Yusuke Yachi draws “Killer” Gustavo for RIZIN 12 main event

As reported a few weeks back, Bruno Carvalho has suffered an injury and will no longer fight Yusuke Yachi in the RIZIN 12 main event in two weeks time.

Finally, we have received news of who will be replacing him.

A longtime representative of the famed KRAZY BEE gym, Yusuke Yachi (20-6) has seriously began making a name for himself in the world of MMA.

He has won six-straight with four finishes. The current run includes wins over Daron Cruickshank, Takanori Gomi, Satoru Kitaoka, and Diego Nunes – a training partner of Bruno Carvalho.

After winning a championship in PXC, Yachi had a 2-1 run in Pancrase before joining RIZIN in 2016. Since then, he has fought exclusively for the Japanese juggernaut, going 5-0 in the process.

Despite no longer fighting Carvalho, the Japanese striker will still be facing a dangerous Brazilian on August 12.

Luiz Gustavo (8-0), sometimes dubbed simply; “Killer” Gustavo, is a 22-year-old out of Curitiba, Brazil.

He is a well-rounded and incredibly dangerous fighter, winning three fights by knockout and five by submission. After putting in some work at Evolução Thai, Luiz Gustavo will enter RIZIN 12 competing for the first time in 2018.

In terms of lightweights in RIZIN, they don’t get much better than Yusuke Yachi. So this will tell us alot about “Killer” Gustavo. Win, lose, or draw.


RIZIN 12 is set to go down on August 12, live from the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Nagoya, Japan. The lightweight bout between Yachi and Gustavo headlines the show.

Yusuke Yachi vs. Luiz Gustavo
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Kanako Murata vs. Angela Magana
Yuki Motoya vs. Kazuma Sone
Takiya Shota vs. Syuto Sato
Ryuki vs. Naoya
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