Rena Kubota Gets New Opponent for Bout at Rizin Fighting Federation 19
Kubota will face a short-notice opponent at Rizin Fighting
According to Rizin president Nobuyuki Sakakibara, Kubota’s
original opponent, Shawna Ram,
was forced to withdraw from the event after suffering a concussion.
As a result, Alexandra
Alvare Carlos will replace Ram and square off against Kubota on
Rizin 19 takes place at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium and features a
bantamweight clash between Kai Asakura
and Ulka Sasaki as well as a light heavyweight showdown pitting
Prochazka against Fabio
Maldonado. The quarterfinals of the lightweight grand prix are
also scheduled for the card.
Spain’s Carlos is winless in three professional outings, with all
of those defeats coming by knockout or technical knockout.
Kubota, a Japanese Shoot Boxing champion, has lost three of her
last five MMA appearances after beginning her career with six
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