The kickboxing phenom is back! 20-year-old Tenshin Nasukawa returns against a familiar face at RISE 129.
Yesterday at a press conference in Japan, RISE announced a good amount of fights for their 129th installment on November 17. And among them was a highly-anticipated rematch between Tenshin Nasukawa and Taiki Naito.
In what will be his second fight since turning 20-years-old in August, Tenshin Nasukawa returns to the ring hot off a fantastic fight and victory over MMA star Kyoji Horiguchi at RIZIN 13. Now 27-0, he returns to RISE following a very close decision win against Rodtang earlier this summer.
Almost as impressive as Tenshin, the 22-year-old Taiki Naito enters the ring once again after most recently putting on a leg kick master-class vs. Hannya Hashimoto at RIZIN 12. Prior to this, the former Shoot Boxing Champion won the one-night RISE DoA 2017 -57kg Tournament.
Back in 2015, an 18-year-old Naito competed in the finals of the -55kg BLADE FC JAPAN CUP TOURNAMENT against a 16-year-old Tenshin Nasukawa. In what was his ninth pro fight, Nasukawa defeated Naito via headkick KO to win the championship.
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RISE 129 will also feature Rodtang vs. Yuuki, Suakim vs. Capllonch, “Black Panther” Beinoa vs. Watabe Daiki, as well as the likes of HIROYA and Tenshin’s sister; Riri Nasukawa.