Scott Coker Opens Up About His Plans To Collaborate With RIZIN FF
Bellator MMA’s Scott Coker recently opened up about his plans, to work closely with the Japanese MMA promotion, RIZIN FF. ‘King Mo’ will be competing in the RIZIN 15 event, and according to Bellator’s head honcho, it is just the beginning of a long, fruitful partnership with RIZIN.
Speaking with MMA Junkie, Coker said, “I am committed to keeping martial arts in Japan strong and by sending top Bellator athletes like ‘King Mo’ to compete for RIZIN in April, we are doing just that. I enjoy collaborating with Nobuyuki Sakakibara and continuing to build upon the solid relationship he and I have had throughout the years.
“I look forward to more joint ventures between Bellator and RIZIN in the near future and wish Mo good luck in his quest to become a champion of RIZIN.”
RIZIN FF have agreed to let Mirko Cro Cop compete in Bellator MMA, where he is scheduled to rematch Roy Nelson at Bellator 216 on February 17th.
RIZIN 15 will roll out of Yokohama, Japan on April 21st, and this is how the card currently looks.
- Catchweight – 132lbs: (BW C)Kyoji Horiguchi vs Ben Nguyen
- Light heavyweight – 205lbs: (C) – Jiri Prochazka vs Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal
- Lightweight – 155lbs: Koji Takeda vs TBA
- Bantamweight – 135lbs: Kai Asakura vs Ulka Sasaki
- Catchweight – 149lbs: Mikuru Asakura vs Luiz Gustavo