RIZIN – 12/29/2017: Gabi Garcia to face 52-year old pro-wrestler Shinobu Kandori

Shinobu Kandori

Gabi Garcia will be fighting a 53-year old pro-wrestler named Shinobu Kandori on December 29th.

These two were supposed to fight last year but the Injury forced Kandori out so Garcia fought another pro-wrestler named Yumiko Hotta.

It’s difficult to find an opponent for Garcia because simply she is just too big. So for RIZIN it does make sense to match the Brazilian against a known pro-wrestler. And Kandori is not just another popular pro-wrestler she used to be a senator in Japan so RIZIN is expecting to score a high TV rating for this fight.

The contract weight of this fight is going to be 95 kg / 209.4 lbs & under, and its going to be three three-minute rounds.

RIZIN
Friday, December 29th, 2017
At Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
Doors Open – 13:30
Fight Starts – 15:00

Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):

RIZIN Bantamweight Tournament Second Round Bout 5 min / 3R
Ian McCall (USA / Team Oyama) vs Manel Kape (Angola / VS Team)

RIZIN Bantamweight Tournament Second Round Bout 5 min / 3R
Kyoji Horiguchi (Japan / ATT) vs Gabriel Leite De Oliveira (Brazil / Hebron Fight MMA)

RIZIN Bantamweight Tournament Second Round Bout 5 min / 3R
Takafumi Otsuka (Japan / T GRIP Tokyo) vs Khalid Taha (Germany / Combat Club Cologne)

RIZIN Bantamweight Tournament Second Round Bout 5 min / 3R
Shintaro Ishiwatari (Japan / CAVE) vs Kevin Petshi (France / Snake Team)

RIZIN Bantamweight Tournament Reserve Bout 5 min / 3R
Anthony Birchak (USA / Luta Elite MMA) vs Jae Hoon Moon (Korea / Octagon Gym)

Women’s 70 Kg & Under Bout 5 min / 3R
King Reina (Japan / Independent) vs Cindy Dandois (Belgium / Perfect Team MMA)

Light-heavyweight Bout 10 min / 1R, 5 min / 2R
Jiri Prochazka (Czech Republic / Jetsaam Gym Brno) vs Karl Albrektsson (Sweden / Pancrase Gym Sweden)

Women’s 95 Kg & Under Bout 3 min / 3R
Gabi Garcia (Brazil / Team Gabi Garcia) vs Shinobu Kandori (Japan / LLPW-X)

 

Report by Shu Hirata
Photo courtesy of Bout Review (www.boutreview.com)