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Rizin FF 33 Weigh-in Results: Bantamweight Grand Prix, Lightweight Title Bout Set


Rizin Fighting Federation will end 2021 with one final mixed martial arts extravaganza.

The Rizin 33 year-end show is now official after the weigh-ins, where it will feature 13 MMA bouts, one under kickboxing rules, an exhibition featuring mixed rules and one more in a modified boxing showcase. Topping the card is a lightweight championship bout between titleholder Roberto de Souza and Yusuke Yachi, as well as the yet-to-be-determined bantamweight grand prix finals. Also taking place in the evening is a striking contest between kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa (136.7) and Japanese MMA legend Takanori Gomi (166).

De Souza (12-1) won the inaugural Rizin lightweight championship earlier this year by submitting Tofiq Musayev with a triangle choke in just 72 seconds. This will be the Brazilian's first title defense. Meanwhile, Yachi (23-11) comes in on a two-fight winning streak, having taken decisions over Koji Takeda and Yuki Kawana. Both fighters had no trouble making weight.

The Rizin bantamweight grand prix semi-finals will see former bantamweight champ Kai Asakura face off against Kenta Takizawa, and Hiromasa Ougikubo go up against Naoki Inoue. The winners will square off later in the night, while Yuki Motoya vs. Yuto Hokamura shall serve as a reserve bout if a finalist is unable to continue.

Rizin 33 will stream in its entirety on Thursday night on LiveNow pay-per-view at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT.

Rizin 33 Weigh-in Results:

Roberto de Souza (156.3) vs. Yusuke Yachi (156.1)
Yutaka Saito (145.5) vs. Mikuru Asakura (145.2)
Tenshin Nasukawa (136.7) vs. Takanori Gomi (166)*
Rena Kubota (110) vs. Si Woo Park (109.7)
Ayaka Hamasaki (107.6) vs. Seika Izawa (107.6)
Koji Takeda (156.5) vs. Noah Bey (156.3)
Shoma Shibisai (244.8) vs. Hideki Sekine (260.4)
Kyohei Hagiwara (145) vs. Hiroaki Suzuki (145.2)
Hikaru Saito (195.4) vs. Yuta Kubo (167.9)**
Kazuma Sone (134.2) vs. Shinobu Ota (134.3)
Yuki Motoya (134.2) vs. Yuto Hokamura (134.3)
Hiromasa Ougikubo (134.3) vs. Naoki Inoue (134.2)
Kai Asakura (134.2) vs. Kenta Takizawa (134.3)
Kota Miura (144.6) vs. Yushi Sakura (137.6)

* Nasukawa vs. Gomi is an openweight contest.
** Saito vs. Kubo is a special rules bout with a 198-pound limit.
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