Ahead of the RIZIN bantamweight grand prix, Ian McCall and Manel Kape got into a brief scuffle at the weigh-ins. Kape slapped McCall in the back of the head as they faced the crowed following their staredown. McCall retaliated with a punch to the face, followed by Kape missing his punches. Officials were quick to separate the two.
McCall and Kape will meet in the quarterfinals of the tournament on Friday, the first day of Rizin’s two-day, year-end event at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.