I didn’t attend or do a proper “As it happened” post for RIZIN 31, but I certainly watched and tweeted the shit out of it. Like three people saw any of that however, as I recently disemboweled my old Twitter and started a new account. The reasons for this mostly have to do with Tokyo Yakult Swallows and the Nippon Professional Baseball pennant race. I traded my account for three wins. One down. 🔪🩸⚾
Anyhow, come down to the new spot and/or see the narrative of events below.
There was some talk of a Flyweight tournament during the event, which had a couple of Flyweight fights. Maybe a Grand Prix belt before a title?
This is why: he headlines the new Trigger show directly after headlining the new Landmark show. He will probably headline whatever new show Sakakibara pushes on his staff in some frantic unannounced meeting next week. “Guys, I have a great idea!”
RIZIN FF OFFICIAL @rizin_PR💥#RIZIN_TRIGGER 1st 対戦カード💥 昇侍 @shou0424 🆚 萩原京平 @pax12_k 📅：11.28(日) 14:00開始(予定) 📍：神戸ワールド記念ホール 📝：https://t.co/XgRSo8eOoH https://t.co/ZIgP0QVgpe
Nadaka kills some old man, as anticipated.
Fedor, man. ✊🐐
He’s growing a goatee.
Sudario murdered the dude and it was slick. SAINT was game too. Really fun HW MMA like old school Pride.
Co-main was awesome from Oshima and Asakura reverted to her semi-listless mean.
Main event ends with a stoppage clusterfuck.
But now I want a four-man tournament on NYE featuring old champ Saito, new champ Ushiku, former presumed champ Asakura, and current presumed champ Koike. That would be fucking sweeeeeet. 🎂🍰
In the meantime, there’s whatever this new Trigger thing is and the Okinawa show, RIZIN 32, which is even skimpier on paper than RIZIN 31 - but that didn’t turn out so bad.
Lastly, a bad news tweet from just a few minutes ago. ONE Championship’s Friday show Next Gen just totally fell apart, losing it’s main event and Grand Prix participant.
ONE Championship @ONEChampionship🚨 BREAKING 🚨 Jenelyn Olsim replaces Itsuki Hirata on four days' notice to face Ritu Phogat in the ONE Women's Atomweight World Grand Prix semifinals 🏆 Plus, Stamp vs. Julie Mezabarba is your NEW main event! 🙌 @PhogatRitu #ONENextGen #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship https://t.co/77GJ6T4mEI
Next Gen made my recent preview post and was on my “must watch” list, but it’s been downgraded to my “I’ll probably watch cause I have no life” list. Anyway. Next proper post here should be Fight Circus 3 on November 5th.
See you then. 🤜🍕
In the meantime help me creep into double digit followers. People just ain’t gonna take this shit seriously otherwise. 🤷♀️