Japan’s RIZIN Fighting Federation returns to action this Sunday with RIZIN 27, and on Saturday, all fighters weighed in for the promotion’s first event of 2021.
In the main event, current super atomweight champion Ayaka Hamaski, a former Invicta FC atomweight champion, will make the first title defence of her current reign against Kanna Asakura. Though just 23-years old, Asakura enters the fight with over 20 pro MMA bouts on her record. Currently on a four-fight win streak, Asakura will be looking for revenge, as she previously lost to Hamasaki in the inaugural super atomweight title fight in RIZIN.
That title fight is now official. One fighter, however, missed weight for Sunday’s affair. Riki Sakurai missed the 64kg limit for his kickboxing bout with Riku Yoshida. He will start the fight with a red card, and be ineligible to win the match.
RIZIN 27 goes down Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. An English stream of the event will be broadcast live via Live Now.
RIZIN 27 Weigh-In Results
Ayaka Hamasaki (c) (48.75kg) vs. Kanna Asakura (48.65kg) – for the RIZIN women’s super atomweight championship
Satoshi Souza (70.75kg) vs. Kazuki Tokudome (70.95kg)
Koji Takeda (70.80kg) vs. Takasuke Kume (71.00kg)
Kleber Koike (65.85kg) vs. Kazumasa Majima (66.00kg)
Sudario (115.40kg) vs. Kazushi Miyamoto (112.35kg)
Taiga (61.00kg) vs. Kanta Motoyama (60.95kg) – kickboxing
Tetsuya Seki (65.95kg) vs. Yoshinori Horie (66.00kg)
Kazuma Sone (60.95kg) vs. Hiroki “Shian” Yamashita (60.85kg)
Shooto Watanabe (60.55kg) vs. Takumi Tamaru (61.00kg)
Yutaro Muramoto (56.95kg) vs. Seigo Yamamoto (56.60kg)
Syuto Sato (53.00kg) vs. Masayoshi Kunimoto (52.85kg) – kickboxing
Riki Sakurai (65.95)* vs. Riku Yoshida (63.70kg) – kickboxing
Ryota Naito (54.90kg) vs. HIROKI (54.90kg) – kickboxing
Kohei Sugiyama (56.85kg) vs. Yuki Ito (56.50kg)
* Riki Sakurai missed weight. The fight will begin with Sakurai given a red card at the beginning (-2 points). If Sakurai wins, the bout will be determined a no contest. If Yoshida wins the fight will be official