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RIZIN 14 start time, TV schedule, who is fighting tonight at ‘Mayweather vs. Tenshin’

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Japanese promotion RIZIN returns to action for their most ambitious New Years Eve card yet, featuring a blockbuster exhibition match between their kickboxing star Tenshin and boxing pound for pound great Floyd Mayweather. The event takes place from the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan and is available for viewing through FITE TV for $19.99, but make sure to check the fine print before ordering in your region because the Mayweather vs. Tenshin fight “will not be aired in the USA, Canada, Mexico or Japan.”

So how the hell are you supposed to see the main event? That’s the riddle, isn’t it? Several UK and Australia outlets are reporting FITE TV will be carrying the Mayweather vs. Tenshin fight for their regions, so you international buggers are the lucky ones. The rest of us unfortunates may have to wait and watch pixelated gifs on Twitter.

A++ business move, RIZIN.

RIZIN 14 is set to take place across New Years Eve day in Japan, but those in North America will have to stay up late into the night. The event kicks off at 10PM EST with prelims that are unavailable to anyone not fortunate enough to be sitting in Saitama Super Arena, while the main card starts at 1AM EST and will be kicked off with shootboxing champ RENA taking on Samantha Jean Francois.

*UPDATE* The undercard starting at 10PM actually IS available through Battlezone.TV for 19.99, or buy the whole event (minus Floyd vs. Tenshin in restricted regions) for $24.99.

Make sure to join us at RIGHT HERE as we break down the event as it happens, it’ll be the most fun you’re going to have staying up all night ever!

Here’s the FITE TV fight card lineup from top to bottom with weights and rulesets:

Kyoji Horiguchi vs Darrion Caldwell
RIZIN Bantamweight Title fight [61.0kg / 134.5lb] 3 x 5 minutes *No Elbows

Kanna Asakura vs Ayaka Hamasaki
RIZIN Super Atomweight Title fight [49.0kg / 108.0lb] 3 x 5 minutes *Elbows allowed

Jiri Prochazka vs Brandon Halsey
[93.0kg / 205.0lb] First round 10 minutes x Second round 5 minutes * Elbows allowed

Gabi Garcia vs Barbara Nepomuceno
[102.5.0kg / 226 lbs] 3 x 5 minute rounds *Elbows allowed

Daron Cruickshank vs Damien Brown
[70.0kg / 153.4lb] 3 x 5 minute rounds *Elbows allowed

Mika Nagano vs Miyuu Yamamoto
[51.0kg / 112 lbs] 3 x 5 minute rounds *Elbows allowed

Kazuyuki Miyata vs Erson Yamamoto
[65.0kg / 143.3lbs] 3 x 5 minute rounds *Elbows allowed

Yusuke Yachi vs Johnny Case
[70.0kg / 154.3lb] 3 x 5 minutes *No Elbows

Yuki Motoya vs Justin Scoggins
[ / 132.2lb] 3 x 5 minutes * Elbows allowed

Ulka Sasaki vs Manel Kape
[59.0kg / 130.0lb] 3 x 5 minutes *Elbows allowed

Shinju Auclair vs Justyna Haba
[57.0kg / 125.6lb] 3 x 5 minutes rounds * Elbows allowed

Tyson Nobumitsu vs Tofiq Musaev
[70.0kg / 154.3lb] 3 x 5 minutes *No Elbows

RENA vs Samantha Jean Francois
[49.0kg / 108.0lb] 3 x 5 minutes *No Elbows

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