A pair of Pancrase vets have been matched as a late addition for RIZIN’s debut “TRIGGER” event.
The promotion announced Tuesday that Yoshinori Horie will face Hirotaka Nakada at their November 28th event. The bout joins a card that is set to take place at the Kobe World Memorial Hall in Kobe, Japan.
Horie, a former UFC fighter and experienced Pancrase featherweight, will be searching for his third win in RIZIN.
Horie made his promotional debut in March, scoring a third-round stoppage win over Tetsuya Seki. He followed that up with a win over former UFC flyweight Ulka Sasaki, who he beat via unanimous decision.
Nakada is getting a chance in the RIZIN ring just six fights into his pro career.
He has been successful since his 2020 debut, scoring four wins and one loss across regional promotions Pancrase and Shooto Japan. His last fight was just two months ago, where he defeated Ryo Asami via unanimous decision.
Shoji is scheduled to face explosive featherweight Kyohei Hagiwara in the main event of RIZIN Trigger 1st. Here is how the lineup looks now:
Bout 14: Shoji (19-14-1) vs. Kyohei Hagiwara (4-4) (146 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 13: Yoshinori Horie (11-3) vs. Hirotaka Nakada (4-1) (150 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 12: Strasser Kunimoto (19-9-2) vs. Takahiro Kawanaka (15-7) (170 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 11: Ryuichiro Sumimura (18-7-1) vs. Yusaku Kinoshita (4-0) (170 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 10: Shian (8-9) vs. Uoi Fullswing (22-10-5) (134 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 9: Tatsuki Saomoto (16-2) vs. Takashi Matsuba (12-4-1) (126 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 8: Chihiro Suzuki (5-3) vs. Sora Yamamoto (12-5-2) (146 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 7: Keisuke Okada (0-3) vs. Grant Bogdanove (1-0) (161 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 6: Makoto Kamaya (29-16-4) vs. Daiki Lightyear (9-8-3) (134 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 5: Jin Mandokoro vs. Yu Hiramatsu (117 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)
Bout 4: Hiroto Uchimura vs. Tepparith Joegym (134 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)
Bout 3: Momoka vs. Miku (101 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)
Bout 2: Kenji Kato (12-7) vs. Katsuya Fujiwara (0-0) (134 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 1: Tsubasa Mori vs. FUJIMON♡ (121 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)