Yutaka Saito faces Juntaro Ushiku in featherweight title fight at Rizin 31
With travel restrictions still in place we have seen a lot of all Japanese title fights this year. There will be another one on October 24th as Yutaka Saito defends his featherweight strap against Juntaro Ushiku at Rizin 31.
Ushiku (19-8-1) will be making his promotional debut. He is the reigning Deep featherweight champion and has won seven of his last eight fights.
In the heavyweight division former sumo wrestling star Tsuyoshi Sudario (3-1) has been matched with Saint (2-0). The American has two wins for Deep but his real name remain a mystery.
Rizin 31 is set for the PIA Arena in Yokohama. As previously announced the event will feature a super atomweight fight between Kanna Asakura and Saori Oshima.
The event will also feature two flyweight fights, a division Rizin has traditionally shown little interest in. Yusaku Nakamura faces Yuki Ito while Seiichiro Ito takes on Kunta Hashimoto.
In the bantamweight division Masanori Kanehara takes on Takahiro Ashida. At featherweight Daisuke Nakamura faces Suguru Nii.