Initially slated to face former ROAD FC flyweight champion Nam Jin Jo, Yuki Motoya will now fight former Titan FC title challenger Felipe Efrain on December 29.
The new fight was announced at a press conference held by Rizin FF in Japan on Monday.
Motoya (15-4) is the current DEEP flyweight champion and is currently riding a seven-fight win streak. His last loss came in late-2013 when he was defeated by Tatsumitsu Wada via decision. Motoya submitted him almost exactly one year later.
22-year-old Brazilian Felipe Efrain (9-2) fights out of a Chute Boxe affiliate and is coming off a loss to Tim Elliot at Titan FC 35 in a championship bout. In August of 2014, Efrain won the X-Fight MMA flyweight title. He has yet to defend it, or even fight for the promotion since.
This bout will take place on December 29 at RIZIN 1 in Japan.