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Oct 24, 2021

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Yogibo presents RIZIN.31 complete fight order

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Yutaka Saito vs. Juntaro Ushiku

画像: Yutaka Saito vs. Juntaro Ushiku

RIZIN MMA Rules 66.0kg / 145.5lb

Yutaka Saito

Strong Points
Well balanced | Technique | Ground control | Fight IQ

Juntaro Ushiku

Strong Points
Well rounded | Grappling | Scrambles | Fight IQ

RIZIN Featherweight Champion will be defending his title against current DEEP Champion Ushiku. Ushiku utilizes his Judo background and is expertly strong in the clinch and can control the fight throughout with his high fight IQ. Once he takes the pace, he never lets it go. Saito also has high fight IQ but he can also fight wild if he chooses to. Ushiku fights with a set pace while Saito can change his style during the fight. Results of this fight will determine the matchup for the NYE event so both fighters are motivated to put on a show.

Kanna Asakura vs. Saori Oshima

画像: Kanna Asakura vs. Saori Oshima

RIZIN Woman's MMA Rules 49.0kg / 108.0lb

Kanna Asakura

Strong Points
Wresting | Drive | Ground control | Grittiness

Saori Oshima

Strong Points
Clinch | Ground control | Core strength | Finish rate

Asakura makes her 15th RIZIN appearance while Oshima makes her 9th professional fight for her RIZIN debut. Asakura has been working on her striking on top of her solid wrestling background base and can fight comfortably where ever the fight goes. Oshima has a great Judo background and has many trips in the clinch and has the ability to finish the fight whenever the opportunity is presented. How will Oshima get inside of Asakura’s reach and striking, and will Asakura show her experience and superior striking skills against the Judo practitioner

Tsuyoshi Sudario vs. SAINT

画像: Tsuyoshi Sudario vs. SAINT

RIZIN MMA Rules 120.0kg / 264.6lb

Tsuyoshi Sudario

Strong Points
Physical strength | Athletism | Adoptability | Mental strength


Strong Points
Striking power | Pressure | Explosiveness

SAINT utilizes his strength and body weight to throw massive bombs at his opponent while putting constant pressure and can knock down anything he lands. Sudario needs to take on such an aggressive fighter, using what he learned from his previous loss. Sudario has traveled to the US and trained with several world class fighters and is interesting to see how he has evolved as a fighter. Both fighters press forward and won’t back down, the key to victory is to fight clever during heated exchanges and fight an MMA fight. Expect some exciting exchanges along with slick technique on the mat.

Masanori Kanehara vs. Takahiro Ashida

画像: Masanori Kanehara vs. Takahiro Ashida

RIZIN MMA Rules 66.0kg / 145.5lb

Masanori Kanehara

Strong Points
Well rounded | Grappling | Scrambles | Striking power | Experience

Takahiro Ashida

Strong Points
Striking power | Physical strength | Mentality

Kanehara has come out of retirement to join the RIZIN Featherweight division against Ashida. Both fighters possess high, well rounded skills along with high fight IQ. Kanehara coming up from Bantamweight will make him focus more on the fight rather than the weight cut while Ashida looks to leave a statement after being shelfed for over a year after a win in RIZIN. Both fighters offset their skillset if they fight normally, so the one who makes changes might be the one with the advantage.

Daichi Abe vs. Akira

画像: Daichi Abe vs. Akira

RIZIN MMA Rules 71.0kg / 156.5lb

Daichi Abe

Strong Points
Striking power | Striking | Aggressiveness | Experience


Strong Points
Striking Power | Pressure | Forward pressure | Physical

A battle between RIZIN debutants will be held by two hard hitting strikers in the Lightweight division. Abe will be coming down from Welterweight for the first time in his career while Akira is coming off of back to back knockout victories. Abe uses timing and precision with light footwork for his strikes while Akira uses weight and power as he slowly creeps up to you to throw his haymakers. How the weight cut will affect Abe will be the key to this fight. Who will come out victorious to cut in line to challenge for the Lightweight title?

Daisuke Nakamura vs. Suguru Nii

画像: Daisuke Nakamura vs. Suguru Nii

RIZIN MMA Rules 66.0kg / 145.5lb

Daisuke Nakamura

Strong Points
Experience | Grappling | U-Style Scrambles | Armbar

Suguru Nii

Strong Points
Wrestling | Physical strength | Pressure | G&P

Another fight between 2 RIZIN newcomers in the Featherweight division. Nakamura is a legendary fighter with over 50 professional fights and fought around the world. His opponent Nii has 22 professional fights and has also fought internationally. Nakamura always goes for the submission while Nakamura likes to strike despite his Judo background. Expect these 2 to be all over the ring, with lots of movement and scrambles in this fight.

Rikuto Shirakawa vs. Takuya Yamamoto

画像: Rikuto Shirakawa vs. Takuya Yamamoto

RIZIN MMA Rules 66.0kg / 145.5lb

Rikuto Shirakawa

Strong Points
Aggressive | Punching power | Pressure | Mentality

Takuya Yamamoto

Strong Points
Physical strength | Explosiveness | G&P | Pressure

Shirakawa will be making his 4th RIZIN appearance when he meets newcomer and GRACHAN 2 division champion Yamamoto. Yamamoto possesses great physical strengths and vicious G&P that can exhaust and finish opponents. Shirakawa’s striking has made significant improvement and will have the clear advantage during striking exchanged. How Shirakawa handles Yamamoto’s physical strength once they tie up will be the key to see who will take initiative in this fight.

Nadaka Yoshinari vs. Naoki Ishikawa

画像: Nadaka Yoshinari vs. Naoki Ishikawa

RIZIN Kickboxing Rules 53.5kg / 117.9lb

Nadaka Yoshinari

Strong Points
Timing | Elbows | Defense | Agility | Accuracy

Naoki Ishikawa

Strong Points
Thai clinch | Elbows | Knees | Core Strength

Yoshinari will be coming up a weight class to face the experienced and decorated Ishikawa. How will the Muay Thai ace fight against a heavier opponent, and how will Ishikawa utilize his size advantage to take on the young prospect. Both fighters have great defense and high-level striking exchanges with phenomenal technique displays are expected. Elbows will be allowed in this fight so we hope to see new exchanges with elbows and different timing.

Yusaku Nakamura vs. Yuki Ito

画像: Yusaku Nakamura vs. Yuki Ito

RIZIN MMA Rules 57.0kg / 125.7lb

Yusaku Nakamura

Strong Points
Striking Intuition | Blitz | Distance | Experience

Yuki Ito

Strong Points
Aggressive | Boxing | Left cross | Distance

36 year old Nakamura makes his 26th professional fight while 24 year old Ito marks his 11th professional fight. The fight between 2 strikers will be a banger. Nakamura utilizes his footwork to move around the ring and blitz in with heavy shots while Ito can launch heavy hands from both outside and inside. Both are solid strikers so look out for timing and precision. Expect some fast movements and an intense atmosphere between these two Flyweights.

Seiichiro Ito vs. Kunta Hashimoto

画像: Seiichiro Ito vs. Kunta Hashimoto

RIZIN MMA Rules 57.0kg / 125.7lb

Seiichiro Ito

Strong Points
Speed | Grappling | Scrambles

Kunta Hashimoto

Strong Points
Reach | Fight IQ | Well balanced

The RIZIN Yokohama regular Ito will be taking on the NEXSUS flyweight Champion Hashimoto. The active university student has been practicing MMA from a young age and is well rounded, while he likes to utilize his lankiness to keep distance. Ito has crisp striking with smooth transitions into grappling and always goes for a submission with every opportunity presented. Hashimoto likes to take his time and improve position on the ground while Ito likes to scramble and create openings. They key to the fight will be how the fight goes once it hits the ground.

Ryuya Okuwaki vs. Ryuto Oinuma

画像: Ryuya Okuwaki vs. Ryuto Oinuma

RIZIN Kickboxing Rules 51.0kg / 112.4lb

Ryuya Okuwaki

Strong Points
Body kick | Distance | Timing | Speed

Ryuto Oinuma

Strong Points
Diversity | Volume of strikes | Rythem | Kicks

Okuwaki has a traditional Muay Thai style while Oinuma has combined his background with Muay Thai and kickboxing. Distance will be key to this fight and expect Oinuma to be throwing strikes from all ranges. Okuwaki will set his pace and try to enforce his game plan.


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