It’s a jam-packed MMA schedule that we have ahead of us this weekend, which includes not one, but two events from Rizin FF. We are going to turn our attention to the Trigger 3rd event, which is set to go in Japan, starting at 12 AM on Saturday morning. There are 7 bouts on the main card, which means a lot of ground to cover and Rizin FF Betting predictions to be made. Let’s break all the fights down to see if we can pick some winners.
MMA Betting Preview for Rizin FF Trigger 3rd
Shooto Watanabe Vs Takuma Sudo
We have experience versus youth going in the first fight of the night, which is a Bantamweight bout. Watanabe comes in with a 23-6 career mark, but he has been up and down of late, going 3-2 in his last 5. Sudo is just 5 fights into his pro career, but he has looked very good and has never had to go beyond Round 2 in winning all 5. A close one, but I like Sudo to edge it.
Takaki Soya Vs Nobuyoshi Nakatsuka
Next up we have a Flyweight bout and two very good fighters going head-to-head. Soya comes into this one with an 11-4-1 record and is on a run of form that has seen him win 2 in a row and 4 of the last 5. Nakatsuka has the very same record over his last 5 fights, taking his career mark to 7-3 in the process. I like Soya to get this one by KO.
Tatsuta Saika Vs Kimihiro Eto
The next pair of fighters stepping into the octagon are fighting in the Lightweight division. Saika comes into this fight with a 7-2 record, but he is looking to bounce back after losing last time out. Eto has split his last 4 fights, going 2-2 to fall to 18-6-2 overall. Another good matchup here, but I like Eto to come away with the win.
Hideki Sekine Vs Satoshi Kamiyama
This Super Heavyweight bout is a tough one to call given that we have one of the fighters heading into his first pro bout. Sekine has an 11-5 record overall and is on a 3-fight win streak after experiencing a slump. We really don’t know very much about Kamiyama at this point, which is why I need to take Sekine for the KO win.
Masanori Kanehara Vs Kazumasa Majima
We have another good one coming up, with a pair of very good Featherweights stepping into the octagon. Kanehara has been around the block, putting together a 28-14-5 record, which includes winning 3 of his last 5. Majima is in real need of a win after losing 2 in a row to fall to 14-3. I like this one to go the distance, with Majima getting the win.
Yuto Hokamura Vs Kazuma Kuramoto
The penultimate fight of the night is a Bantamweight bout featuring a pair of fighters in need of a win. Hokamura is probably the more desperate of the two, as he has lost 2 in a row and 3 of his last 4, falling to 14-11-2 in the process. Kuramoto won last time out, but he is 2-2 in his last 4 to take his record to 9-2. I like Kuramoto for the KO win.
Luiz Gustavo Vs Yusuke Yachi
The headline event of the night looks like a good one, but both of these Lightweight fighters could use a win. Gustavo is 10-2 overall, but both of his losses have come in the last 3 fights. Yachi has a ton of experience at 23-12, but he lost last time out and has 3 losses in his last 5. It’s a rough patch of form for Gustavo, but I like him to bounce back with a KO win.