Tenshin Nasukawa vs three men transpires in 1 night this weekend. This will go down at Rizin 28 which emanates from the Tokyo Dome on Sunday, June 13th.
Also, Rizin Fighting Federation combatant Damien Brown is confirmed to be making his commentary debut.
The promotion has released the fight order for the upcoming Rizin 28 card overall.
Tenshin Nasukawa vs three men
Making his first appearance of the calendar year, Tenshin Nasukawa (who boasts a record of 41-0 with 30 KOs) is positioned as the co-main event feature at the historic Tokyo Dome. He takes on Koki Osaki (with an overall record of 24-5 with 1 NC and 15 KOs), HIROYA (33-17 with 20 Knockouts), and 1 mystery opponent. A combatant known simply as Mr. X, not to be confused with Mr. F, who reveals themselves during the walkout for the bout.
Osaki has a solid resume to say the least. He is the 2018 World Muay Thai Council Japan Super Flyweight Champion, 2018 J-NETWORK Super Flyweight Champion, and the 2021 Battle of Muay Thai Bantamweight Champion.
HIROYA has some strong accomplishments in his own right. He is the 2014 Krush -65Kg Champion.
Nasukawa’s last combative outing saw him notch a unanimous decision victory over RISE Eldorado 2021 Champion Shiro Matsumoto. This took place four months ago and it was a rematch from their 2019 prizefight.
The rules of this truly unique multi-man bout are as follows:
- Special standing bout
- No kicks
- Superman punch, spinning backfist allowed
- 3 minutes x 1 round per opponent
- 3 knockdowns in 1 round
- If Tenshin should suffer a stoppage, the fight is over (e.g. loss vs HIROYA, he will not face X)
Damien Brown on commentary
Rizin FF lightweight contender and 2019 Lightweight Grand Prix participant Damien Brown will be taking off the gloves and stepping towards the microphone. He is making his debut in the commentary booth alongside play-by-play stalwart Joe Ferraro on this weekend’s broadcast.
Brown enjoyed a three-fight stretch with the promotion that spanned 10-month. A tenure that saw him compile a 2-1 record and score wins over Daron Cruickshank as well as the previously unbeaten Koji Takeda. His last contest transpired against the Grand Prix Champion Tofiq Musaev, who will be taking on Roberto Souza for the organization’s inaugural lightweight title.
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