RIZIN 15 is the first RIZIN event of 2019 and as per usual it looks to be a great one. Stars return and a new champion will be crowned.
In the main event, we will see the first ever RIZIN light heavyweight champion be decided when Bellator’s “King Mo” Muhammad Lawal returns to the ring to try and once again pick up a win over the red-hot Czech, Jiri Prochazka.
Since their first encounter in the 2015 RIZIN Grand Prix finals, “Denisa” has gone on to win a whopping seven straight bouts all in stellar fashion as six have ended via knockout. His most recent coming in one of the weirder fights you’ll ever see when he defeated Brandon Halsey in the first round at RIZIN 14.
As for King Mo, he’s had it a bit rough since his big win over Prochazka as he’s gone 2-4 and currently rides a two-fight losing streak. Which just makes the element of this rematch all the more interesting.
In the co-main event, Japanese kickboxing prodigy, Tenshin Nasukawa returns to the RIZIN ring for the first time since his exhibition boxing match with Floyd Mayweather at RIZIN 14.
RIZIN bantamweight king, Kyoji Horiguchi is also back for a non-title bout against a fellow UFC veteran in Ben Nguyen who makes his promotional debut. But that’s not all!
Follow along below to get all the live results and updates as they happen.
Light heavyweight – 205lbs: (C) – Muhammad Lawal vs Jiri Prochazka
Catchweight – 130lbs: KB – Tenshin Nasukawa vs Fritz Biagtan
Bantamweight – 132lbs: Kyoji Horiguchi vs Ben Nguyen
Lightweight – 157lbs: Satoru Kitaoka vs Roberto Satoshi Souza
Light heavyweight: Karl Albrektsson vs Christiano Frohlich
Catchweight – 112lbs: Rena Kubota vs Samantha Jean-Francois
Catchweight – 150lbs: Mikuru Asakura vs Luiz Gustavo
Flyweight – 126lbs: Kana Watanabe vs Justyna Haba
Lightweight: Damien Brown vs Koji Takeda
Catchweight – 128lbs: Manel Kape vs Seiichiro Ito
Flyweight: Kanako Murata vs Saray Orozco
Catchweight – 134lbs: KB – Taiga Kawabe vs Thallison Ferreira
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/21/2019