Kenta Hayashi will be putting his lightweight title in the line at K-1 World Grand Prix Japan 2020. The 26 year old will be facing Gonnapar Weerasakreck in a rematch on December 13th.

Kenta and Gonnapar first met in 2017 at a Krush event. The Thai fighter won by knockout, finishing the fight in the first round.

Kenta would go on to win the 2018 K-1 <62.5kgs tournament. The following year he beat Koya Urabe at K’Festa 2 to become the promotion’s lightweight champion.

Gonnapar is the reigning Krush <63kgs champion. He comes into this title fight on the back of a three fight winning streak.

In total there are four fights on the card which is set for Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. There are two super featherweight fights with Yuta Murakoshi facing off against Naoki Yamamoto and Kotaro Shimano matched with Ryusei Ashizawa.

In the lightweight division Taio Asahisa will take on Hikaru Hasumi. This will be the promotion’s first event in this venue since March when K-1 was criticized after allowing a live audience to attend at the start of the Covid-19 crisis.

K-1 World Grand Prix Japan 2020, Tokyo, December 13th
Kenta Hayashi (c) vs. Gonnapar Weerasakreck (For lightweight title)
Yuta Murakoshi vs. Naoki Yamamoto (Super featherweight)
Taio Asahisa vs. Hikaru Hasumi (Lightweight)
Kotaro Shimano vs. Ryusei Ashizawa (Super featherweight)