Kouzi faces Genji Umeno at Rizin 34
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).