01 Jan RIZIN 25 full card announced
The RIZIN 25 card is set.
On Friday, the Japanese promotion announced the lineup for its upcoming show that takes place Nov. 21 at Osaka-Jo Hall in Osaka, Japan. As previously announced, Mikuru Asakura (13-1, 1 NC) will face Yutaka Saito (18-4-2) in the main event with the winner becoming RIZIN’s inaugural featherweight champion.
Also in action is recent bantamweight title challenger and The Ultimate Fighter 24 contestant Hiromasa Ougikubo (20-5-2). He fights Pancrase standout Kenta Takizawa (11-5), who has won four of his last five fights including his RIZIN debut against Yuto Hokamura in September.
Four kickboxing bouts will also take place on next Saturday’s card, as well as a grappling demonstration featuring Roberto Satoshi Souza, Kleber Koike, Hari Sakamoto, and Misaki Akita.
North American pay-per-view broadcast information can be found on RIZIN’s official English-language site.
See the full lineup for RIZIN 25 below:
Mikuru Asakura vs. Yutaka Saito
Hiromasa Ougikubo vs. Kenta Takizawa
Ryuichiro Sumimura vs. Gota Yamashita
Tatsuki Saomoto vs. Daichi Kitakata
Grappling Demonstration feat. Roberto Satoshi Souza, Kleber Koike, Hari Sakamoto, Misaki Akita
Yojiro Uchimura vs. Kyohei Hagiwara
Taiga vs. Yuma Yamahata — kickboxing
Hidenori Ebara vs. Isami Sano — kickboxing
Kotetsu Boku vs. Rikuto Shirakawa
Jin Mandokoro vs. Syuto Sato — kickboxing
Shohei Asahara vs. Yuma Yamaguchi — kickboxing
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