Bellator Vs. RIZIN Officially Set After Weigh-In Results

On Saturday, December 31st, 2022, Bellator MMA and RIZIN are hosting their showdown at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

RIZIN vs Bellator MMA Weigh-In Results

The main event of the evening will be A.J. McKee against RIZIN Lightweight champion Roberto de Souza in a non-title fight.

Patricio Pitbull and Kleber Koike will face off in a featherweight title fight as the co-main event. In addition, the featured bout will be between Kyoji Horiguchi and Hiromasa Ogikubo in the flyweight division.

In contrast, the main card will include Juan Archuleta against Soo Chul Kim and Gadzhi Rabadanov versus Koji Takeda.

Before the headline event of Bellator versus RIZIN, there is a full-packed preliminary card dubbed RIZIN 40, which includes the much-awaited atomweight tournament final between Seika Izawa and Si Woo Park, and also the first appearance of John Dodson in RIZIN, who has challenged for the UFC title multiple times.

The formal weigh-ins happened during the day, and the complete outcomes can be seen below:

Main Card

A.J. McKee (154.7) vs. Roberto de Souza (156)

Patricio Pitbull (145) vs. Kleber Koike (145.2)

Kyoji Horiguchi (124.8) vs. Hiromasa Ogikubo (125.4)

Juan Archuleta (134) vs. Soo Chul Kim (133.8)

Gadzhi Rabadanov (155.9) vs. Koji Takeda (156)

RIZIN 40

108 lbs: Seika Izawa vs. Si Woo Park
135 lbs: Naoki Inoue vs. Kenta Takizawa
265 lbs: Tsuyoshi Sudario vs. Junior Tafa
135 lbs: Yuki Motoya vs. Rogério Bontorin
155 lbs: Johnny Case vs. Luiz Gustavo
125 lbs: John Dodson vs. Hideo Tokoro
155 lbs: BeyNoah vs. Sho Patrick Usami

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