Tenshin, Hamasaki, Asakuras look set for Rizin 16
Rizin 16 is set for Kobe World Hall on June 2nd and the promotion is going to roll out one of its biggest names. That’s if the promo video released today is to be believed.
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This will be the fourth Rizin card in a row that Tenshin has fought on, which underlines his importance to the Japanese promotion.
Kai Asakura (12-1) was initially scheduled to fight at Rizin 15. However both Ulka Sasaki and Justin Scoggins pulled out with an injury, causing this bout to be cancelled at the last minute.
He looks set to fight at Rizin 16 along with namesake Kanna Asakura (14-3). Hamasaki (17-2) is the fourth fighter in the video meaning that a rematch between these two ladies could well be in the works.
Hamasaki and Asakura went head to head at Rizin 14 with the inaugural atomweight title on the line. The former emerged victorious, securing an armbar late in the second round.