Mikuru Asakura faces Daniel Salas at Rizin 21
The full fight card for Rizin 21 was released this afternoon. The event is set for Shizuoka on February 22nd and will be headlined by a catchweight contest pitting Mikuru Asakura against Daniel Salas.
Asakura (12-1) has won seven fights in a row and was last seen in action at Rizin 20. He has a quick turnaround and takes on Daniel Salas (16-6-1) in a fight that is set for 68kgs. ‘El Cazador’ was a member of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America Season 2.
Asakura is a YouTube star and pledged to entertain the audience,
“I know I can put on an entertaining fight regardless of my opponent, so I ask that everybody to come to Hamamatsu to watch the fights live. I’ve seen a few minutes of my opponent’s fights and I think he is very tough.”
The card at the Hamamatsu Arena features a couple of interesting bantamweight bouts. Victor Henry (19-4) faces Masanori Kanehara (27-13-5) while Naoki Inoue (12-2) has been matched with Trent Girdham (12-3).
Meanwhile ONE Championship veteran Hideki Sekine (7-3) has been matched with Roque Martinez (14-5-2) in a heavyweight fight. Vugar Keramov (14-3) is the latest fighter from Azerbaijan to sign with Rizin and he faces Pancrase veteran Kyle Aguon (13-8) in the featherweight division.