After a few days of no action we return to the Korakuen Hall for a show headlined by a Japanese title unification bout at Bantamweight. As well as the title bout, the card also features some pretty notable fighters in supporting bouts.
The main event, as mentioned, is a unification bout for the Japanese Bantamweight title, with regular champion Yuta Saito (11-9-3, 8) taking on interim champion Hayato Kimura (28-10, 19). Saito, who won the regular belt last year when he stopped Eita Kikuchi, was supposed to defend his belt late last year but was forced out of a scheduled defense due to ill, that illness then lead to Kimura fighting for the interim title. The 31 year old Saito will be fighting for the first time since his illness was diagnosed. As for Kimura this will be his third shot at the Japanese title, and a win would be regarded as his best victory to date. A full preview of this bout is available to read here Saito and Kimura battle to unify Japanese throne!
Interesting the next defense for the winner of the main event will see be against Yusuke Suzuki (9-3, 6), who is on this card, taking on Indonesian foe Kichang Kim (9-7-1, 2). If we're being honest this should be little more than a confidence building win for Suzuki, who has been out of the ring since October 2017, due to injury. Suzuki is a real nightmare to fight and if he's healthy here we expect a very dominant display against the limited Kim.
Another fight in a supporting role on this card is Kaiku Yuba (4-0-1, 2), who have been informed will be up against a Chinese fighter whilst the debuting Toshiya Ishii (0-0) will be up against Indonesian Adam Wijaya (2-2). It's hard to imagine anything but wins for the locals.