If you’ve made it through the UFC and Bellator events that take up most of Saturday afternoon and evening, you might as well stay up and tune into the Rizin FF 30 event, which is set to go at 1:30 AM EST on Sunday morning. If you do, you will be treated to a huge main card that includes 9 MMA fights, as well as a kickboxing bout to get things rolling. That’s a lot of ground to cover, so we are going to focus on the top 6 fights on the main card so you can be all set to bet against the MMA odds.
MMA Betting Preview for Rizin FF 30
Koji Takeda Vs Yusuke Yachi
A Lightweight bout between a pair of fighters in very different form at the moment. Take is ranked #2 in Japan thanks to a 12-1 record and a 4-fight win streak. On the flipside, Yachi has been struggling of late and has lost 3 of his last 5 to fall to 22-11 overall. Despite the difference in form, I think this one goes the distance, with Takeda getting the nod.
Ayaka Hamasaki Vs Emi Fujino
The women step into the octagon next as they both look to continue a strong run of form. Hamasaki comes into this bout with a 22-3 record, which includes wins in each of her last 3 fights. Fujino has also won 3 in a row, but is prone to taking more losses, sitting at 25-11. This should be a good one, but I like Hamasaki to edge it.
Kai Asakura Vs Yoshihiro Yamaniha
Next up is a Bantamweight bout between a pair of very talented fighters in what looks to be an evenly matched bout. Asakura has put together an impressive 17-3 record and is quickly moving up the world rankings. Yamaniha is 18-8-4 overall and is on a vey nice 4-fight win streak. Not an easy one for Asakura, but I think he gets the KO win.
Naoki Inoue Vs Yuto Hokamura
This Bantamweight bout features a pair of fighters heading in very different directions right now. Inoue is 16-2 and on a hot streak, coming into this one with 5 straight wins to his name. Hokamura is having a tough time of late, losing 2 of his last 5 to fall to 14-9-2. I think Inoue ends this one rather quickly with a submission.
Hiromasa Ougikubo Vs Takafumi Otsuka
We have another Bantamweight fight set to go in the penultimate bout of the night, with both fighters bringing a ton of experience to the octagon. Ougikubo is 22-5-2 in his career and has won 4 of his last 5 fights. Otsuka has been busy, going 29-18-1 in his career, but he has struggled with consistency. This one goes the distance, with Ougikubo getting the win.
Yuki Motoya Vs Kenta Takizawa
The evening comes to a close with yet another Bantamweight bout. Motoya brings a ton of experience into this one, going 28-9 in his pro career and winning 4 of his last 5 fights. While not as experienced, Takizawa is still 12-7. He won last time out to bring a 2-fight losing skid to an end. I like experience in this one and am taking Motoya for the decision win.