RIZIN FIGHTING WORLD GRAND PRIX 2017 Bantamweight Tournament 2nd ROUND - December 29 - Thread | Page 3

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    Want..more..Rena.
     
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    Sakakibara called him like Krazy Horse when the fight was first announced.
     
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    I'm just day dreaming but, if Manel Kape beats Ian McCall, Kyoji Horiguchi, and then wins the Rizin Tournament, he could be well on his way to fighting Demetrious Johnson soon.
     
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    Weird daydream
     
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    McCall is going to pull out at the last minute... Joking aside, Kape is going to hurt him bad.
     
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    I assume this means the Super Atomweight bracket is remaining as is
     
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    I don't see anyone beating Rena so I'd like to see Kanna in the final because she could get some of Rena's star power if she makes it a proper fight.
     
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    ugly Kanna is a legit grappler. Rena gonna get exposed and end up like poor Andy Souwa.
     
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    The verified RIZIN account on r/MMA posted they'll be making an announcement shortly on who the wild card will be.

    They also posted that they're working on broadcast partnerships which means the Fite TV stuff may have been for a couple of shows only and not a permanent deal.
     
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    What's sad is Horiguchi standing there at all. Hope he'll be back in the UFC eventuelly
     
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    Rizin might be an opportunity for him to gain more populairity. They certainly treat him like a bigger deal there.
     
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    I can completely understand his motives for wanting to fight there, but as a fan, I'm interested in watching quality fights. A move to Rizin might make Guchi more popular but it could also lead to his career stagnating as he doesn't get pressured as hard.
     
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    Fighting at 135 gives Horiguchi pressure and career experience if the UFC shuts down 125. Since his 1st Rizin fight in April, his twitter follower count has doubled to 24k.
     
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    Horiguchi is realistically too small for 135. See below. Even for this tournament he's going to be at a significant size disadvantage.
    RizinBigger.png

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    To be fair, Horiguchi is back a few steps compared to the other guys.

    The slot capsules played in Horiguchi's favor because he was able to place himself on the Flyweight side of the GP.
     
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    Well I couldn't find a proper side angle, but in the quarter finals Horiguchi was placed vs. a significantly bigger Hideo Tokoro, and than for the 2nd round was almost former lightweight Tatsuya Kawajiri.

    HoriguchiHideo.jpg
     
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    I love Rin but man, I love me some Rena as well.
     
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    But Chael says the smaller guy has the advantage.
     
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    RIZIN just announced a press conference for tomorrow, viewable as usual (youtube + facebook).

    They will announce Horiguchi's opponent and 2 more fights.
     
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