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Midnight Mania! RIZIN releases trailer, ruleset for Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa

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In what remains an odd event, Floyd Mayweather will box undefeated kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve in Japan, at RIZIN 14. The event will also feature a superfight between flyweight champion Kyoji Horiguchi and Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell in a superb cross-promotional coup.

The ruleset this will be contested under basically eliminates all risk to Floyd Mayweather, as it is a 3-round exhibition that will not appear on either man’s boxing or MMA record. There will be no judges, so presumably there will be no winner unless someone gets a finish. Both fighters will wear 8-ounce gloves. Floyd is probably not very worried about fighting a man several weight classes below him for just three rounds.

At least the unrelentingly exciting Tenshin Nasukawa will be drawing a lot of eyes. The caption for this trailer auto-translated to:

I went to December, I cut 30 days until the final decisive battle! Floyd vs. the second trailer of the dim. I got the opportunity to converse Floyd and fist. The two strong men who have drawn the “locus” of undefeated myth in another world while putting oneself in the martial arts field play the encounter of “miracle”. Is there a more miracle going to happen? Please send it to everyone!


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Podcasts and Video

Max Holloway has a sweet sweep- let the other two Andrews break it down for you.

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Heavy Hands:

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