Bellator MMA and RIZIN Fighting Federation have booked five cross-promotional bouts for December 29 and December 31, 2019 at Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The first of the two shows entitled “Bellator Japan” will air live on Paramount Network on Dec. 28 at 10 p.m. ET.
To make a long story short here’s the updated television card that will air that night.
265 lbs.: Fedor Emelianenko (38-6, 1 NC) vs. Quinton Jackson (38-13)
160 lbs.: Michael Chandler (19-5) vs. Benson Henderson (28-8)
170 lbs.: Lorenz Larkin (21-7) vs. Keita Nakamura (35-10-2)
125 lbs.: Ilara Joanne (9-4) vs. Kana Watanabe (8-0-1)
155 lbs.: Goiti Yamauchi (24-4) vs. Daron Cruickshank (22-12)
The latter show is RIZIN.20 and will only air in Japan. Bellator is sending the undefeated Bantamweight contender Patrick Mix (12-0) to face Yuki Motoya (23-7), while perennial Featherweight contender John Macapa (23-4-2) fights Mikuru Asakura (11-1, 1 NC).
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