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The MMA Vivisection – RIZIN 13: Tenshin vs. Horiguchi picks & analysis

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While Bellator takes the spotlight for the most high profile event in MMA this week, RIZIN is in firm contention for best fight booking. Japan’s largest MMA promotion has struggled to find the same sense of grandeur it started with lately, but they’ve got a card that appears to be firing on all cylinders this time around. In the main event former UFC title contender and RIZIN star Kyoji Horiguchi takes on unbeaten kickboxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa.

The card also features former Invicta champion Ayaka Hamasaki and the debut of sumo wrestler Kintaro Osunaarashi taking a toe dip into MMA with a freak fight against Bob Sapp. Round things out with Daron Cruickshank vs. Diego Brandao, Jiri Prochazka, and a Mirko CroCop fight and this looks like it’ll be a blast.

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Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Kyoji Horiguchi
Ayaka Hamasaki vs. Mina Kurobe
Kintaro Osunaarashi vs. Bob Sapp
Daron Cruickshank vs. Diego Brandao
Jiri Prochazka vs. Jake Heun
Andy Nguyen vs. Miyuu Yamamoto
Yusaku Nakamura vs. Manel Kape
Mikuru Asakura vs. Karshyga Dautbek
Kai Asakura vs. Topnoi
Mitsuhisa Sunabe vs. Haruo Ochi
Mirko CroCop vs. Roque Martinez
Taiga Kawabe vs. Kento Haraguchi

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