Melbourne based promotion Hex Fight Series has joined forces with Japanese MMA organisation Rizin Fighting Federation.
The deal will reportedly open up opportunities for Hex FS fighters to compete under the Rizin FF banner and vice versa.
The Aussie promotion joins a host of Rizin FF affiliated organisations from around the world including Bellator MMA, Pancrase, BAMMA and KSW.
Headed by the former Pride Fighting Championship president Nobuyuki Sakakibara, Rizin FF has held three events since December last year. The promotion has showcased the likes of Shinya Aoki, King Mo and Fedor Emelianenko in that time and recently announced the signing of former UFC fighters Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Wanderlei Silva.
Hex Fight Series held their sixth event in June and since 2014 have featured fighters like Brian Ebersole, Steve Kennedy, JJ Ambrose, Francisco Trevino and Gustavo Falciroli.