On May 6 at Rizin FF 10, former Invicta FC atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki (14-2) will return to action to face Alyssa Garcia (3-4) in a 108-pound contest.
After going 3-0 as an amateur, Garcia turned pro in 2014.She’ll look to snap a two-fight skid against one of the top atomweights in Hamasaki. Garcia was last seen in action in October, dropping a decision to Maria de Oliveira Neta under the Rizin FF banner.
Hamasaki’s next move in MMA has been somewhat of a mystery. In March of 2017, she tried her hand at 115-pounds in the Invicta cage, losing to Livia Renata Souza via first round KO. Prior to that, Hamasaki reigned as the Invicta FC atomweight champion after capturing the belt from Herica Tiburcio in 2015– a belt that would later be vacated. The only two losses of Hamasak’s career comes from Livia Souza and top UFC contender Claudia Gadelha.
Are you excited to see Hamasaki back in action?