RIZIN FF announced today that a replacement opponent for Top Noi has been found for RIZIN 11 on July 29, 2018. Tadaaki Yamamoto “Onibozu” will replace injured Kai Asakura in the 59kg Special Rules MMA match.
After going 5-1 in regional Thailand leagues in his MMA career, Muay Thai champion “Top Noi” Thanongsaklek signed to RIZIN to make his international debut on July 29th. Karate standout Kai Asakura was set to be his opponent and the match garnered a high level of interest. Both fighters are extremely exciting strikers.
After announcing that Asakura had injured his knee in training, RIZIN sought a replacement and put “Onibozu” into the match. Yamamoto is 15-10-3 and fights out of massive Shooto team Gonz Gym. With almost a decade of MMA under his belt, he was a Tenkachi flyweight champ, the 2016 Infiniti League bantamweight winner and challenged for the Shooto flyweight title recently.
Expect unpredictable mayhem.