Christmas has come and gone and New Years is coming. Because of this there is a bit of MMA activity this week:

Previews

Rizin World Grand-Prix 2016: 2nd Round

Rizin Fighting Federation hosts an event at the Saitama Super Arena on December 29 broadcast on MMA Fighting:

Openweight Grand-Prix Quarter-Finals Croatia Mirko Filipović vs. United States Muhammed Lawal
Openweight Grand-Prix Quarter-Finals Estonia Baruto Kaito vs. Japan Tsuyoshi Kohsaka
Openweight Grand-Prix Quarter-Finals Iran Amir Aliakbari vs. United States Heath Herring
OpenweightGrand-Prix Quarter-Finals Russia Valentin Moldavsky vs. Poland Szymon Bajor
Female Flyweight 57 kg Japan Rin Nakai vs. Japan Kanako Murata
Flyweight 57 kg Japan Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Ukraine Nikita Sapun
Lightweight 70 kg Japan Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Netherlands Andy Souwer
Bantamweight 61 kg Japan Yuki Motoya vs. Brazil Allan Nascimento
Flyweight 58 kg Japan Tatsumitsu Wada vs. New Zealand Kai Kara France
Featherweight 66 kg Japan Yusuke Yachi vs. Philippines Mario Sismundo
Female Atomweight 48 kg Japan Kanna Asakura vs. United States Alyssa Garcia
Openweight Grand-Prix Reserve Fight Russia Vadim Nemkov vs. Brazil Alison Vicente
Lightweight 70 kg Japan Satoru Kitaoka vs. United States Daron Cruickshank

UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey

The UFC hosts an event at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on December 30th broadcast on pay-per-view:

Women’s Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Ronda Rousey
Bantamweight Dominick Cruz (c) vs. Cody Garbrandt
Bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw vs. John Lineker
Flyweight Louis Smolka vs. Ray Borg
Welterweight Johny Hendricks vs. Neil Magny
Welterweight Dong Hyun Kim vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Welterweight Mike Pyle vs. Alex Garcia
Middleweight Antônio Carlos Júnior vs. Marvin Vettori
Welterweight Tim Means vs. Alex Oliveira
Welterweight Brandon Thatch vs. Niko Price

World Series of Fighting 34: Gaethje vs. Zeferino

The World Series of Fighting is hosting an event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Dec 31 on NBCSN:

Lightweight Justin Gaethje (c) vs. João Zeferino
Welterweight Jon Fitch (c) vs. Jake Shields
Bantamweight Marlon Moraes (c) vs. Josenaldo Silva
Middleweight David Branch (c) vs. Louis Taylor
Light Heavyweight Smealinho Rama vs. Jake Heun
Featherweight Shane Kruchten vs. Jeremy Mahon
Welterweight Yushin Okami vs. Paul Bradley
Heavyweight Jared Rosholt vs. Caio Alencar

Rizin World Grand-Prix 2016: Final Round

Rizin Fighting Federation hosts an event at the Saitama Super Arena on December 31 broadcast on MMA Fighting:

Openweight Grand-Prix Final TBD vs. TBD
Featherweight 66 kg Brazil Kron Gracie vs. Japan Tatsuya Kawajiri
Bantamweight 62 kg Japan Asen Yamamoto vs. Japan Hideo Tokoro
Female Atomweight 49 kg Japan Rena Kubota vs. Poland Hanna Gujwan
Female Strawweight 53 kg Japan Miyu Yamamoto vs. United States Andy Nguyen
Flyweight 58 kg Japan Kizaemon Saiga vs. South Africa Dillin West
Female Openweight Brazil Gabi Garcia vs. Japan Yumiko Hotta
Catchweight 82 kg Japan Hayato Sakurai vs. Japan Wataru Sakata
Openweight Grand-Prix Semi-Finals TBD vs. TBD
Openweight Grand-Prix Semi-Finals TBD vs. TBD
Featherweight 66 kg United States Charles Bennett vs. Brazil Minoru Kimura