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Before Combate Americas title shot, Batara wanted to fight in Rizin 2

Kyra Batara is taking nothing lightly about her next opponent. After all, Kanako Murata is a three-time junior Olympic wrestling medalist from Japan and is currently undefeated at 3-0 in MMA. Though Batara has had recent success at atomweight (105-lbs.), she will meet Murata at strawweight (115-lbs.) when they trade leather in the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

Confident that she will fight for a title belt in Combate Americas soon, “Mogwai” Batara will put her three-fight winning streak on the line when she travels to Saitama, Japan to compete in Rizin 2.

A fan of the now defunct Pride Fighting Championship, Batara couldn’t resist the opportunity to fight overseas. In fact, the former president of Pride FC, Nobuyuki Sakakibara, founded Rizin.

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Contact Heidi Fang at hfang@reviewjournal.com. Follow @HeidiFang on Twitter.

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