RIZIN

The heir apparent to the iconic PRIDE Fighting Championships, RIZIN Fighting Federation continues on the tradition of Japanese MMA in style.

RIZIN is a promotion with a flair for the dramatic and a penchant for action-packed events.

Below are divisional rankings for the promotion generated by the MMA-Prospects team, led by contributor Billy Nayden. The following is a best approximation of the RIZIN roster, which includes fighters competing on non-exclusive contracts.

Because RIZIN is a federation, MMA-Prospects went to great lengths to measure fighter’s accomplishments outside the RIZIN ring. While promotional record is important, MMA-Prospects strongly considered RIZIN championships, finishing fights, and record in all professional MMA fights in the past two years as measurement tools in our objective ranking process.

MMA-Prospects understands that many of these fighters’ resumes are difficult to compare, and thus the margin between fighters ranked a spot below or spot above is oftentimes very slim.

These rankings are current as of October 1, 2020, and will be updated as RIZIN continues to promote events, sign new fighters, and remove fighters from the roster.

Women’s super atomweight – 108 lbs / 49 kilos

Seo Hee Ham has vacated the RIZIN atomweight title and signed with rival promotion ONE Championship. Credit: RIZIN FF
FighterNationalityRecordRIZIN RecordLast Fight
1. Ayaka HamasakiπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)20-36-1W, Maesawa
2. Miyuu YamamotoπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)6-46-4W, Amp the Rocket
3. Kanna AsakuraπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)17-49-2W, Furuse
4. Amp the RocketπŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ (Thailand)5-30-2W, Sato
5. Ai ShimizuπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)5-02-0W, Nguyen
6. Emi TomimatsuπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)15-170-1L, Kubota
7. Saori IshiokaπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)15-120-1L, Yamamoto
8. Nanaka KawamuraπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)3-50-0W, Sakamoto

Women’s Strawweight – 112.4 lbs / 51 kilos

Rena Kubota raises her arm in victory. Credit: RIZIN FF
FighterNationalityRecordRIZIN RecordLast Fight
1. Rena KubotaπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)11-37-2W, Tomimatsu

Women’s Flyweight – 121.3 lbs / 55 kilos

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Kana Watanabe (right) lands a body kick. Credit: Keisuke Takazawa
FighterNationalityRecordRIZIN RecordLast Fight
1. Kana WatanabeπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)9-0-13-0W, Joanne
2. Shizuka SugiyamaπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)19-6-10-2W, Arai

Strawweight – 112.4 lbs / 51 kilos

Namiki Kawahara scores a DEEP championship win. Credit: DEEP
FighterNationalityRecordRIZIN RecordLast Fight
1. Namiki KawaharaπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)7-3-20-1W, Ochi
2. Haruo OchiπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)19-9-21-0-1L, Kawahara
3. Yutaro MuramotoπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)7-5-20-1W, Ayuta

Flyweight – 121.3 lbs / 55 kilos

Tatsuki Saomoto wins in the ZST cage. Credit: Tatsuki Saomoto, Facebook
FighterNationalityRecordRIZIN RecordLast Fight
1. Tatsuki SaomotoπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)15-21-0W, Nakamura
2. Makoto TakahashiπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)11-1-11-0W, Ito
3. Yusaku NakamuraπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)16-8-11-3L, Saomoto
4. Takaki SoyaπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)11-4-12-0W, Muramoto
5. Seiichio ItoπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)12-4-20-2L, Takahashi

Bantamweight – 134.5 lbs / 61 kilos

Kai Asakura (left) batters Kyoji Horiguchi in a non-title Upset of the Year candidate. Credit: RIZIN FF
FighterNationalityRecordRIZIN RecordLast Fight
1. Kai Asakura (c)πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)16-28-1W, Maruyama
2. Kyoji HoriguchiπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)28-39-1L, Asakura
3. Hiromasa OugikuboπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)20-52-2L, Asakura
4. Victor HenryπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ (USA)20-42-0W, Kanehara
5. Shintaro IshiwatariπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)26-8-44-2L, Ougikubo
6. Yuki MotoyaπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)25-84-3W, Uoi
7. Mamoru UoiπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)22-9-51-1L, Motoya
8. Ulka SasakiπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)22-8-21-2L, Asakura
9. Masanori KaneharaπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)27-14-50-1L, Henry

Featherweight – 147.7 lbs / 67 kilos

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Mikuru Asakura (left) lands flush on Yusuke Yachi. Credit: RIZIN FF
FighterNationalityRecordRIZIN RecordLast Fight
1. Mikuru AsakuraπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)13-17-0W, Salas
2. Yutaka SaitoπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)18-4-21-0W, Majima
3. Vugar Keramov
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15-31-0W, Aguon
4. Kyle AguonπŸ‡¬πŸ‡Ί (Guam)13-90-1L, Keramov
5. Jin AoiπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)8-3-11-0W, Boku
6. Takahiro AshidaπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)24-10-21-0W, Hagiwara
7. Tetsuya SekiπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)13-6-11-0W, Kanda
8. Koya KandaπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)5-30-1L, Seki
9. Kazumasa MajimaπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)14-20-1L, Saito
10. Ali AbdulkhalikovπŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί (Russia)8-10-1W, Begidov

Lightweight – 160.9 lbs / 73 kilos

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Tofiq Musayev is crowned RIZIN’s lightweight king. Credit: RIZIN FF
FighterNationalityRecordRIZIN RecordLast Fight
1. Tofiq Musayev (c)πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ώ (Azerbaijan)18-35-0W, Freire
2. Koji TakedaπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)11-11-1W, Kawana
3. Roberto SouzaπŸ‡§πŸ‡· (Brazil)10-13-1W, Yachi
4. Takasuke KumeπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)24-6-31-0W, Kitaoka
5. Juri OharaπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)27-18-31-0W, Yachi
6. Luis GustavoπŸ‡§πŸ‡· (Brazil)10-22-2L, Freire
7. Yusuke YachiπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)21-115-5L, Ohara
8. Satoru KitaokaπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)42-21-102-6L, Kume
9. Hiroto UesakoπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)16-91-1L, Yachi
10. Daron CruickshankπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ (USA)22-135-4L, Yamauchi

Welterweight – 176.4 lbs / 80 kilos

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Keita Nakamura earns a RIZIN victory. Credit: DUX CARVAJAL
FighterNationalityRecordRIZIN RecordLast Fight
1. Keita NakamuraπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)35-11-21-0L, Larkin
2. Ryuichiro SumimuraπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)15-80-1W, Watanabe
3. Marcos SouzaπŸ‡§πŸ‡· (Brazil)9-21-1W, Neto

Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs / 93 kilos

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Ivan Shtyrkov stands over a vanquished foe in the RIZIN cage. Credit: RIZIN FF
FighterNationalityRecordRIZIN RecordLast Fight
1. Ivan ShtyrkovπŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί (Russia)17-1-11-0W, Pasternak
2. Jake HeunπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ (USA)15-93-1W, Ishii
3. Christiano FrΓΆlichπŸ‡§πŸ‡· (Brazil)10-50-1L, Albrektsson
4. Vitaly ShemetovπŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί (Russia)24-130-2L, Biyong

Heavyweight – 220.5 lbs / 100 kilos

Shoma Shibisai wins a custom rules match in Ganryujima. Credit: Ganryujima, FITE
FighterNationalityRecordRIZIN RecordLast Fight
1. Shoma ShibisaiπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)6-21-1W, Shemetov
2. Hideki SekineπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)8-50-1L, Sakai
3. Sudario TsuyoshiπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ (Japan)1-01-0W, James
4. Sergey ShemetovπŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί (Russia)11-80-1L, Shibisai
5. Dylan JamesπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ (USA)0-10-1L, Tsuyoshi