On December 29th (depending on your time zone), #Rizin FC will be delivering a slew of wonderful Japanese MMA goodness to our brains. It'll be damn late at night, or early in the morning (depending on your time zone), so the strange happenings will be even more delightful with your brain grasping for rest.
This is what we're in for:
And that doesn't even touch on some of the great fights set for the card, including the final leg of the Rizin Grand Prix, in which Wanderlei Silva and Cro Cop will fight for a third time. For longtime MMA fans, this is a holiday gift they can't deny.
Wand and Cro Cop fought to a draw in Pride back in 2002, then CC head kicked Wand into oblivion in a monumental moment in MMA history at Pride Conflict Absolute in 2006. Now, over a decade later, they will meet again. I seriously can't wait for this, because Cro Cop is looking jacked and is bodyslamming dudes in preparation for his epic fight.
Here's the bracket for the second leg of the tournament on December 29th:
Wanderlei Silva vs. Mirko Filipovic
Baruto vs. Tsuyoshi Kosaka
Shane Carwin vs. Amir Aliakbari
Valentine Moldavsky vs. Szymon Bajor
This is what it will look like when they roll their way into the Semis
Silva/Filipovic winner vs. Baruto/Kosaka winner
Carwin/Aliakbari winner vs. Moldavsky/Bajor winner