Mikuru Asakura faces Satoshi Yamasu at Rizin 26
A featherweight fight has been added to the Rizin 26 card. Mikuru Asakura faces Satoshi Yamasu at Saitama Super Arena on New Year’s Eve.
Asakura (13-2-0-1) is coming off of an unsuccessful featherweight title shot at Rizin 25. His surprise loss at the hands of Yutaka Saito snapped an eight fight winning streak.
Coincidentally Yamasu (11-5) is also coming off a loss that snapped an eight fight winning streak. The promotional newcomer dropped a majority decision to Juntaro Ushiku at Deep 97.
Another featherweight matchup sees Kleber Koike Erst (25-5-1) taking on Kyle Aguon (13-9). Both men will be making their promotional debuts at Rizin 26.
Meanwhile Kazuma Kuramoto (7-1) clashes with Taiyo Nakahara (15-8) in a 63kgs catchweight bout. The card will also feature a catchweight kickboxing bout between Nakada Yoshinari and Phetmalai Phetjaroenvit which is set for 50kgs.
Meanwhile Rizin 26 will also feature a super atomweight title fight between Ayaka Hamasaki and Miyuu Yamamoto. In bantamweight action Ulka Sasaki has been matched with Kenta Takizawa while Yuki Motoya takes on Naoki Inoue.