Japanes promotion Rizin will have two events in the final days of 2016, starting on Thursday, December 29th with a show that will feature the quarter finals of their open-weight grand prix.
The highlight of this round of the tournament is undoubtedly a match-up between PRIDE and UFC legend Mirko Cro Cop and current Bellator star Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal, who won Rizin’s heavyweight GP at this time last year.
Another former PRIDE and UFC fighter Heath Herring is also a late addition to the quarter-finals, taking on controversial former wrestler Amir Aliakbari, while the other two bouts feature Baruto Kaito Vs Tsuyoshi Kosaka and Valentin Moldavsky vs Szymon Bajor.
The openweight grand prix will then conclude just two days later on New Years Eve.
Check out the full Rizin 3 fight card below.
Openweight Grand Prix Quarter-Final Bouts
Mirko CRO COP vs King MO
BARUTO vs Tsuyoshi KOSAKA
Amir ALIAKBARI vs Heath HERRING
Valentin MOLDAVSKY vs Szymon BAJOR
Vadim NEMKOV vs Alison VICENTE
Rin NAKAI vs Kanako MURATA
Kanna ASAKURA vs Alyssa GARCIA
Tenshin NASUKAWA vs Nikita SAPUN
Kazuyuki MIYATA vs Andy SOUWER
Yuki MOTOYA vs Allan NASCIMENTO
Tatsumitsu WADA vs Kai KARA-FRANCE
Yusuke YACHI vs Mario SISMUNDO
Satoru KITAOKA vs Daron CRUICKSHANK