Jiujitsu blackbelt Kron Gracie will make a return to competition in September under the Rizin banner to face Japanese MMA veteran Hideo Tokoro.
Rizin announced the deal on Facebook and said the match up would take place at the Saitama Super arena and will be contested in the featherweight division at 65.8kg.
Although the announcement was somewhat sudden, Rizin said has been a fight the fans have wanted to see for a long time.
Kron Gracie had a victorious second professional MMA fight when he defeated Asen Yamamoto at Rizin Fighting Federation`s New Year’s Eve event.
Gracie defeated Asen Yamamoto with a triangle choke at the end of the first round. This fight promises to deliver a grappling clinic as both fighters look to show off their impressive set of skills.
Although no official date has been announced for the event, Rizin said detailed plans will be revealed soon.