Bellator MMA vs RIZIN

It’s New Year’s Eve, and the year 2022 ends with a massive event. The best fighters of Bellator MMA and RIZIN FF will go head-to-head in mixed-martial-arts bouts at the Saitama Super Arena, Japan. Here we have the Bellator MMA vs RIZIN live coverage, date, start time, fight card, and where to live stream.

The Bellator MMA and RIZIN Fighting Federation join together to end the year with a bang. There will be lots of fireworks in and out of the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

Though there will be no titles on the line, the ferocious fighters of both promotions will battle for the bragging rights. The event will feature five main card fights.

The co-main events will feature A.J. McKee vs. Roberto “Satoshi” de Souza and Patricio Pitbull vs. Kleber Koike Erbst.

Patricio Pitbull (34-5-0) will take on Kleber Koike Erbst (31-5-1) in an exciting featherweight battle. Both fighters are the featherweight champions of their respective promotions.

Moreover, the RIZIN lightweight champion Satoshi (14-1-10) will take on A.J. McKee (19-1-0) in a high-voltage lightweight battle.

Moreover, there will be some exciting bouts from the RIZIN 40 to make it a night full of fights.

Bellator MMA vs RIZIN: Date, Start Time, and Venue

  • Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022
  • Main Card Start Time: 6:30 am ET | 11:30 am GMT | 10:00 am Japan Time
  • Venue: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

The main card of Bellator-RIZIN will start at 6:30 am ET. However, it will be a tape-delayed broadcast on Showtime at 8:00 pm ET in the United States. It will take place inside the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

How to Watch Bellator vs RIZIN

The joint MMA event of Bellator-RIZIN will be available to stream on Showtime in the United States. However, Showtime won’t broadcast the event live. Showtime will show the entire event on a tape-delayed basis on December 31 at 8:00 pm ET.

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Fans in the UK can catch the live action on BBC iPlayer and Aussie fans can watch Bellator MMA vs RIZIN on too.

In Japan, fans can watch the live stream with the RIZIN Stream Pass.

  • USA: Showtime
  • UK: BBC iPlayer,
  • Australia:
  • Japan: RIZIN Stream Pass

Fight Card

Bellator MMA vs RIZIN

  • A.J. McKee vs. Roberto de Souza; Lightweight
  • Patricio Pitbull vs. Kleber Koike Erbst; Featherweight
  • Juan Archuleta vs. Soo Chul Kim; Bantamweight
  • Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Hiromasa Ougikubo; Flyweight
  • Gadzhi Rabadanov vs. Koji Takeda; Lightweight


  • Seika Izawa vs. Si Woo Park; Super Atomweight¬†
  • Naoki Inoue vs. Kenta Takizawa; Bantamweight
  • Tsuyoshi Sudario vs. Junior Tafa; Heavyweight
  • Yuki Motoya vs. Rogerio Bontorin; Yuki Motoya
  • Johnny Case vs. Luiz Gustavo; Lightweight
  • John Dodson vs. Hideo Tokoro; Flyweight
  • BeyNoah vs. Sho Patrick Usami; Lightweight

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