Tenshin Nasukawa faces Martin Blanco at Rizin 16
The promotion announced the bout via Twitter:
— RIZIN FF OFFICIAL (@rizin_PR) May 27, 2019
Tenshin had initially been scheduled to face Ahmed Ferradji in Kobe on June 2nd. However the French fighter has been removed from the card for reasons which remain unclear and in his place steps Blanco.
The little known Argentinian is a veteran of 43 fights and has won a handful of national kickboxing titles. Blanco will be moving up in weight for this match, having spent most of his career competing at 54kgs.
The event will be headlined by a super atomweight title between Ayaka Hamasaki and Jinh Yu Frey. Meanwhile two of Japan’s top female fighters will also go head to head when Kanna Asakura takes on Miyuu Yamamoto in a catchweight contest.