Bellator vs Rizin event will be the first cross-promotional or joint event between these two promotions. The event will be taped at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan along with Rizin 40 event.
AJ McKee will headline the event against Rizin Lightweight Champion Roberto de Souza. Mckee enters the bout with one lightweight bout under his belt. Roberto de Souza has successfully defended his title in his last two bouts in the last 12 months.
In the co-main event, featherweight champions of respective promotions will clash as Patricio Pitbull faces Kleber Koike Erbst. Pitbull regained the Bellator Featherweight title from McKee in April this year before defeating Adam Borics in his first defense in this reign. Erbst is coming off winning the Rizin Featherweight title just two months back. Which champion will prevail?
The event will air in US with a tape delay from 8 PM ET. However, it will air live in most other countries from 5 am ET. Check below as we post results live from Bellator vs Rizin event.
- Gadzhi Rabadanov def. Koji Takeda via Unanimous Decision- Lightweight Bout
- Juan Archuleta def. Soo Chul Kim via split decision – Bantamweight Bout
- Kyoji Horiguchi def. Hiromasa Ougikubo via Unanimous decision – Flyweight Bout
- Co-Main Event: Patrício Pitbull def. Kleber Koike Erbst via Unanimous decision – Featherweight Bout
- Main Event: A.J. McKee def. Roberto de Souza via Unanimous decision- Lightweight Bout