Yojiro Uchimura injured, Koya Kanda steps in to fight Tetsuya Seki at Rizin 22
There has been a last minute change to the Rizin 22 card. Yojiro Uchimura is injured, and Koya Kanda will replace him to face Tetsuya Seki in Yokohama on Sunday.
The promotion broke the news on Twitter today:
Due to Uchimura’s injury, Koya Kanda has stepped in to fill the spot to face Tetsuya Seki. Kanda has a huge reach advantage and likes to throw precise strikes from outside. Seki likes to blitz in and throw big shots so the reach difference may not effect his style. pic.twitter.com/0KGoz5Vyhv
— RIZIN FF English (@rizin_English) August 3, 2020
This fight features two in form featherweights who are both making their Rizin debut. Seki (12-6-1) has won eight out of his last nine bouts and is the Zst 145lbs champion.
Kanda (5-2) has won his last three fights. His most recent victory came at Deep 94 when he scored a decision win over Raiki Endo.
Other fights confirmed for Sunday include a lightweight matchup pitting Yusuke Yachi against Roberto de Souza and a bantamweight bout between Erson Yamamoto and Kenji Kato
Rizin 23 is set for the same venue on the following day.