Kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa will once again be a part of RIZIN’s year-end festivities.
The promotion announced this past week that Nasukawa will face Rui Ebata in a -56 kg kickboxing bout at RIZIN 20 on Dec. 31 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
A -62 kg kickboxing bout between Taiju Shiratori and Taiga has also been added to the card.
Nasukawa, 21, is unbeaten in kickboxing (35-0) and MMA (4-0) and is one of Japan’s most popular combat sports stars. Last December, he faced boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in a three-round exhibition boxing match that ended in the first when the five-division champion overwhelmed Nasukawa en route to a corner stoppage.
Following that, Nasukawa has gone 5-0 in kickboxing bouts in 2019 so far.
See the updated lineup for RIZIN 20 below:
Kai Asakura vs. Manel Kape
Jiri Prochazka vs. C.B. Dollaway
Ayaka Hamasaki vs. Seo Hee Ham
Johnny Case vs. Tofiq Musaev [Lightweight GP semifinal]
Patricky Freire vs. Luiz Gustavo [Lightweight GP semifinal]
Yuki Motoya vs. Patrick Mix
Mikuru Asakura vs. John Macapa
Vitaly Shemetov vs. Simon Biyong
Jake Heun vs. Satoshi Ishii
Lindsey VanZandt vs. Rena Kubota
Shintaro Ishiwatari vs. Hiromasa Ogikubo
Case/Musaev vs. Freire/Gustavo [Lightweight GP final]
Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Rui Ebata — kickboxing
Taiju Shiratori vs. Taiga — kickboxing