The final edition of The Spooky Express preview for Rizin 2017 in Yokohama: Sakura and several handicapping plays at the end.  If you missed the first two articles for this event, you can view part I HERE and view part II HERE.  This event is being held in Japan so please make sure you enter your wagers early enough to take advantage of some of our plays.  The event can be watched online

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Saori Ishioka vs. Bestare Kicaj

Saori Ishioka is 14-10 and will be making her Rizin debut.  She is fighting out of Tokyo, Japan.  She has lost 3 out of her last 4 fights and 5 out of her last 8 fights.  

Bestare Kicaj will travel to Japan from Switzerland to take part in Rizin 2017 in Yokohama: Sakura.  Kicaj is 2-0 as a pro and will be making her Rizin debut.    

Kanna Asakura vs. Aleksandra Toncheva

Kanna Asakura is a 19 year old fighter from Chiba, Japan.  She is 6-2 overall and is 0-1 under the Rizin banner.  

Aleksandra Toncheva will be making her professional debut.  She held a amateur record of 8-0 and fights out of Varna, Bulgaria.  Her last 4 fights all ended by finish, 3 in the very 1st round by submission.

Kizaemon Saiga vs. Seiichiro Ito

Kisaemon Saiga is 3-2 and is a winner of his last fight.  He has fought for Rizin 4 times, going 2-2 inside the promotion.  

Seiichiro Ito is drastically the much more experienced fighter here with a record of 11-1-2.  He is on a 9 fight win streak and will be making his Rizin debut.  Ito has finished 8 out of his last 10 opponents inside the distance.  

There are only two plays that we are really interested in for this event.  The first fight is Daron Cruickshank over Yusuke Yachi.  This fight shouldn’t even be close as Cruickshank is a much more experienced fighter with a greater variety of MMA skills.  I am looking for a 2nd round finish here.  

The second fight we are interested in is Geronimo Dos Santos over Amir Aliakbari.  This is a complete mismatch for odds and in my opinion, Dos Santos should be the favorite in the fight.  Enjoy the fights tonight!!!

Handicapping Plays

  • Daron Cruickshank over Yusuke Yachi  -248 for 2 Units
  • Geronimo Dos Santos over Amir Aliakbari  +235 for 2 Units

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