RIZIN CONFESSIONS #26: Ayaka Hamasaki vs. Kanna Asakura, RENA return
It has been nearly two weeks since RIZIN CONFESSIONS #25 dropped. That episode was focused entirely on Tenshin vs. Mayweather, the pre-fight of course. We also briefly got a peek behind the curtain at RISE 129, for Tenshin’s last fight ahead of the upcoming Mayweather clash at RIZIN 14.
Well, #25 is here. And similarly to the pre-fight focus seen last time around, we will get more of the same here. Except for this time, it will surround the upcoming inaugural women’s atomweight title contest between Kanna Asakura and Ayaka Hamasaki at RIZIN 14.
This includes getting a glimpse of Kanna Asakura’s training at 10th Planet San Diego with world-class fighters, and Ayaka Hamasaki working with Hiroyuki Abe to create the perfect gameplan for Kanna.
Per usual, MMASucka has you covered with all the noteworthy moments; timestamps includes. If you have just over 24 minutes to spare, sit back, turn on English subtitles and enjoy RIZIN CONFESSIONS #26!
- Kanna Asakura and Ayaka Hamasaki sign title fight bout agreement (0:00 – 0:10)
- Kanna & Hamasaki show respect, discuss upcoming fight (0:11 – 0:44)
- Japanese legend Megumi Fujii talks important of Asakura/Hamasaki (0:46 – 1:29)
- RENA gives thoughts on Hamasaki/Asakura, Kanna reacts (1:30 – 1:55)
- Kanna Asakura heads to San Diego to train, says goodbye to family (1:57 – 3:40)
- Kanna arrives at 10th Planet San Diego (3:54 – 5:10)
- Kanna Asakura spars former UFC WBW title challenger Liz Carmouche (5:15 – 6:36)
- Kanna Asakura spars Bellator WFLY Champion; Ilima Lei-MacFarlane (6:38 – 7:23)
- 10th Planet coach Manolo Hernandez on Kanna Asakura (7:38 – 8:08)
- Kanna accidentally becomes roommates with Ilima-Lei MacFarlane (8:50 – 9:15)
- Ilima-Lei MacFarlane on Ayaka Hamasaki (9:16 – 9:50)
- Megumi Fujii talks Ayaka Hamasaki (11:34 – 12:35)
- Hamasaki helping the next generation of female fighters (12:43 – 13:30)
- Hamasaki on prepping for Kanna’s wrestling (13:35 – 14:20)
- Coach Hiroyuki Abe prepping Hamasaki for Kanna (14:22 – 15:12)
- Megumi Fujii on Kanna’s evolution, Hamasaki’s motivation (15:48 – 17:10)
- Recap of RENA/Asakura 1 & 2, RENA’s desire to ‘step away’ (17:15 – 20:04)
- RENA not targetting the newly formed atomweight title (20:06 – 20:35)
- RENA reveals ONE FC tried to sign her (20:42)
- RENA’s RIZIN 14 opponent, Samantha Jean-Francois (21:18 – 21:55)