Rizin Fighting Federation: RIZIN 28 Betting Analysis

Rizin Fighting Federation: RIZIN 28 Betting Analysis

Written by on June 11, 2021

Once you get done with the UFC on Saturday night, you might still be a little fired up after watching some great fights. If you fancy staying up a little later, then check out Rizin FF 28, which is set to begin at 1:30 AM EST on Sunday with an 8-fight main card. Let’s take a closer look at the matchups for Rizin FF 28 so you can get ready to bet against their MMA odds.

MMA Betting Preview for Rizin Fighting Federation 28

Satoshi Yamasu Vs Noah Bey

It’s experience versus youth in this Lightweight bout to get the night started. Yamasu has put together an 11-6 record, but he is coming into this one on a 2-fight losing skid. This is the first professional fight for Bey, so tough to know what to expect. I would think that experience would carry the day here, which is why I am taking Yamasu.

Shoma Shibisai Vs Tsuyoshi Sudario

The big men are up next for a Heavyweight bout that could well be over quickly. Shibisai has a respectable 6-2 record and has won each of his last 2 fights, while Sudario is a perfect 3-0 to start his pro career. Sudario has yet to go beyond Round 1, so I expect another quick win for him here.

Yutaka Saito Vs Vugar Karamov

A couple of in-form fighters are set to square off in this good looking Featherweight bout. Saito has won 4 in a row to take his career mark to 19-4-2, while Karamov is on an 11-fight win streak that puts him at 15-3 overall. Both men can flash power, but I think this one goes the distance, with Karamov getting the win.

Yuki Motoya Vs Ryo Okada

Next up is a Bantamweight bout featuring a pair of highly ranked Japanese fighters. Motoya comes in as the #3 ranked fighter in Japan, boasting a 27-9 record and 4 wins in his last 5 fights. Okada is ranked #13 and sitting at 17-4-3, going 4-0-1 in his last 5. Two very good fighters here. I like this one to go the distance, with Motoya getting the win.

Hiromasa Ougikubo Vs Takeshi Kasugai

Both of these Bantamweight fighters have been around a while and bring a ton of experience to the table. Ougikubo is 21-5-2 and has win 4 of his last 5 fights. It has been much the same story for Kasugai, who sports a career record of 26-7-1. Another fight that looks set to go all the way. I am on Ougikubo for the win.

Shintaro Ishiwatari Vs Naoki Inoue

It’s another good Bantamweight bout up next, with Ishiwatari looking to turn things around after losing 2 of his last 3 fights and falling to 26-8-4. There have been no such issues for Inoue, though, as he in on a 4-fight win streak that has taken him to 15-2. I like Inoue to win this one via submission.

Kai Asakura Vs Shooto Watanabe

The bantamweights keep coming as we head towards the main event. Asakura is 16-3, but with 2 losses in his last 5 fights, he needs a win to get back on track. Watanabe is 22-5-6 and has been in good form with wins in 4 of his last 5. This seems like a real step up for him though, which is why I am taking Asakura for the KO win.

Tofiq Musayev Vs Roberto de Souza

It’s a little odd not to have a title fight as the main event, but the winner of this one will walk away with the vacant Lightweight belt. You need to go back to 2014 to find the last time that Musayev lost a fight, while de Souza has dropped 1 of his last 3, although that has been the lone loss of his career. Musayev looks just too strong, and I think he will get the KO win.

Mikuru Asakura Vs Kleber Koike Erbst

The main event of the night is a Featherweight bout between two very good fighters. Asakura comes into this one with a 14-2 record and 4 wins in his last 5 fights. He is up against the #1 ranked Featherweight fighter in Japan. Koike Erbst is 27-5-1 and is on a 3-fight win streak, which I think he extends to 4 here.