As the curtains draw to a close on an eventful year in combat sports, RIZIN 45 takes center stage on New Year’s Eve. Geared to deliver with over a dozen fights, RIZIN 45 is looking to be one of the most stacked Japanese MMA events of 2023.
Fans can catch an early preview of the action by watching the free opening ceremony on YouTube, which will go live at 5 am BST, or 12 am ET. You can watch the stream below:
Fights included in the opening ceremony are as follows (subject to change):
- Satoshi Yamasu vs. Suguru Nii
- Tatsuki Shinotsuka vs. Daichi Tomizawa – Kickboxing
- Ryujin Nasukawa vs. Jung Min Shin
- Yushi Sakura vs. Jo Hiramoto
For live results & video highlights of RIZIN 45, click here.
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