Number 2 Flyweight in the world, Japan’s Rin Nakai set to fight for Rizin FC on New Years Eve

Rizin FC have announced a big fight for the Women’s Flyweight Division which will take place December 31st 2016 at the event ‘Rizin World Grand-Prix 2016: 2nd Round’. The Number 2 Flyweight in the world Rin Nakai (18-2-1) is set to face Kanako Murata (4-0-0). The event will be held at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Japan’s Nakai has formerly competed for the UFC in the Bantamweight division, a division in which she was severely undersized. Nakai’s only 2 losses come to Bantamweight’s Miesha Tate and Leslie Smith. She has 18 career victories, including a unanimous decision win over Bellator Star and Number 3 Flyweight in the world Sarah D’Alelio.

Kanako Murata who is also from Japan has been fighting since April 2016, and now has an undefeated record of (4-0-0). She is currently unranked and will face of against the Number 2 Flyweight in the world. A win over Nakai would be a very big victory for her and put her right in the running for a top position in the Flyweight rankings.

You can view the World Flyweight Rankings by clicking HERE.

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