Tenshin faces Takanori Gomi at Rizin 33
Tenshin will finally fight Takeru in June. But before that he is in action at Rizin 33 on New Year’s Eve and today it was announced that retired MMA star Takanori Gomi will be his opponent.
The fight was announced earlier today:
Additional fight announcement for RIZIN.33
— RIZIN FF English (@rizin_English) December 25, 2021
The two will face off under ‘special standing rules. Tenshin is widely regarded as being one of the best kickboxers on the planet while Gomi made his name competing for Pride at the start of the century.
As previously announced Japanese based Brazilian Roberto de Souza will defend his lightweight title against Yusuke Yachi at Rizin 33. The card will consist exclusively of local fighters due to ongoing travel restrictions.
A catchweight contest between Rena Kubota and Si Woo Park is also on the card. The two will face off at 50kgs, slightly above the super atomweight limit.