It’s a great weekend to be an MMA fan, as there are a ton of different events to watch and wager on over the next few days. If you are going to be up late watching the end of the UFC event, then you may as well click on over to the Rizin FF 27 event, which you can catch on PPV. This one will be held in Japan and will start after the clock strikes midnight, running into the wee hours of Sunday morning. It’s a big main card that also features several kickboxing bouts, but we are going to focus on the final 5 fights of the night for put predictions. Let’s get right to it so you can place your bets against their MMA odds.
Rizin Fighting Federation 27 Betting Analysis
Tsuyoshi Sudario Vs Kazushi Miyamoto
The first fight we are covering at this event is a Heavyweight bout between a pair of fighters who do not have a ton of experience. This will be the first ever pro fight for Miyamoto, while Sudario seems like a veteran of the octagon in comparison. He has had a pair of fights under the Rizin FF banner and won both of them with comfortable opening round takedowns. Picking somewhat blind here, but I believe that Sudario will keep his winning streak alive.
Kleber Koike Erbst Vs Kazumasa Majima
We have a whole lot more to go on with this Featherweight bout, as both fighters have established themselves in the pro ranks. Erbst is a very respectable 26-5-1 and is on a run that has seen him win 4 of his last 5 fights, with his last 3 wins coming in the opening round. Majima was on an impressive 11-win streak before losing his last time out. This is another tough bout for him, which is why I am siding with Erbst to win by submission.
Koji Takeda Vs Takasuke Kume
Next up is a Lightweight bout between a pair of fighters with a bit of an age differential. At 25 years of age, Takeda is 10 years the junior of his opponent, but he is putting together a nice pro record, going 11-1 and coming into this one on a 3-fight winning run. Kume has been around a while and is coming into this bout with a 24-6-3 record, as well as a 3-fight win streak. I like youth to win here, with Takeda getting it by decision.
Roberto de Souza Vs Kazuki Tokudome
This Lightweight bout serves as the co-main event and looks like it might be a good one. De Souza started his pro career with 9 straight wins before finally taking his first loss. He bounced back from that, though, with a win his last time out. Tokudome is 20-10-1 and finding his way back after losing back-to-back fights. He is on a modest 2-fight win streak at the moment. I have that run ending, though, as I like de Souza to finish this one early.
Ayaka Hamasaki Vs Kanna Asakura
The headline event of the night is a Atomweight title fight that has Hamasaki trying to defend her belt. Hamasaki is 21-3 and has now won 7 of her last 8 fights, with the majority of those victories coming in the early rounds. Asakura is 18-4 in her pro career and is on a very nice run of form, as she has now won each of her last 4 fights. This is one that I think might go the distance, but I am on the champ to retain her title.