Yogibo presents RIZIN.24 追加対戦カード
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The upcoming Rizin 24 card has gained two intriguing matchups.
Rizin Fighting Federation announced Tuesday that Kai Asakura is fighting Shoji Maruyama in a bantamweight non-title match and Rena Kubota is clashing with Emi Tomimatsu in a women’s strawweight showdown.
Asakura (15-2) made a name for himself after scoring a highlight-reel first-round KO victory against former Rizin and Bellator MMA 135-pound champion Kyoji Horiguchi in their non-title encounter that went down at Rizin 18.
Rizin newcomer Maruyama (16-12-1) is 1-2 in his latest appearances, losing to both Koichi Ishizuka and Takeya Mizugaki via KO and decision, respectively. However he managed to bounce back on track after scoring a third-round TKO of Makoto Kamaya.
Former Shoot Boxing women's flyweight champion Rena (10-3) has recently earned a third-round TKO victory over Lindsey VanZandt at Rizin 20. The two fighters have already locked horns once, as VanZandt rendered the Japanese opponent unconscious thanks to a rear-naked choke at Bellator 222.
Tomimatsu (15-16) will make her Rizin debut.
Rizin 24 will go down at the famed Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Sept. 27. The main event will feature a kickboxing clash between Tenshin Nasukawa and Koji Tanaka.