SHOWBIZ & MMA

Lights, Camera, Action!

SHOWBIZ & MMA

RIZIN 37: Former WSOF champ Jessica Aguilar of Mexico returns against former Invicta FC champion Ayaka Hamasaki of Japan

Former WSOF champion, UFC, and Bellator competitor Jessica Aguilar will return to MMA in July via a RIZIN atomweight Grand Prix in Japan.

July 31 is the date at Japan’s Saitama Super Arena as Aguilar (20-9-0), 40, will compete against former RIZIN and Invicta FC champion Ayaka Hamasaki (23-5-0), 40, in the preliminary opener.

The tournament winner will collect approximately $51,000 USD.

Aguilar’s last competed in November 2020 when she lost a split-decision to Danielle Taylor at XFC 43.

 

Hamasaki is the first Asian to win a premier North American title. She captured the Invicta FC atomweight crown back in 2015 at Invicta FC 13 and defended it twice before moving up to strawweight. She has also competed in the Jewels and DREAM organizations.

The current card for RIZIN 37 is:

ATOMWEIGHT WORLD GRAND PRIX

SEIKA IZAWA VS. LAURA FONTOURA

RENA KUBOTA VS. ANATASIYA SVETKIVSKA

AYAKA HAMASAKI VS. JESSICA AGUILAR

KANNA ASAKURA VS. SI WOO PARK

REST OF CARD

MARCOS SOUZA VS. DAICHI ABE

VUGAR KARAMOV VS. SORA YAMAMOTO

HIDEO TOKORO VS. MAKOTO TAKAHASHI

KOTA MIURA VS. FELIPE MASONI

HIDEKI SEKINE VS. TSUYOSHI SUDARIO

YUSHI VS. HARUKI

YUKI MOTOYA VS. SHINOBU OTA

ULKA SASAKI VS. YUKI NAKAHARA

NAOKI INOUE VS. KENTA TAKIZAWA

@kenaiandrews

KenaiAndrews
KenaiAndrewshttps://www.mmacrossfire.com
Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

Latest articles

Related articles