Mikuru Asakura will lock horns with former KSW champion Kleber Koike Erbst in the Rizin Fighting Federation 28 main event on Sunday at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. Meanwhile, Tofiq Musayev meets the once-beaten Robert de Souza for the promotion’s vacant lightweight crown in the co-headliner.
Rizin Fighting Federation 28—which streams LiveNow pay-per-view at 1:30 a.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT—also features Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa in three special-rules bouts, along with four matches in the opening round of the organization’s bantamweight grand prix: Kai Asakura vs. Shuto Watanabe, Shintaro Ishiwatari vs. Naoki Inoue, Hiromasa Ougikubo vs. Takeshi Kasugai and Yuki Motoya vs. Ryo Okada.
A closer look at the Rizin 28 particulars:
THE LINEUP145: Mikuru Asakura vs. Kleber Koike Erbst
155: Tofiq Musayev vs. Roberto de Souza
135: Kai Asakura vs. Shuto Watanabe
135: Shintaro Ishiwatari vs. Naoki Inoue
135: Hiromasa Ougikubo vs. Takeshi Kasugai
135: Yuki Motoya vs. Ryo Okada
145: Yutaka Saito vs. Vugar Karamov
265: Shoma Shibisai vs. Tsuyoshi Sudario
160: Satoshi Yamasu vs. Noah Bey
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