Match.12 - 61.0kg / 134.8lb
Kai Asakura：60.85kg / 134.2lb
Ulka Sasaki：60.80kg / 134.0lb
LIVE streaming tomorrow on @FiteTV https://t.co/Pe0JHhd9uX pic.twitter.com/w74WCQG7Jg — RIZIN FF English (@rizin_English) October 11, 2019
Rizin Fighting Federation is back on Saturday in Osaka, Japan, for the opening round of the lightweight grand prix.
The main event of the card sees Kai Asakura (134.2) vs. Yuta Sasaki (134) at bantamweight. Asakura picked up the biggest win of his career in August when he knocked out Rizin bantamweight king Kyoji Horiguchi in a non-title fight. His opponent Sasaki dropped his last fight, suffering the first loss by north-south choke in Rizin history to Shintaro Ishiwatari in July. In the co-headliner, Rizin light heavyweight champ Jiri Prochazka (215.8) takes on former Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Fabio Maldonado (220.1) in a 100kg (220.4-pound) catchweight contest. Prochazka won the belt by exacting revenge on Muhammed Lawal in a rematch of their 2015 battle, while Maldonado last knocked out Thiago Silva Batista in December.
Rizin 19 airs live on Fite.TV on Saturday at 1 a.m. ET/10 p.m. PT. The card also features a de facto atomweight title eliminator between Miyuu Yamamoto (107.9) and former UFC strawweight Seo Hee Ham (107.9), while Rena Kubota (111.8) welcomes Alexandra Alvare Carlos (109.8) to the Rizin ring in a 112-pound catchweight affair.
Rizin 19 Weigh-in Results:Kai Asakura (134.2) vs. Yuta Sasaki (134)
Jiri Prochazka (215.8) vs. Fabio Maldonado (220.1)
Miyuu Yamamoto (107.9) vs. Seo Hee Ham (107.9)
Rena Kubota (111.8) vs. Alexandra Alvare Carlos (109.8)
Johnny Case (156.4) vs. Roberto de Souza (155.9)
Patricky Freire (156.3) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (156.3)
Luiz Gustavo Felix dos Santos (155.5) vs. Hiroto Uesako (156.1)
Tofiq Musayev (155.6) vs. Damien Brown (155.9)
Keita Nakamura (169.6) vs. Marcos Yoshio Souza (169.5)
Shoma Shibisai (236.8) vs. Chang Hee Kim (359.9)