The Rizin Landmark 7 undercard is complete. Among the five bouts added to the event is a super atomweight fight pitting Anastasiya Svetkivska against Farida Abdueva.

Abdueva (2-0) hails from Kyrgyzstan. Last year she won the GAMMA strawweight title as an amateur and the 21 year old has won two fights out of two since turning pro.

Svetkivska (2-2) won the IMMAF strawweight tournament in 2019, a year in which she went 7-0 as an amateur. The Ukrainian won her first two pro fights but has yet to register a win in the Rizin ring.

At Rizin 37 she dropped a decision to Rena Kubota. She was reinstated in the promotion’s super atomweight Grand Prix due to withdrawals but got submitted by super atomweight champion Seika Izawa at Rizin 38.

New additions

There are four more additions to the card which is set for Baku on November 4th. Two undefeated lightweights will face off when Israeli Harel Cohen (6-0) takes on Ukraine’s Vladislav Rudnev (5-0).

In the featherweight division Jaures Dea (10-5) goes up against Ilkhom Nazimov (9-3). Quentin Domingos (11-3) takes on Shota Betlemidze (17-2-1) in a light heavyweight fight.

The card which will be Rizin’s first outside of Japan gets underway with a heavyweight bout pitting Hasan Mezhiev (12-0) against Ahmed Sami (11-3).


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Featherweight title

As previously announced Chihiro Suzuki is is set to face Vugar Karamov at Rizin Landmark 7. The latter hails from Azerbaijan and will be putting his featherweight title on the line.

The featherweight belt now belongs to Kuramov but it was only vacant because Kleber Koike narrowly missed weight ahead of his submission win over Suzuki at Rizin 43. The Japanese fighter went on to knock out Patricio Freire at Super Rizin 2 in a stunning upset.

Karamov will be fighting in his homeland for the first time since 2016. He has won four in a row for Rizin and submitted Mikuru Asakura last time out to win the vacant title.


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Emotional homecoming

Former Rizin lightweight Grand Prix winner Tofiq Musayev will also get to make what will surely be an emotional homecoming. He hasn’t fought in the country since 2018, the year that he first started competing in Japan.

Musayev (21-5) has had mixed fortunes since signing for Bellator. He has won one out of his two fights for the American promotion and will be matched with Koji Takeda (15-5) in Baku.

Best of the rest

UFC veteran Justin Scoggins (15-6) returns to Rizin after a four year absence. He has been matched with Mehman Mamedov (6-6-0-1) in a flyweight fight.

There are currently five fights on the card which will be the first Rizin has ever held outside of Japan. In the lightweight division Azerbaijan’s Nariman Abbasov (29-4) takes on Ali Abdulkhalikov (12-2).

The final fight on the card, which is set for the Baku National Gymnastics Arena, is also in the lightweight division. Local favourite Tural Ragimov (21-9) makes his Rizin debut against Korea’s Kim Kyung Pyo (12-4) who is coming off a win at Rizin 41.

Rizin Landmark 7, Baku, November 4th
Vugar Karamov (c) vs. Chihiro Suzuki (For featherweight belt)
Tofiq Musayev vs Koji Takeda (Lightweight)
Mehman Mamedov vs Justin Scoggins (Flyweight)
Nariman Abbasov vs Ali Abdulkhalikov (Lightweight)
Tural Ragimov vs Kim Kyung Pyo (Lightweight)
Anastasiya Svetkivska vs. Farida Abdueva (Super Atomweight)
Jaures Dea vs. Ilkhom Nazimov (Featherweight)
Harel Cohen vs. Vladislav Rudnev (Lightweight)
Quentin Domingos vs. Shota Betlemidze (Heavyweight)
Hasan Mezhiev vs. Ahmed Sami (Light Heavyweight)