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Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by Edwin, Jan 29, 2017.
Maybe Amir or Jirii opponent
I would have rather watched Herring vs. LeBanner.
Put Ishii in with Aliakbari.
RENA's opponent is Dora Perjes
Perjes is 7-1 with every win coming via submission but it's a pretty bloated record, reasonable step up for RENA
Updated the poster and the card.
Anyone following closely the current JMMA scene could explain why Minowaman hasn't been on any RIZIN cards?
You'd think they would put him in every card, being such a big name and all
(and still relatively injury-free, but they had no problem putting poor Saku against Aoki so I don't think legends safety is their first concern)
And if they do a WMMA Super Hluk GP, Minowa would be nice promo. Who wouldn't want to watch our giants slayer fight Baruto?
Ok this is a bit cruel, instead they could invite some famous washed up kick-boxer with zero ground xp like in the old days.
(just checked and realized that Minowa hasn't fought in a year, damn...)
Or if we stay in the HLUKS leagues, make the Minowa vs Wes Sims bout that was scraped from UFC 32, in which Hammer House team was heavily represented with Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman and Phil Baroni.
"The Project" was supposed to make his PRIDE debut in this card, it was one of the conditions Coleman set for taking the bout against Fedor, but the NYBA got the spot instead because injury iirc?
Anyway, I never miss a Rizin event, but I'd like to see more old school dudes like KazNak, Yuki Kondo, Shungo Oyama, Daiju Takase or Daijiro Matsui...
I have heard he doesn't have a good relationship with RIZIN.
I remember somebody saying that the old Pride management and Minowaman don't get along anymore. However, he fought for Dream a lot which still have influence in Rizin.
Minowaman vs Baroni or Mach Sakurai would be nice. Baruto would be too skilled for him.
Rizin seems to bring people out of retirement, but Matsui and Oyama have been out for 4 years. Takase has been 2 years.
Yuki Kondo is fighting this weekend in Pancrase against a 1-0 fighter.
Yeah, I think I have heard that as well. I really don't want to see Minowaman fight any longer anyways, his body is starting to quit on him and he hasn't looked good in years. Kondo is still going but he should really hang em up soon as well. King Kaz and Shungo already had their official retirements, Takase fights in spurts every few years for an assortment of promotions, and Matsui is still going in D-level promotions and in his most recent fight he lost to a guy who was 1-9 at the time. Kaz is really the only one out of those I would be interested in seeing fight, Takase could maybe still have a few decent performances left.
Thanks to all of you guys for your answers, very informative o/
I know a lot of these guys are retired, but in Japan fighters seem to come out of retirement a lot more than in the US.
Yeah a trilogy bout between Minowa and Baroni would be great, I was half joking mentioning Baruto (in his prime Minowa would have jumped on the opportunity though, one of the most fearless dudes in MMA), like I said it would be cruel... Manhoef vs Sakuraba level cruelty.
And damn Kondo fights a lot, last Pancrase event I caught live was such a long time ago, I think it was against Matsui, really fun fight, would watch again if I could...
Damn, poor Matsui, last time I've watched both Yuki Kondo & King Kaz fighting live (nowadays I just watch the cards a couple days later) were the events in which they both beat him...
But obviously I didn't become a Matsui fanboy because of his undefeated record ^^ but because of his heart/fighting spirit.
I remember when he pulled a piledriver on Paulo Filho, perfect slam, but recovered and won. Undefeated Filho as a beast to have survived that
(or was it Minowa who pulled that slam? dang it, I'm currently on strong painkillers for my ribs, and my memory is all fuzzy, I hate that shit)
I'd also love to see KazNak fight again, he has already come out of retirement a couple times (or the Yoshida bout wasn't a double mentor-student retirement fight, and I got confused again).
Against an interesting striker like Zelg "Benkei" Galesic (I still remember when he was hyped as the next Lil' Crocop, and his TKD skills are legit) or Marius Zaromskis that would be cool;
Or a solid grappler like Anthony Perosh, that would have been a cool ground fight IMHO.
Or Shannon Ritch (great dude), Tony Bonello, this type of guys.
Or heck even Ken Shamrock if he is done with Bellator, he was very popular in Japan back in the good days...
(my biggest Shamrock regret is that we never got the Frank fight, but at this point...)
I don't wish to feed these guys to younger dudes hungry for nasty KOs over big names on their records, I would have them fight equally washed up fighters with big names for nostalgia.
Anyway thank you all o/ soz for the rant
They should make Jerome Le Banner vs Baruto in July
Time for another press conference, according to what Sakakibara said at the last one, the card should be finalized now, expect 10 - 11 matches total:
Akira Shoji is in attendance at the press conference, he is promoting autism awareness. Hopefully he's not planning on fighting
I cant be the only one who found that hilarious.
Nice gesture though, they promoted some guy's local BJJ gym, his kids have autism and he's trying to start an awareness campaign from that. Shoji was the middleman who told Sakakibara about him.
Edit: BJJ guy will hold an awareness event / open mat session on April 2nd, and RIZIN is going to send Baruto over to "roll with the children". Also, one fight announcement today.
Might have some children get rolled over
I assume this announcement is going to be Kizaemon's fight
Kizaemon vs ZST Flyweight champ Seiichiro Ito looks like, awesome fight
Yup, there he is. Excellent addition. Saiga's wife prob gonna cry again. I like what I've seen from Ito.
Probably going to get subbed, should be fun while it lasts though
They're difinitely not giving Saiga the RENA treatment. Apart from the South African dude it's been all top class grapplers for him.
on paper this looks horrid Kizaemon Saiga 3-2 Bantam weight against Seiichiro Ito 11-1-2 a flyweight. but must be a reason for Saiga? Guess he was the true Karate Hottie, and very popular among women when he was fighting in K-1. But never seen him fight before..
Can we get a petition going for Baruto vs Overalls Ariyama?