RIZIN 31 full card introduced that includes featherweight champion Yutaka Saito, Kanna Asakura

A featherweight title bout headlines RIZIN’s upcoming card.

The promotion introduced its full card for the RIZIN 31 occasion on Oct. 24, which takes place at PIA Arena MM in Yokohama, Japan. In the principle occasion, featherweight champion Yutaka Saito (20-4-2) goes for his first protection of his featherweight championship when he fights DEEP featherweight champion Juntaro Ushiku (19-8-1).

Two-time RIZIN Super Atomweight title challenger and 2017 Grand Prix winner Kanna Asakura (18-5) fights DEEP standout Saori Oshima (6-2) within the co-main occasion. Asakura seems to bounce again from a break up resolution loss to champion Ayaka Hamasaki, whereas Oshima seems so as to add to a three-fight win streak.

Also of be aware, former sumo competitor Tsuyoshi Sudario (3-1) fights SAINT (2-0) in a heavyweight bout, featherweight veterans Masanori Kanehara (27-14-5) and Takahiro Ashida (24-10-2) face off, and former UFC and ONE Championship Daichi Abe (9-4) makes his RIZIN debut towards Akira Okada (15-8-4).

RIZIN CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara additionally introduced that the promotion will likely be making its debut in Okinawa in November, with one other occasion deliberate for December. The Japanese group historically holds a New Year’s Eve occasion yearly.

RIZIN 31 will likely be accessible internationally with English commentary on LIVENow.

See the up to date lineup beneath:

Yutaka Saito vs. Juntaro Ushiku

Kanna Asakura vs. Saori Oshima

Tsuyoshi Sudario vs. SAINT

Yusaku Nakamura vs. Yuki Ito

Daisuke Nakamura vs. Suguru Nii

Masanori Kanehara vs. Takahiro Ashida

Daichi Abe vs. Akira Okada

Rikuto Shirakawa vs. Takuya Yamamoto

Seiichiro Ito vs Kunta Hashimoto

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