Rizin 27 postponed, set for Nagoya on March 21st
Rizin 27 has a new date and a new venue. The show had originally been scheduled for the Tokyo Dome on March 14th but will now be taking place at Nagoya Gaishi Hall on March 21st.
The audience will be limited to 5,000 people due to Covid-19 regulations. There will be more information about the fight card released next week but Nobuyuki Sakakibara did elaborate on some of his plans for 2021.
He hopes to hold a Rizin card outside of Japan for the first time, however the Rizin CEO acknowledged that he would need to wait until the current pandemic had subsided. Sakakibara also revealed that he plans to put on seven events a year, as well as some shows that will take place in a studio without a live audience.
Rizin’s plans for 2021 include a featherweight Grand Prix. Sakakibara says that he is still working on putting together the eagerly anticipated kickboxing bout between Tenshin Nasukawa and Takeru but wouldn’t put a timescale on this.