This afternoon’s Rizin 16 weigh ins went smoothly. All the fighters appear to have come in at or below the contracted weight with Tenshin Nasukawa tipping the scales at 56.9kgs and Martin Blanco weighing 56.3kgs ahead of their ISKA super featherweight title fight.
A title will also be on the line in the co-main event. Ayaka Hamasaki defends her Rizin super atomweight title against promotional newcomer Jinh Yu Frey. The former came in at 49kgs while the latter was 48.9kgs.
It won’t be the only big super atomweight fight on the card. Kanna Asakura and Miyuu Yamamoto will both be looking to establish their title credentials with the former weighing 48.8kgs and the latter tipping the scales at 48.85kgs.
American heavyweight Jake Heun was 108.9kgs meaning that Roque Martinez, who came in at 114.05kgs, will be the heavier man tomorrow. There wasn’t much to choose between Yusaku Nakamura and Topnoi TigerMuayThai with the Japanese bantamweight coming in at 58.7kgs and the Thai at 58.8kgs
Rizin 16, Kobe, June 2nd
Martin Blanco (56.3kgs) vs. Tenshin Nasukawa (56.9kgs)
Ayaka Hamasaki (48.9kgs) vs. Jinh Yu Frey (49kgs)
Kanna Asakura (48.8kgs) vs. Miyuu Yamamoto (48.85kgs)
Roque Martinez (114.05kgs) vs. Jake Heun (108.9kgs)
Yusaku Nakamura (58.7kgs) vs. Topnoi TigerMuayThai (58.8kgs)
Daron Cruickshank (70.5kgs) vs. Tofiq Musayev (70.4kgs)
Mamoru Uoi (60.60kgs) vs. Kana Hyatt (60.9kgs)
Kunitaka Fujiwara (58.8kgs) vs. Ryuji Horio (58.7kgs)
Erson Yamamoto (60.8kgs) vs. Tim Eschtruth 60.85kgs)
Hiroto Yamaguchi (63kgs) vs. Taiju Shiratori 62.9kgs)
Takaki Soya (58.85kgs) vs. Namiki Kawahara 58.75kgs)
Itto Nakatake (59.8kgs) vs. Kan Nakamura (60kgs)
Seiki Ueyama (56kgs) vs. Kengo (55.55kgs)
Yuya Shibata (68.8kgs) vs. Yuki Tanaka (68.7kgs)