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RIZIN 11 Retrospective: Rena Kubota vs. Kanna Asakura 1

At RIZIN 11, we will see an atomweight match-up between two of Japan’s finest in the form of Rena Kubota and Kanna Asakura. In a fight that has real, legitimate title implications despite no title being on the line as originally anticipated.

Ahead of their rematch in just a few weeks, let’s take a look back at their first meeting that took place seven months ago. They met in the finals of a long and interesting RIZIN Super Atomweight Grand-Prix, with each women fighting two times the night of their initial meeting.

Kanna came in the underdog against Rena, but before we get into their meeting, check out the previous Retrospective piece on Horiguchi vs.