RIZIN 20: Tenshin Nasukawa Added to NYE Card, Michael Chandler Gets New Opponent
By FCF Staff
RIZIN has announced some additions and changes to the promotion’s New Year’s Eve card, which will take place in Saitama, Japan.
Following the news that Benson Henderson will no longer fight Michael Chandler (19-5) at the event, due to injury, RIZIN’s announced that Sidney Outlaw (14-3) will battle the former Bellator champ.
Here is the updated line-up for RIZIN 20 (via MMA Fighting).
Kai Asakura vs. Manel Kape – for vacant bantamweight title
Jiri Prochazka vs. C.B. Dollaway – for light-heavyweight championship
Ayaka Hamasaki vs. Seo Hee Ham
Johnny Case vs. Tofiq Musaev [Lightweight GP semifinal]
Patricky Freire vs. Luiz Gustavo [Lightweight GP semifinal]
Yuki Motoya vs. Patrick Mix
Mikuru Asakura vs. John Macapa
Vitaly Shemetov vs. Simon Biyong
Jake Heun vs. Satoshi Ishii
Lindsey VanZandt vs. Rena Kubota
Shintaro Ishiwatari vs. Hiromasa Ogikubo
Case/Musaev vs. Freire/Gustavo [Lightweight GP final]
Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Rui Ebata — kickboxing
Taiju Shiratori vs. Taiga — kickboxing