Rizin 27: Ayaka Hamasaki Defends Super Atomweight Title in Thrilling Rematch

Rizin 27, a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event, took place on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at the Nippongaishi Hall in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. The event was organized by the RIZIN Fighting Federation, a Japanese mixed martial arts organization known for its exciting and diverse roster of fighters.

The main event of Rizin 27 was a highly anticipated rematch between Ayaka Hamasaki and Kanna Asakura for the Super Atomweight title. Hamasaki, a seasoned fighter and former Invicta FC champion, had previously defeated Asakura in their first encounter in 2018 at RIZIN 14. This time around, Asakura was seeking revenge and a chance to claim the title.

Asakura had been on a winning streak, having won her past four fights, and was eager to prove herself against Hamasaki. On the other hand, Hamasaki had also been successful, having defended the title once, lost it, and then regained it at RIZIN 26 on New Year’s Eve.

The rematch was a thrilling encounter. Hamasaki started the match aggressively, showing no respect for Asakura’s abilities. Despite the intense competition, Hamasaki managed to secure a victory over Asakura, defending her Super Atomweight title with a split decision.

Rizin 27 also featured a variety of other exciting matches. The event showcased a mix of sensational submission and striking finishes, as well as back-and-forth wars. The fighters’ unique personalities, styles, and storylines were on full display, making for an entertaining and memorable event.

In addition to the main event, Rizin 27 also featured a number of other notable fights. Roberto Satoshi Souza defeated Kazuki Tokudome by submission, Koji Takeda won against Takasuke Kume by unanimous decision, and Tsuyoshi Sudario knocked out Kazushi Miyamoto in the first round.

Rizin 27 was a testament to the RIZIN Fighting Federation’s knack for finding talented, diverse, and exciting fighters and matching them up for guaranteed thrilling entertainment. The event continued the trend of delivering high-quality, edge-of-your-seat MMA and kickboxing matches, solidifying RIZIN’s reputation as a premier fighting organization.


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