Fight order, start time for Rizin 19 confirmed
There will be 13 bouts on the Rizin 19 card. The full fight order and start time was confirmed by the promotion with the event getting underway at 2pm local time.
After the Lightweight Grand Prix quarter finals have finished there will be an intermission and the draw for the last four of the tournament will be made.
The card gets underway with a flyweight kickboxing bout between Seiki Ueyama and Taisei Umei. This will be one of five bouts to be held before the Grand Prix quarter finals.
After the intermission there are four fights. Catchweight contests pit Seo Hee Ham against Miyuu Yamamoto and Rena Kubota with Shawna Ram but elbows won’t be allowed in the former fight.
Then at the business end of the card there is a bantamweight bout pitting Kai Asakura against Ulka Sasaki. In the headliner reigning light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka takes on Fabio Maldonado in a catchweight contest.
It looks set to be a long afternoon and evening of fights at the Edion Arena in Osaka. But the results could go a long way towards determining the matchups for Rizin’s marquee December 31st card.