Rizin 21 set for Shizuoka on February 22nd
Last night’s Rizin 20 represented a big end to the decade for the Japanese promotion. Fans won’t have to wait too long for the next card, which has been confirmed for Shizuoka on February 22nd.
Rizin 21 is set for the Hamamatsu Arena. It will be the first time that Nobuyuki Sakakibara’s promotion has put on a card in this 8,000 capacity venue.
The official attendance for Rizin 20 was announced as 29,325, the biggest in the promotion’s history. Afterwards Sakakibara stated that he plans to do ‘six or seven’ shows in 2019 including the traditional New Year’s Eve event.
The Rizin CEO will be hoping for some good news when the ratings for last night’s show come in. He issued a rallying call to viewers during the broadcast, urging them to encourage their friends and family to tune in.
The wins for Seo Hee Ham and Manel Kape mean that none of Rizin’s three champions are Japanese. However title rematches with Ayaka Hamasaki and Kai Asakura respectively are surely on the horizon in 2020.