Fedor Emelianenko clocked in at 236 pounds. Gabi Garcia and Lei'd Tapa in the women's super heavyweight fight were more than 200 pounds. This will be the second Rizin show of the week, which takes place on New Year's Eve at the Saitama Super Arena.
The show will air on Thursday morning at both 10 a.m. Eastern and Pacific time on Spike. Not all of the matches will air on Spike, and some matches from the Tuesday event will be on Spike.
The show is a mix of celebrity fights and names from the past with the attempt to draw mainstream viewers in Japan into MMA with unique personalities. While Emelianenko is who the show is built around in the U.S., in Japan the most interest revolves around the debut of former sumo star Baruto, the woman's fight that includes former TNA wrestler Lei'd Tapa, the Bob Sapp vs Akebono fight and the Yamamoto wrestling family vs. Gracie Jiu Jitsu next generation battle with Asen Yamamoto, a teenage champion wrestler whose grandfather was an Olympic wrestler, whose mother was a world champion wrestler and whose uncle is Kid Yamamoto, facing Kron Gracie, the grandson of Helio Gracie and son of Rickson Gracie.
The show features five pro wrestlers in Akebono, Sapp, Tapa, Yuichiro Nagashima (the famed cross-dressing kickboxer) and Lawal.
Rena Kubota (112) vs. Jlena Valentino (112)
King Mo Lawal (214) vs. Teodoras Aukstuolis (216) in the semifinals of
the heavyweight tournament
Jiro Prochazka (211.5) vs. Vadim Nemkov (219.5) in the semifinals of the
Brennan Ward of Bellator (178) vs. Ken Hasegawa (178.5)
Takeru (125.5) vs. Yang Ming (125.5) in a K-1 rules match
Soo Chu Kim (134.5) vs. Maike Linhares (134.5)
Gabi Garcia (216) vs. Lei'd Tapa (201) in a women's fight
Kron Gracie (144.5) vs. Asen Yamamoto (144.5)
Akebono (419) vs. Bob Sapp (330.5) in a shoot boxing rules match
Andy Souwer (159) vs. Yuichiro Nagashima (158)
Peter Aerts (didn't weigh in) vs. Baruto (403.5)
Fedor Emelianenko (236) vs. Jaideep Singh (233)
Finals of heavyweight tournament