Bantamweight Grand Prix quarter-finals official
# RIZIN30 #MMA
The Rizin Fighting Federation Bantamweight Grand Prix will go ahead as planned, as all eight competitors in the category gained weight smoothly ahead of their bouts at Rizin 30.
The 135-pound quarterfinal clashes are as follows: Kai Asakura (134.2) vs. Alan Yamaniha (133.9); Naoki Inoue (134.1) vs. Yuto Hokamura (134.3); Hiromasa Ougikubo (134.1) against Takafumi Otsuka (134.3) and Yuki Motoya (134.2) against Kenta Takizawa (134.3).
The grand prize winner will likely get a date with Rizin bantamweight king Kyoji Horiguchi, who recently signed with Bellator MMA but will be allowed to retain the 135-pound belt he won with the Japanese organization.
“I wasn’t too surprised that Origuchi headed for Bellator,” said Asakura, who handed the title to the UFC veteran in a loss to Rizin 26. “My goal is to take over the world. also, so if i keep winning i will eventually meet him again.
Rizin 30 takes place Sunday at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan and is available via pay-per-view for $ 24.99
here. The card will also see reigning atomic weight champion Ayaka Hamasaki (107.5) facing Emi Fujino (107.9) in an untitled affair.
Rizin 30 weighing results:
Kai Asakura (134.2) vs. Alan Yamaniha (133.9)
Naoki Inoue (134.1) vs. Yuto Hokamura (134.3)
Hiromasa Ougikubo (134.1) vs. Takafumi Otsuka (134.3)
Yuki Motoya (134.2) vs. Kenta Takizawa (134.3)
Ayaka Hamasaki (107.5) vs. Emi Fujino (107.9)
Koji Takeda (156.1) vs. Yusuke Yachi (156.5)
Yuta Sasaki (145) vs. Yoshinori Horie (145.3)
Shinobu Ota (145.5) vs. Yuta Kubo (145.1)
Shoji Maruyama (145.1) vs. Chihiro Suzuki (145.3)