There isn't too much action this coming Friday, but there is some title action in Japan, and a potentially fun to watch under-card bout.
The title bout in question will see Japanese Light Flyweight champion Tetsuya Hisada (29-9-2, 18) make his second defence of the title, as he takes on youngster Takeru Kamikubo (13-2, 8). The talented, and exciting, Hisada won the title earlier this year, when he stopped Kenichi Horikawa and made his first defense against former world title challenger Atsushi Kakutani and will be looking to end the year as the champion with another win here. For Kamikubo the bout is a huge step up in class, especially given he has been stopped twice at lower level domestic class, but a win will see him make a serious name for himself.
In an under-card bout, which has the potential to be good, fans will see the hard hitting Shota Asami (4-4, 4) take on the experienced Takayuki Teraji (7-14-1, 4), in a 6 rounder. On paper this doesn't look anything great, but we do expect a very fan friendly contest here, even if it is at the lower end of the Japanese domestic level.
In Russia we'll see a card where Russian fighters take on a number of Korean fighters, with 5 bouts pitting fighters from the two countries.
One of the more interesting bouts sees the unbeaten Vladimir Antonyan (4-0, 2) take on Se Ho Joo (6-6, 2) in a bout at 168lbs. The Korean has got mixed form in recent bouts, losing 4 of his last 5, but should make for a entertaining opponent here, given that he's limited but decent enough to watch.
In another bout we'll see the unbeaten 20 year old Alexander Golubkov (2-0-1, 1) take on the visiting Hwan Young Jo (4-3, 1), who has won his last 3 and rebuilt will after a stoppage loss on debut back in 2014.
We're not expecting to see a Korean pick up a win here, but hopefully they will put in good performance here and make for some fan friendly bouts.