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RISE Announces RISE WORLD SERIES 2019 Featuring Nasukawa, Rodtang, and Taiga

Japanese kickboxing promotion RISE announced an expansion of its WORLD SERIES brand following RISE 129 on Saturday, Nov. 17. The series will evolve into two, eight-man tournaments that span three separate events in 2019. Watch the entire press conference here.

Half of the tournament field was announced for the 57-58-kilogram tournament. Japanese’s kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa has been announced as a tournament competitor. The 20-year-old pushed his professional record to an outstanding 28 wins and zero defeats with a dominant first-round knockout of former champ Taiki Naito.

The other three announced participants were also victorious at RISE 129. Rodtang Jitmuangnon ran through Japan’s Yuki over the course of three, one-sided rounds, Suakim had his hand raised in a hard-fought battle against exciting Argentinian Ignacio Capllonch, and Japan’s Shiro bested Masahide Kudo in a closely contested bout.


The lone fighter announced for the 61-kilogram tournament field was former K-1 super featherweight world champion Taiga.