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Ayaka Hamasaki, Jared Brooks among additions to Rizin 18

Jarred Brooks
Jarred Brooks makes his Rizin debut as a strawweight in August.
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Days away from Rizin 17 in Tokyo, the promotion is already stacking up its following card on Aug. 18 with the announcement of four match-ups for Rizin 18 in Nagoya, Japan.

Two and a half months after defending her Rizin belt against Invicta FC champion Jihn Yu, Rizin super atomweight queen Ayaka Hamasaki (18-2) is set to take on Suwanan Boonsorn (5-1) in a non-title bout.

Jarred Brooks (14-2), who was let go by the UFC after a split decision win over Roberto Sanchez as a bantamweight last September, makes his Rizin debut against DEEP strawweight titleholder Haruo Ochi (19-7-2) in a 117-pound contest.

Another former UFC talent booked for Rizin 18 is Justin Scoggins (11-6), who attempts to snap a four-fight skid against former Shooto Pacific Rim champion Kazuma Sone (23-18-1).

The fourth fight officially announced for the card features DEEP bantamweight champion Victor Henry (18-4) looking to extend his winning streak to six as he takes on Trent Girdham (11-2).

Check the updated Rizin 18 fight card below.


Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Kai Asakura
Kanna Asakura vs. Alesha Zappitella
Manel Kape vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Hiroto Uesako vs. Yves Landu
Takaki Soya vs. Yutaro Muramoto
Ayaka Hamasaki vs. Suwanan Boonsorn
Kazuma Sone vs. Justin Scoggins
Haruo Ochi vs. Jarred Brooks
Victor Henry vs. Trent Girdham


John Wayne Parr vs. Danilo Zanolini
Ryuji Horio vs. Uchu Sakurai
Shota Takiya vs. Kazuki Osaki