Riki Fukuda heading into M-1 Challenge after April 5 upset win over ‘Ninja’ Rua

From MMAMania.com:

Tapped to replace Dong Sik Yoon to fight former EliteXC middleweight champion Murilo “Ninja” Rua on just days notice, Riki Fukuda was considered a sizable underdog heading into their face off during DREAM.8 this past Saturday.

In spite of the long odds, Fukuda delivered in the clutch and won his fourth consecutive fight following a unanimous decision victory over Rua at Japan’s Saitama Super Arena.

New admirers of Fukuda’s hard-nosed, well-rounded fight style won’t have to wait long to see him in action again. That’s because the Japan native is set to lead Team Japan against the United Kingdom during the next installment of the “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” scheduled for Wednesday, April 29 in Tokyo at the Shin Juku.



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