Standout kickboxing star and RIZIN wunderkind Tenshin Nasukawa will return to action at this month’s RIZIN 15 in Yokohama, Japan.
Just days after RIZIN officials announced they’d inked Manny Pacquiao to a deal for … something, the promotion has added more action to its upcoming RIZIN 15 show. And the big news is the return of Japanese kickboxing standout Tenshin Nasukawa. The RIZIN star, who is also undefeated in MMA, was last seen being finished by Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition boxing match on New Year’s Eve at RIZIN 14. News of his return was announced by the promotion on Tuesday.
Nasukawa, of course, was out-sized, and outclassed in a sport he does not traditionally compete in against Mayweather. That will not be the case when he returns at RIZIN 15. There, he’ll face Fritz Biagtan in a kickboxing match.
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Nasukawa is undefeated at 29-0 as a kickboxer. Fritz Biagtan, hailing from the Philippines, has also dabbled in MMA (with a 4-1 record) and boxing.
That wasn’t the only bout added to the RIZIN 15 card. Also Tuesday, Japan’s Taiga was announced as meeting Thalisson Gomes Ferreira in a second kickboxing contest.
RIZIN 15 goes down in just a couple of week’s time. The event takes place April 21 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.