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New matches set for the upcoming Rizin events

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At today’s press conference Rizin FF CEO, Nobuyuki Sakakibara announced the next matches set for the upcoming Trigger 2 and Landmark 2 events scheduled for February 23rd and March 6th respectfully. 

Rizin Trigger 2 will take place inside the Ecopa Arena in Fukuroi and will be headlined by Kleber Koike Erbst and Ulka Sasaki’s featherweight fight. Sakakibara announced the rest of the card with a lightweight clash between Akira Okada and Takumi Suzuki.

Okada has a 16 – 8 – 4 MMA record and is riding a three-fight winning streak with his latest win being a submission over fellow Pancrase alumni, Daich Abe at Rizin 31. This series of wins serves as his bounce back to the winning column after suffering four defeats in a row. 

Suzuki stacked up a 10 – 6 record and is a Pancrase Neo Blood tournament winner in the bantamweight division back in 2016. A Deep veteran who secured his spot in the Rizin thanks to a two-fight winning streak.  

Rizin Landmark 2 is set for March 6th in a venue to be announced in the near future. As for today, there are only three fights set, including a featherweight bout with Ren Hiramoto taking on Chihiro Suzuki.

Hiramoto is a K-1 and Krush veteran who sports 11 – 4 professional kickboxing record. He made his MMA debut at Rizin 26, where he lost to Kyohei Hagiwara due to a corner stoppage. 

Highly experienced Mamoru Uoi will take on Kuya Ito. In the featherweight weight class matchup, Shoji Maruyama will be trying to find his way back to a winning column after his defeat at the first Trigger event. He will take on a kickboxing star, Hiroaki Suzuki

Rizin Trigger 2, Fukuroi, February 23rd

Kleber Koike Erbst vs. Ulka Sasaki

Suguru Nii vs. Sora Yamamoto 

Kenji Kato vs. Kazuma Kuramoto 

Akira Okada vs. Takumi Suzuki 

Kohei Tokeshi vs. Harry Stallone

Takuma Uchiyama vs. Kotetsu Hara

Daisuke Endo vs. Hikaru Yoshino

Katsuhi Kojima vs. Kouki Nakagawa

K – 1: Katsuotoshi Sasada vs. Ryugo Mountain

K – 1: Taiki vs. Kota Nakagawa 

K – 1: Yudai Ito vs. Momoto

Rizin Landmark 2, TBA, March 6th

Chihiro Suzuki vs. Ren Hiramoto

Shoji Maruyama vs. Hiroaki Suzuki

Mamoru Uoi vs. Kuya Ito

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