RIZIN has confirmed the initial rounds of bouts for its next event RIZIN 19, set for the Edion Arena in Osaka on 12 October.
As promised, RIZIN has booked Ham Seo-Hee against atomweight contender Miyuu Yamamoto. Ham made a big statement in her RIZIN debut earlier this year, with a blistering first round TKO over DEEP Jewels champion Tomo Maesawa.
Following her win, Ham (21-8) said she was eyeing RIZIN’s atomweight title, but first called for a fight against Yamamoto.
RIZIN Light Heavyweight Champion Jiri Prochazka (24-3-1) will make his first appearance after capturing the title after beating King Mo, and will be taking on Brazilian striker Fabio Maldonado (25-13).
UFC veteran Keita Nakamura (34-10-2) will be making his RIZIN debut against BJJ specialist Marcos Sauza (8-1), who is Satoshi’s big brother. CEO Sakakibara mentioned that RIZIN will be looking to build the welterweight division in a longer run.
After a loss at the Madison Square Garden in June, Rena Kubota (8-3) makes her return against Canadian striker Shawna Ram (1-0).
RIZIN 19 Confirmed fights
Jiri Prochazka vs Fabio Maldonado
Ham Seo-Hee vs Miyuu Yamamoto
Marcos de Souza vs Keita Nakamura
Rena Kubota vs Shawna Ram
Patricky Pitbull Freire
Roberto de Souza