Rena Kubota will still be on the Rizin 19 card but there has been a last minute change of opponent. She will now be fighting Alexandre Alvare from Spain.

Nobuyuki Sakakibara posted on Twitter that he was forced to find a new opponent for Rena after Shawna Ram suffered a concussion during training:

Rena (8-3) will be looking to bounce back from defeat at Bellator 222. She will be odds on to do that against Alvare (0-3) who has never won an MMA fight in her life, let alone faced an opponent of the Japanese fighter’s caliber.

There will be 13 bouts on the Rizin 19 card. In the headliner reigning light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka takes on Fabio Maldonado in a catchweight contest.

The card also features the quarter finals of the Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix and a bantamweight bout pitting Kai Asakura against Ulka Sasaki.

Rizin 19, Osaka, October 12th
Jiri Prochazka vs. Fabio Maldonado (100kgs)
Kai Asakura vs. Ulka Sasaki (Bantamweight)
Seo Hee Ham vs. Miyuu Yamamoto (49kgs)
Rena Kubota vs. Alexandre Alvare (51kgs)
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Johnny Case vs. Roberto de Souza (Lightweight Grand Prix Quarter Final)
Patricky Freire vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (Lightweight Grand Prix Quarter Final)
Hiroto Uesako vs. Luiz Gustavo (Lightweight Grand Prix Quarter Final)
Tofiq Musaev vs. Damien Brown (Lightweight Grand Prix Quarter Final)
Marcos de Souza vs. Keita Nakamura (Welterweight)
Kickboxing: Taiju Shiratori vs. Taiga (Bantamweight)
Kickboxing: Shintaro Matsukura vs. Takuma Konishi (Welterweight)
Shoma Sibisai vs. Chang Hee Kim (Openweight)
Kickboxing: Seiki Ueyama vs. Taisei Umei (Flyweight)