[RIZIN] Top Noi gets a replacement for RIZIN 11: Shootist Onibozu

Top Noi to face Onibozu at RIZIN 11. Photo: David Ash.

RIZIN FF announced today a replacement opponent for Top Noi has been found for RIZIN 11 on 29 July. Tadaaki Yamamoto “Onibozu” will replace injured Kai Asakura in the 59kg Special Rules MMA match.

After going 5-1 in regional Thailand leagues in his MMA career, Muay Thai champion “Top Noi” Thanongsaklek signed to RIZIN to make his international debut on the 29 July card at the Saitama Super Arena.

Karate standout Kai Asakura was set to be his opponent and the match garnered a high level of interest. Both fighters are extremely exciting strikers.

After announcing that Asakura had injured his knee in training, RIZIN sought a replacement and put “Onibozu” into the match. Yamamoto is 15-10-3 and fights out of massive Shooto team Gonz Gym. With almost a decade of MMA under his belt, he was a Tenkachi flyweight champ, the 2016 Infiniti League bantamweight winner and challenged for the Shooto flyweight title recently.

Expect unpredictable mayhem.