Rizin 17 Weigh-in Results: All Fighters Hit Contracted Marks
By: Tristen Critchfield Jul 27, 2019
Rizin Fighting Federation’s third event of 2019 will proceed as
planned, as all fighters scheduled to compete made weight for their
17 takes place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on
Sunday and is headlined by a lightweight showdown between Yusuke
Yachi and Mikuru
Asakura. Yachi checked in at 154.1 pounds for his main event
bout, while Asakura tipped the scales at 154 pounds.
After winning his first five appearances under the Rizin banner,
Yachi has suffered back-to-back KO/TKO defeats at the hands of
Gustavo Felix dos Santos and Johnny Case.
The 29-year-old Krazy Bee representative owns a 20-8 career mark
that also includes stints in Pancrase and Shooto.
Asakura, meanwhile has won nine of his 11 career bouts and enters
the matchup on a five-fight winning streak. The 26-year-old
Tri-Force Akasaka member owns four victories within the Japanese
promotion, including a three-round verdict over dos Santos in his
most recent outing at Rizin 15.