Six fights have been added to the Rizin 34 card including a kickboxing bout between Kouzi and Genji Umeno. The event is set forthe Maruzen Intec Arena in Osaka on March 20th.
Kouzi has had mixed fortunes since leaving K-1 to fight for Rizin. He has lost three out of his five fights, and a bout with Umeno last year ended in a no contest.
Umeno’s only fight for the promotion came at Rizin 29 and ended prematurely when his nose was broken by Kouzi after an accidental clash of heads. He comes from a Muay Thai background and is a former Rajadamnern champion.
Also added to the card this week was a catchweight contest pitting Daisuke Nakamura (32-20-1) against Sora Yamamoto (13-6-2). The former turns 42 this year but has won his last two while the latter is coming off a win at Rizin Trigger 2nd last month.
As previously announced the card at will be headlined by a featherweight fight between Kyohei Hagiwara and Satoshi Yamasu. In the bantamweight division Alan Yamaniha (18-9-4) has been matched with Motonobu Tezuka (34-13-6).
At welterweight two UFC veterans will face off when Kiichi Kunimoto (20-9-2) takes on Daichi Abe (9-5). At flyweight Daichi Kitakata (19-10-1) takes on Yutaro Muramoto (8-5-2).
Rizin 34, Osaka, March 20th
Satoshi Yamasu vs. Kyohei Hagiwara (Featherweight)
Alan Yamaniha vs. Motonubu Tezuka (Bantamweight)
Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Daichi Abe (Welterweight)
Daichi Kitakata vs. Yutaro Muramoto (Flyweight)
Kickboxing: Masaya Jaki vs. Kouta (Lightweight)
Kickboxing: Yuya vs. Yosuke Yamato (Lightweight)
Kickboxing: Yuuki Kasahara vs. Motoki (Bantamweight)
Kickboxing: Taiga vs. Ryo Takahashi (Bantamweight)
Ryuki Kaneda vs Ayumu Yamamoto (Catchweight)
Ryuya Fukuda vs Masayuki Watanabe (Catchweight)
Tatsuki Saomoto vs Yuto Uda (Flyweight)
Akira Okada vs Juri Ohara (Lightweight)
Sora Yamamoto vs Daisuke Nakamura (Catchweight)
Kickboxing: Kouzi vs Genji Umeno (Bantamweight)