RIZIN 26: Kai Asakura – Kyoji Horiguchi 2 Among 14 Bouts Planned
By FCF Staff
RIZIN Fighting Federation will close out the 2020 year with a New Year’s Eve card, and several of the promotion’s biggest names will be competing.
In the headliner, former bantamweight champ Kyoji Horiguchi (28-3) will look to reclaim the belt from Kai Asakura (16-2), who stopped him in August, 2019.
Horiguchi has not fought since that bout, but Asakura is coming off a stoppage win over Shoji Maruyama in September.
Kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa is also expected to compete, but the fighter’s opponent has yet to be determined.
Here is the current line-up for RIZIN 26, which will be hosted by the Saitama Super Arena.
Kai Asakura vs. Kyoji Horiguchi – for bantamweight title
Tenshin Nasukawa vs. TBA – kickboxing bout
Shinobu Ota vs. Hideo Tokoro
Ayaka Hamasaki vs. Miyuu Yamamoto – for vacant women’s super atomweight title
Takanori Gomi vs. Koji Tanaka – special stand-up rules bout
Kanna Asakura vs. Ai Shimizu
Naoki Inoue vs. Yuki Motoya
Kyohei Hagiwara vs. Ren Hiramoto
Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Tsuyoshi Sudario
Ulka Sasaki vs. Kenta Takizawa
Mikuru Asakura vs. Satoshi Yamasu
Kyle Aguon vs. Kleber Koike Erbst
Kazuma Kuramoto vs. Taiyo Nakahara
Phetmalai Phetjaroenvit vs. Nadaka Yoshinari – kickboxing bout
Card via MMA Junkie