Justin Scoggins replaces Ulka Sasaki, faces Kai Asakura at Rizin 15
Scoggins (11-6) was submitted with a leg scissors choke by Yuki Motoya at Rizin 14. It was a fourth straight loss for the American who was also submitted by Sasaki during this period.
He has been handed another matchup with a top ranked Japanese bantamweight. Asakura (12-1) avenged the only loss of his career at Rizin Heisei’s Last Yarennoka! on New Year’s Eve.
Two female flyweight fights were announced today with Kana Watanabe (6-0-1) facing Justyna Haba (1-0) and Shinju Nozawa Auclair (2-1) taking on Saray Orozco (3-2). Meanwhile Karl Albrektsson (8-2) goes up against Christiano Frohlich (10-4) in the light heavyweight division.
As previously announced Kyoji Horiguchi will face Ben Nguyen in a non title match at Rizin 15 while Muhammed Lawal challenges Jiří Procházka for the inaugural light heavyweight belt.