RIZIN 2017 IN YOKOHAMA - SAKURA - Thread | Page 6

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    They were just throwing around a lot of ideas that episode: A women's Super Hulk GP with that chinese Olympic Judo gold medalist the forum was talking about a few months ago and all the names that have been making the social media rounds lately (Kavaleva, that fat boxer chick etc., basically +100kg and Nakai standing in as Minowaman), a men's lightweight GP with Kitaoka, Aoki & co., and women's kinda-atomweight (RENA, Alyssa Garcia,Andy Nguyen, Miyuu etc.). They also talked a lot about the Tokoro/Kid match.

    They're gonna do a men's and a women's GP this season, but havent announced the weight class of either yet.
     
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    If Chyna didn't overdose, she'd have been included too. She would have had to ditch her yogi gimmick though --- although maybe that could have been her fighting style?
     
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    I cannot wait until the next RIZIN event.

    Gabi Garcia vs. Jazzy Alpha Female > Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson.
     
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    It seems like Herring vs Ishii is all but confirmed.
     
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    Kawajiri, Kizaemon, Ishii, Herring, King Reina, Kanna Asakura, Saori Ishioka, Tenshin, and RENA seem to be more or less confirmed with this
     
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    !!! King Reina!!
     
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    I think Saša Milinković is also on this card( CC team)....
     
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    I wonder how King Mo feels about this.
     
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    There'll be a press conference in 3 hours. No info about the contents, just that it'll be about the Yokohama event:

     
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    45 minutes until the press conference!! Watch it live on our officia FB page! Many matches to be announced! - Rizin twitter
     
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    I missed half of the announcements.. :(
     
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    Kawajiri vs Birchak
    Herring vs Ishii
    Cruickshank vs Yachi
     
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    Women's GP is probably going to be RENA's weight and she will be in it

    Satoshi Ishii vs Heath Herring
    Kawajiri vs Anthony Birchak
    King Reina vs Jazzy Alpha Female
    Yusuke Yachi vs Daron Cruickshank
    Tenshin vs Francesco Gigliotti (sp?)
    Saori Ishioka, didn't catch the opponent's name and Google Translate isn't really helping
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    Kanna Asakura vs Aleksandra Toncheva
    RENA vs TBA
     
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    Thanks. I thought Jiri would be on this card too. :(
     
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    Thanks. What about Kitaoka's opponent? Not announced yet?
     
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    I wonder who Kawajiri's original opponent was going to be, hadnt heard any rumours.
     
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    I think Ishioka's opponent might be Bestare Kicaj, not 100% though
     
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    Will be 10-11 fights on card. 7 announced today.
     
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    Does anybody have any news on Amir possibly being on this card? I know he's back in training now, remember reading that this was the event they targeted for him ?
     
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    Im looking forward to Horiguchi/Motoya, Yachi/Cruickshank and Kawajiri/Birchak. Kicaj looks horrible (at least she did a year ago):



    so I dunno about that matchup, esp. since Ishioka isnt a world beater herself.

    Also Asakura seems to be mistaken if she thinks that her opponent is "primarily a striker" like she said at the press conference, since Toncheva seems to be primarily a grappler with what looks like a freestyle background (and apparently somewhat of a local celebrity in Bulgaria). No pro fights though, 8-0 amateur:









    http://www.slavishow.com/александра-тончева-и-николай-добрудж/
     
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