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Rizin fight card, full line up for heavyweight grand prix, return of Fedor Emelianenko in Japan

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RIZIN Fighting Federation, the upstart mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion headed by former PRIDE boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara, will make its combat sports debut next week with its eight-man heavyweight tournament, as well as the return of heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko, with a special two-day event inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, with select bouts airing stateside on Spike TV.

RIZIN

Event: RIZIN Fighting Federation
Date: Thurs., Dec. 31, 2015, via FUJI TV and SPIKE TV
Location: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

Fight Card (Day 2):

Main Event:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jaideep Singh

Heavyweight Grand Prix Final:

Winner of Lawal vs. Aukstuolis vs. winner of Nemkov vs. Prochazka

Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals:

Muhammed Lawal vs. Teodoras Aukstuolis
Vadim Nemkov vs. Jiri Prochazka

Featured Fights:

Gabi Garcia vs. Seini Draughn
Kaido Hoovelson vs. Jerome LeBanner
Rena Kubota vs. Jleana Valentino
Soo Chul Kim vs. Maike Linhares Galvao Amorim
Kron Gracie vs. Asen Yamamoto
Yuichiro Nagashima vs. Andy Souwer
Ken Hasegawa vs. Brennan Ward

For much more on this week's RIZIN event click here.