Speculation and Dream Match Ups For Rizin 13 and 14

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  1. Danespina Gold Belt

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    One thing that's worth noting is that it doesn't sound like Rizin is looking to use these two next events to build for a better 2019. No it sounds like they are looking to deliver big shows that generate good ratings immediately.

    So probably no gambling that Tenshin and Horiguchi make the final round. They might just try to deliver that at their first chance in September.
     
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    Cro Cop said in a interview that he hopes that he will recover from the injury much sooner than the medical predictions.
    He hopes that he will fight on RIZIN NYE event in Saitama and that there has been talk about "one big name, a fighter that he never fought before, and that would truly bee a big draw and bait for the audience"

    Since there are not many "big names" avaliable outside of UFC, I guess it could possibly be Kharitonov, or porhaps Bellator and RIZIN could make a deal for Minakov since FNG is in trouble and they are letting their fighters from heavier divisions go, and Minakov is sitll under contract with Bellator. It could also porhaps be somebody like Rampage.

    https://translate.google.hr/translate?hl=hr?sl=hr&tl=en&u=https://www.vecernji.hr/sport/cro-cop-moji-psi-imaju-podno-grijanje-i-veliko-dvoriste-a-znaju-da-sam-gazda-iako-me-rijetko-vide-1250536

    We will see.
     
  3. lukeuidswords Black Belt

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    I expect it will be Jiri
     
  4. Yosuke Orange Belt

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    Motoya vs ishiwatari....and I have a gut feeling that Gomi vs Kawajiri will take place rather sooner than later.
     
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    In other news, Sakurai is campaigning on twitter for a fight against Roque Martinez...



    Edit:

    The backstory for those who didnt watch the event is that Mach was Samurai's cornerman

     
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    I like this
     
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    That response surprises me. Those fights delivered.
     
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    I felt like he didn't dislike the KB fights but the fact, some fans prefer to have a MMA only card.
     
  9. CDF47 Gold Belt

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    Could be. I like having some kickboxing sprinkled in. I felt there were way too many kickboxing fights on this card but glad they were all entertaining. I think in the future they should have just a couple kickboxing fights on a fight card and focus on MMA.
     
  10. Danespina Gold Belt

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    For me Horiguchi joining kickboxing is more of a negative than a positive. I prefer keeping him in MMA so that I can see his GNP and overall fighting game.
     
  11. Bobby Boulders My Lovin' Is Digi Platinum Member

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    Well, now we speculate. Who out there is a draw? He is acting like the fight would be a big deal, who hasn't heard fought that matters? Rampage is a draw in Japan. Kharitonov, maybe, like you said. Those are the only people I can think of. Bigfoot maybe? Was he popular in Sengoku and K1?
     
  12. luke2342 Orange Belt

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    Barnett is also now free from the UFC and he's competed in Quintet, he could be a possible opponent for Cro Cop if he hadn't already fought him. Alternatively, Jiri could fight Barnett as his big fight alternative if Cro Cop already has an opponent. My take on Cro Cop was that he would only consider fighting Jiri, a young up and comer, or the rematch with Fedor, but that was taken out due his success in the Bellator tournament.

    Could he be referring to Ōsunaarashi? Not the fight I want, but technically a big name fight in Japan.
     
  13. luke2342 Orange Belt

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    This would actually be an amazing fight, Sakurai bringing the Minowaman spirit to JMMA. I wonder if Sakurai would try to bulk up for the fight. I wish that ACB hadn't signed Amir Aliakbari as he was a prospect I enjoyed watching in Rizin, and wouldn't mind seeing them feed Roque too. I'm hoping with ACB struggling financially and cancelling some shows, Rizin might be able to pinch some of their talent back.
     
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    Mach has been eating like HW, so why not?
     
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    Tibau isn't fighting at 155 anymore he's moving to 170 he said he shoulda did it years ago and I agree.

    I don't think a Lw tourney is happening.
     
  16. rob mafia Red Belt

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    speculation: mismatches.

    tenshin vs bum or someone else who literally never kickboxed before
    king reina vs some jpop star who never fought
    gabi vs 2 grandmas
    rena vs someone with zero grappling
    a terrible fight involving a mongolian
    etc

    dream match-ups:

    cup of noodles man vs literally anyone or everyone
    tenshin vs an actual kickboxer
    king reina and gabi garcia staying home
    wand vs josh barnett in a special rules where they receive roid injections before each round. and pcp.
    rena serving coffee
    kanna vs whoever she wants, she earned it
    krazy horse vs a law enforcement officer
    etc and etc
     
  17. Bobby Boulders My Lovin' Is Digi Platinum Member

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    I normally find your Rizin posts dreadful, but I'm down for both the Wand/Barnett/roids/Sherman Hemsley fight and the Krazy Horse/cop fight. Actually two of the best ideas I've heard in a while, if I'm being honest.
     
  18. luke2342 Orange Belt

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    Your probably right about Tenshin fighting someone who hasn't kickboxed before (Horiguchi) and a terrible Mongolian fight.

    Maybe Krazy Horse can fight police extraordinary and Kimbo slayer Sean Gannon? Shame they wont let Krazy Horse into the country anymore.

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  19. rob mafia Red Belt

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    if only. i'm sure the mascots can punch better than dandois/king reina...
     
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