MMA Fighting features Floyd Mayweather vs. Mikuru Asakura live updates for one of the best boxing fights of the year taking place Saturday night at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
The main event is expected to kick off around 1 p.m. ET on FITE TV pay-per-view. View our Results Mayweather vs. Asakura page to find out what happened on the undercard.
Floyd Mayweather will compete in his fourth boxing exhibition since setting a career record of 50-0. The last time he competed in a Rizin event, he knocked out Tenshin Nasukawa.
Mikuru Asakura is a mixed martial artist who competes in the featherweight division for Rizin. The 30-year-old has compiled a 16-3 record with one no-contest in his MMA career.
This three-round exhibition match will headline the Super Rizin event. Rizin 38 will follow the event and feature seven MMA fights.
Watch the Floyd Mayweather vs. Mikuru Asakura main event live blog below.
Next Mayweather vs. Asakura.
But first, Manny Pacquiao is gone as a special guest at ringside.
Pacquiao says Asakura visited the Philippines to train with him prior to this fight.
Mayweather is still backstage putting on his gloves and now we’re on a break.
The main event now begins, with Asakura taking the walk first.
Here comes Mayweather.
Kenny Bayless your referee for this main event.
Round 1: Asakura lunged early and Mayweather patiently walked him downstairs. He dodges out of the way of an Asakura body shot. There’s Mayweather’s jab. Asakura dives in and lands a body shot. Mayweather with a lot of head movements. Asakura jabs with his jab and throws a heavy left that blocks Mayweather. Mayweather with a body shot. Asakura throws haymakers, nothing binding. Mayweather back to the body. He hits the body again and Bayless tells Mayweather to get the shots higher. Mayweather slips into a squinting right hand in front of the bell.
Round 2: Mayweather progresses as he did in round 1. Asakura fires a jab. Mayweather with a clean right hand in the middle. Asakura head-hunting, Mayweather’s defense holds out. Another right hand lands in front of Mayweather. Maybe he’s sorting out Asakura. Body shot by Mayweather, then another. Asakura just took it in, but didn’t answer with much of his own insult. Mayweather’s hands are low, looking unconcerned about Asakura’s jab. Asakura connects with a falling right hand, you could definitely feel it. Mayweath is all smiling. He avoids an Asakura combo. Asakura complains about a low shot. Big right by Mayweather. Another right for Mayweather, but Asakura blasts him with a straight left. Mayweather lands another right at the bell and Asakura goes down. He looks hurt. The referee waves it away!