Taiju Shiratori v TAIGA added to RIZIN FF 19
RIZN has added another competitive kickboxing bout to the fight card for RIZIN FF 19 which takes place on Saturday October 12th from the Edion Arena in Osaka, Japan.
Current RISE Lightweight Champion and 2019 World GP winner Taiju Shiratori (17-5) is riding a 9-fight winning streak, most recently knocking out Muay Thai king pin Genji Umeno. His opponent for RIZIN FF 19 will be TAIGA (20-9).
TAIGA was a highly touted young talent during his highly successful K-1 days. The former K-1 Super Featherweight has struggled in the past years but is coming off of a solid win and looks to turn his career around.
After the fight was confirmed, Shiratori said ”It hasn’t been too long since I just won the RISE World GP, but I believe this is a new start and I am eager to take on new challenges. Former K-1 Champion vs current RISE Champion, this will be FUN! Look forward for some fireworks in Osaka”
TAIGA commented on the announcement by saying “I am here to take all the chances that are put in front of me. I would like to spoil Shiratori’s World GP title by beating him up. Look forward for this fight and will see you in Osaka.”
Confirmed fights for RIZIN 19
Kai Asakura vs Ulka Sasaki
Jiri Prochazka vs Fabio Maldonado
Seo Hee Ham vs Miyuu Yamamoto
Marcos de Souza vs Keita Nakamura
Rena Kubota vs Shawna Ram
Lightweight GP first round
Tofiq Musaev vs Damien Brown
Johnny Case vs Roberto de Souza
Patricky Freire vs Tatsuya Kawajiri
Luiz Gustavo vs Hiroto Uesako
Seiki Ueyama vs Taisei Umei
Taiju Shiratori vs TAIGA