Brett McDermott replaces Mark Godbeer to compete in Rizin FF NYE Tournament


The Rizin Fighting Federation heavyweight tournament bracket is now complete as BAMMA’s Brett McDermott has gotten the call to face Muhammed Lawal. The news was announced by Rizin in a press release.

The event takes place on Dec. 29 and 31 at Saitama Super Arena near Tokyo. The winner of the two-day tournament will receive a $300,000 grand prize.

McDermott (5-2 MMA) is coming off a dominant TKO win over Pelu Adetola at BAMMA 23: Night of Champions in Novemeber.

With the addition, the Rizin FF 1 now looks like this

Shinya Aoki vs. Kazushi Sakuraba
Vadim Nemkov vs. Goran Reljic
Satoshi Ishii vs. Jiri Prochazka
Teodoras Aukstuolis vs. Bruno Cappelozza
Muhammed Lawal vs. Brett McDermott
Valentin Molfovsky vs. Yuta Uchida
A.J. Matthews vs. Anatoly Tokov
Nam Jin Jo vs. Yuki Motoya
Tsuyoshi Kohsaka vs. James Thompson

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