Last night fans in the west had the chance to see a WBA Super Flyweight fight that resulted in Koki Kameda (33-2, 18) suffering his second career defeat, courtesy of a thrilling war with Kohei Kono (31-8-1, 13).
Following the result Kameda stated that he was done with boxing though strangely sources in Japan have began report a story that Koki isn't done with combat sport. In fact one, very reliable source, has informed us that boxing bad-boy is set to be offered an MMA contract this coming week and could well make his MMA debut in December as part of the RIZIN Fighting Federation World Grand Prix.
Although Kameda's loss to Kono was a disappointing one for the eldest of the Kameda's the interest in the fight has proven that he is a draw and it seems likely that RIZIN, which is essentially the reformation of the old Pride FC, would love to sign him to help garner attention to their organisation.
So far we've been lead to believe that a deal hasn't yet been reached but that the teams for both RIZIN and Kameda will enter talks shortly and could well reach a deal later this week. Of course it could be that the teams meet but don't agree a deal, or that a deal is made for 2016 instead of later this year given the fact that Kameda was in a genuine war on Friday.
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