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Mirko Cro Cop, Wanderlei Silva and more will participate in RIZIN GP

      2016/08/15

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Mirko Cro Cop, Wanderlei Silva and more will participate in RIZIN GP

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Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN held a press conference today.

They will hold openweight tournament starting Sept. 25 in Tokyo.

Former PRIDE Grand Prix champion Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva have both agreed to participate in the tournament.

The tournament will take place over the course of three dates: Sept. 25, Dec. 29 and Dec. 31. The rest of the field is expected to be announced soon.

The CEO of RIZIN is Nobuyuki Sakakibara. He is the former CEO of PRIDE.

Mirko, Silva, and Fador all came from PRIDE. They used to be icon of PRIDE. Sakakibara brings them back.

And he also bring Kazuyuki Fujita who is Japanese prowrestler and MMA fighter. Fujita used to be in NJPW and is the last student of WWE Hall of Famer Antonio Inoki. And he was the Japanese heavy weight star of PRIDE. He also joins RIZIN Open Weight Gran Prix.

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