Czech prospect Jiri Prochazka and longtime Japanese MMA veteran Kazuyuki Fujita both hit the scales Saturday morning in Nagoya, Japan, to make their Rizin Fighting Federation main event official.
The 23-year-old Prochazka, who fell to “King Mo” Muhammed Lawal in the finals of Rizin's eight-man heavyweight tournament this past New Year's Eve season, clocked in at 217, while the 45-year-old “Ironhead” tipped the beam at 240. Fujita is just 1-5 in his last six bouts over a nine-year stretch, most recently losing to Olympic judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii under the Inoki Genome Federation banner in December 2013.
The Sunday event from Nippon Gaishi Hall will also feature a star-studded tag team grappling match. Kazushi Sakuraba (181) and Hideo Tokoro (151) checked in at a combined 332 pounds, while their opposing squad, former opponents Wanderlei Silva (220) and Kiyoshi Tamura (185) hit a total of 405 pounds.
Rizin officials announced that Deep flyweight champion Yuki Motoya was unable to make the 125-pound limit for his bout with Brazilian Allan Nascimento and would weigh in again later today.
Rizin Fighting Federation 1 Weigh-in Results:Jiri Prochazka (217) vs. Kazuyuki Fujita (240)
Vadim Nemkov (204) vs. Karl Albrektsson (205)
Teodoras Aukstuolis (215) vs. Jaideep Singh (214)
Gabi Garcia (209) vs. Anna Malyukova (200)
Tag Team Grappling Bout
Kazushi Sakuraba (181) / Hideo Tokoro (151) vs. Wanderlei Silva (220) / Kiyoshi Tamura (185)
Shoot Boxing Bout
Rena Kubota (112) vs. Cyndi Alves (112)
Daron Cruickshank (154) vs. Shinji Sasaki (154)
Kirill Sidelnikov (259) vs. Chris Barnett (301)
Yuta Watanabe (180) vs. Hisaki Kato (180)
Yuki Motoya (N/A) vs. Allan Nascimento (125)
Kanako Murata (117) vs. Natalya Denisova (115)
Hiroto Yamaguchi (141) vs. Tetsuya Yamato (141)
Danilo Zanolini (161) vs. Norihisa Amimoto (159)
Yuya Yamato (132) vs. Yuki Kotani (130)