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Atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki headlines RIZIN 27 in March

Ayaka Hamasaki
Ayaka Hamasaki is a former Invicta FC atomweight champion and current 105-pound queen in RIZIN.
Esther Lin, Invicta FC

RIZIN Fighting Federation announced the full lineup for its upcoming event in Nagoya, Japan, on March 21, including Ayaka Hamasaki’s first defense of the atomweight belt.

Hamasaki (21-3) won the title by submitting Miyuu Yamamoto with a leg scissors choke in December. She looks to extend her winning streak to three by defeating Kanna Asakura (18-4), who won her last four under the RIZIN and Bellator banners.

According to sources, RIZIN has decided to postpone its previously announced plans for a show at the iconic Tokyo Dome due to the recent rise of COVID-19 cases in Japan, which brought new limitations to events.

In the co-main event, jiu-jitsu specialist Roberto Satoshi (10-1) battles former Pancrase lightweight champion and UFC veteran Kazuki Tokudome (20-10-1).

The card also features the return of sumo star Tsuyoshi Sudario (2-0) for his third MMA bout, taking on Japanese professional wrestler Kazushi Miyamoto (0-0). Check the complete RIZIN 27 lineup below.

Ayaka Hamasaki vs. Miyuu Yamamoto
Roberto de Souza vs. Kazuki Tokudome
Tsuyoshi Sudario vs. Kazushi Miyamoto
Kleber Koike vs. Kazumasa Majima
Koji Takeda vs. Takasuke Kume
Tetsuya Seki vs. Yoshinori Horie
Shooto Watanabe vs. Takumi Tamaru
Kazuma Sone vs. Hiroki Yamashita
Yutaro Muramoto vs. Seigo Yamamoto
Kohei Sugiyama vs. Yuki Ito