On the scales both men made the weight some wiggle room. Both were were 57.1KG, around 1/8th of a lb under the divisional limit.
For both men this is a key fight. The 36 year old Fukuhara likely won't get another title opportunity if he loses here. Whilst Hosono needs a win to remain in the hunt for a possible world title, something that has eluded him despite 3 world title bouts. The stakes are high, both men are confident and given the power both fighters bring to the ring this one promises a lot, les just hope they deliver.
Satoshi Hosono Vs Rikiya Fukuhara I (video)
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