Bellator x RIZIN 2 is shaping up to be a thrilling event this summer, as two exciting main card bouts have just been added to the line-up.
Welterweight strikers Andrey Koreshkov and Lorenz Larkin are set to clash in what promises to be an explosive showdown, while bantamweight contenders Magomed Magomedov and Danny Sabatello are primed to test their skills in the cage.
Andrey Koreshkov, a seasoned fighter at 32 years old, is riding a wave of success with four consecutive victories. His recent TKO wins at Shlemenko FC 4 showcased his prowess and resilience. Notably, Koreshkov has had the opportunity to showcase his skills both inside and outside of Bellator, a testament to his talent and versatility.
Lorenz Larkin, a force to be reckoned with at 36, has been on a tear, remaining undefeated in his last eight fights. The dynamic striker has showcased his ability to excel in both the middleweight and welterweight divisions. His recent standing elbow knockout of Mukhamed Berkhamov sent shockwaves through the MMA world, solidifying Larkin as a formidable threat.
Whereas Magomed Magomedov, a 31-year-old bantamweight contender, aims to rebound after a submission loss to Patchy Mix in a grand prix semi-final. Before that setback, Magomedov showcased his skills with a quarterfinal victory over Enrique Barzola. His determination and technical prowess make him a compelling fighter to watch.
Danny Sabatello, 30, is eager to make a statement following a bantamweight grand prix semifinal loss to Raufeon Stots. Sabatello swiftly rebounded in April with a second-round submission victory over the talented Marcos Breno. His resilience and skill set him apart as a rising star in the division.
Set to take place on July 30 at the iconic Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, this event promises to deliver fireworks. Bellator x RIZIN 2 is a collaboration between two premier mixed martial arts promotions, bringing together top fighters from around the world to compete on the grand stage.
Mark your calendars for this explosive summer event that is sure to leave fans on the edge of their seats. Bellator x RIZIN 2 is where legends will be made, dreams will be shattered, and the relentless pursuit of victory will be on full display. Get ready for a night of unforgettable action in the heart of Japan's fighting spirit.
With the additions, the Bellator x RIZIN 2 lineup includes:
A.J. McKee vs. Patricky Freire – lightweight grand prix quarterfinal
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Makoto Shinryu – for inaugural flyweight title
Magomed Magomedov vs. Danny Sabatello
Veta Arteaga vs. Kana Watanabe
Andrey Koreshkov vs. Lorenz Larkin