearances. The 31-year-old Brazilian has finished all of his career triumphs inside the distance.
MIKURU ASAKURA VS. KLEBER KOIKE ERBST ADDED TO RIZIN 28 LINEUP ON JUNE 13
A featherweight matchup with title implications has been added to the Rizin Fighting Federation 28 lineup.
The Japanese promotion recently announced that Mikuru Asakura will square off against Kleber Koike Erbst on June 13. Rizin 28 takes place on June 13 at the Tokyo Dome and also features four bouts from the bantamweight grand prix.
During a press conference, Rizin CEO Nobyuki Sakakibara dispelled rumors that Kyoji Horiguchi would return to compete at the event.
“MMA will be making a return to the Tokyo Dome after 18 years so we won’t hold back on our cards,” he said. “Horiguchi won’t be able to make it so it’s natural to bring in our best cards that we can put together at the moment.”
Asakura has been victorious in eight of his nine appearances under the Rizin banner, with his lone defeat coming against Yutaka Saito in a bout for the vacant featherweight crown last April. The 28-year-old Triforce Akasaka representative rebounded with a first-round knockout of Satoshi Yamasu in his most recent outing at Rizin 26 on New Year’s Eve.
A veteran of One Championship, Deep and KSW, Erbst is coming off back-to-back submissions of Kyle Aguon and Kazumasa Majima in his first two Rizin appearances.
RIZIN FIGHTING FEDERATION’S TOKYO DOME EVENT MOVED FROM MAY 23 TO JUNE 13
Rizin Fighting Federation’s upcoming event scheduled for the Tokyo Dome will take place a few weeks later than originally anticipated.
Rizin CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara recently announced that the card, which was originally slated for May 23, will now take place on June 13 in hopes of allowing more fans into the venue.
“The Japanese government has declared the state of emergency in four cities starting April 25 to May 9, which will significantly affect the May 23 Tokyo Dome event. Therefore we have decided to push back the event to June 13,” Sakakibara said. “MMA will be making its return after 18 years, and we want to put in as many spectators as possible for such a historical moment. Right now we would only be able to put in 5,000 spectators, but we are hoping that by June 13, we would be able to put in 50 percent capacity, which will be about 25,000 people. Our production team is working hard to give you the best experience at the Tokyo Dome, so I hope you all stay tuned.”
As a result of the change, the numbering convention for the next two Rizin events will be a little bit confusing. The postponed card will remain Rizin 28 on June 13, while Rizin 29 will take place two weeks prior as originally scheduled on May 30.
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“I know this may be confusing but since we have already started to sell tickets to both events, we will be sticking with these event numbers,” Sakakibara said. “Anybody who has already purchased tickets for Rizin 28 and cannot attend the new date, we will happily make refunds.
Both upcoming events will feature opening round matchups in the promotion’s bantamweight grand prix. The following pairings will take place at Rizin 28: Kai Asakura vs. Shooto Watanabe; Naoki Inoue vs. Shintaro Ishiwatari; Hiromasa Ougikubo vs. Takeshi Kasugai and Yuki Motoya vs. Ryo Okada. Meanwhile, four other matchups are set for Rizin 29: Yuto Hokamura vs. Kuya Ito; Takafumi Otsuka vs. Hiroki Yamashita; Kazuma Kuramoto vs. Alan Hiro Yamaniha and Kenta Takizawa vs. Masakazu Imanari.
Two new bouts were announced for Rizin 29: Yusuke Yachi vs. Yuki Kawana and Rikuto Shirakawa vs. Jin Aoi. Rizin 29 is also expected to include a one-night kickboxing tournament, with participants to be announced in the coming weeks.
12Mikuru AsakuraMikuru Asakura 14-2-0 #205FeatherW (Worldwide)
3 x 5
Kleber Koike Erbst 27-5-1 #1FeatherW (Japan)Kleber Koike Erbst
10Tenshin NasukawaTenshin Nasukawa Matsudo, JP
Custom Rules Bout
Hiroya Kawabe Sagamihara, JP Hiroya Kawabe
9Tenshin NasukawaTenshin Nasukawa Matsudo, JP
Custom Rules Bout
Koki Osaki Koki Osaki
RFF Vacant Lightweight Championship
8Tofiq MusayevTofiq Musayev 18-3-0 #72LightW (Worldwide)
3 x 5
Roberto de Souza 11-1-0 #142LightW (Worldwide)Roberto de Souza
7Kai AsakuraKai Asakura 16-3-0 #40BantamW (Worldwide)
3 x 5
Shooto Watanabe 22-5-6 #26BantamW (Japan)Shooto Watanabe
6Shintaro IshiwatariShintaro Ishiwatari 26-8-4 #79BantamW (Worldwide)
3 x 5
Naoki Inoue 15-2-0 #1BantamW (Japan)Naoki Inoue
5Hiromasa OugikuboHiromasa Ougikubo 21-5-2 #68BantamW (Worldwide)
3 x 5
Takeshi Kasugai 26-7-1 #8BantamW (Japan)Takeshi Kasugai
4Yuki MotoyaYuki Motoya 27-9-0 #3BantamW (Japan)
3 x 5
Ryo Okada 17-4-3 #13BantamW (Japan)Ryo Okada
3Yutaka SaitoYutaka Saito 19-4-2 #2FeatherW (Japan)
3 x 5
Vugar Karamov 15-3-0 #2FeatherW (Ukraine)Vugar Karamov
2Shoma ShibisaiShoma Shibisai 6-2-0 #5HeavyW (Japan)
3 x 5
Tsuyoshi Sudario 3-0-0 #4HeavyW (Japan)Tsuyoshi Sudario
1Satoshi YamasuSatoshi Yamasu 11-6-0 #8FeatherW (Japan)
3 x 5
Noah Bey 0-0-0 UnrankedNoah Bey