RIZIN 45 is upon us and will be broadcast live on FITE from the famous Saitama Super Arena, in Saitama, Japan. The event is scheduled to start at 12AM ET December 31, 2023. Check below for the lineup and my Quick Picks.

Kyoji Horiguchi (31-5) vs. Makoto Shinryu (16-1-1)

Pick: Makoto Shinryu ML (+185)

Juan Archuleta (29-4) vs. Kai Asakura (20-4)

Pick: Kai Asakura ML (-105)

Yuki Motoya (34-11) vs. Vince Morales (13-7)

Pick: Yuki Motoya ML (-145)

Yuta Kubo vs. Rukiya Anpo

Pick: Rukiya Anpo ML (+100)

Satoshi Yamasu (13-7) vs. Suguru Nii (16-12)

Pick: Satoshi Yamasu ML (-121)

Full Card Line Up:

Main Event

RIZIN Flyweight Championship: Kyoji Horiguchi (31-5) vs. Makoto Shinryu (16-1-1)


Main Card:

RIZIN Bantamweight Championship: Juan Archuleta (29-4) vs. Kai Asakura (20-4)
Featherweight: Kleber Koike (31-7-1) vs. Yutaka Saito (21-7-2)
Featherweight: Ren Hiramoto (2-3) vs. YA-MAN (0-0)

Intermission:
Super Atomweight: Seika Izawa (11-0) vs. Miyuu Yamamoto (6-7)
Heavyweight: Tsuyoshi Sudario (8-2) vs. Mikio Ueda (2-1)
Flyweight: Hiromasa Ougikubo (25-8-2) vs. John Dodson (24-13)
Bantamweight: Yuki Motoya (34-11) vs. Vince Morales (13-7)
Bantamweight: Shinobu Ota (4-3) vs. Ryusei Ashizawa (0-0)

Intermission:
Featherweight: Kota Miura (2-0) vs. Kouzi (0-0)
Welterweight: Igor Tanabe (4-0) vs. Shinsho Anzai (9-5)
Flyweight: Jo Arai (16-9-2) vs. Hiroya (8-12-1)
Lightweight Kickboxing: Yuta Kubo vs. Rukiya Anpo

Opening Ceremony:

Featherweight: Satoshi Yamasu (13-7) vs. Suguru Nii (16-12)
Bantamweight Kickboxing: Tatsuki Shinotsuka vs. Daichi Tomizawa
Catchweight 119 lbs: Ryujin Nasukawa (0-0) vs. Shin Jung-min (0-0)
Bantamweight: Yushi (3-1) vs. Jo Hiramoto (0-0)

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