All fighters made weight for Sunday’s RIZIN 16, featuring the return of Tenshin Nasukawa, and a rematch between Ayaka Hamasaki and Jinh Yu Frey.
RIZIN Fighting Federation’s second event of 2016 was set to unfold Sunday in Kobe, Japan. Once again, the promotion called on the talented youngster Tenshin Nasukawa to top the card, this time with ISKA featherweight kickboxing gold on the line. His opponent, Martin Blanco, took the fight on short notice after Ahmed Ferradji withdrew from the fight and was stripped of the title.
Also on the card, a second title fight — the RIZIN women’s super atomweight title was on the line when Ayaka Hamasaki defended against Jinh Yu Frey. The fight was a rematch from their Invicta FC battle a few years back. That ended in a doctor’s stoppage after Frey received a nasty cut.
Full weigh-in results are below! RIZIN 16 airs live on Fite.tv on Sunday, June 2.
RIZIN 16 Weigh-In Results:
Martin Blanco (56.3kg/ 124.1lb) vs. Tenshin Nasukawa (56.9kg/125.4lb) – for the ISKA featherweight world kickboxing championship
Ayaka Hamasaki (48.9kg/107.8lb) vs. Jinh Yu Frey (49.0kg/ 108.0lb) – for the RIZIN super atomweight championship
Kanna Asakura (48.8kg/ 107.6lb) vs. Miyuu Yamamoto (48.8kg/107.6lb)
Roque Martinez (114.0kg/251.3lb) vs. Jake Heun (108.9kg/240.0lb)
Yusaku Nakamura (58.7kg/129.4lb) vs. Topnoi Tiger Muay Thai (58.8kg/ 129.6lb)
Daron Cruickshank (70.5kg/155.4lb) vs. Tofiq Musayev (70.4kg/155.2lb)
Uoi Fullswing (60.6kg/133.6lb) vs. Kana Hyatt (60.9kg/ 134.2lb)
KUNITAKA (58.8kg/ 129.6lb) vs. Ryuji Horio (58.7kg/ 129.4lb)
Erson Yamamoto (60.8kg/ 134.0lb) vs. Tim Eschtruth (60.85kg/ 134.1lb)
Hiroto Yamaguchi (63.0kg/128.9lb) vs. Taiju Shiratori (62.9kg/ 138.7lb)
Takaki Soya (58.8kg/129.6lb) vs. Namiki Kawahara (58.7kg/129.4lb)
ITTO (59.8kg/131.8lb) vs. Kan Nakamura (60.0kg/132.2lb)
Seiki Ueyama (56.0kg/123.4lb) vs. (KENGO –55.5kg/122.3lb)
YUYA (68.8kg/151.7lb) vs. Tanaka “Strike” Yuki (68.7kg/151.4lb)