Krush 32 in Nagoya takes place this Sunday, 1st September, at the Nagoya Congress Center.
The main event of the card will be a title fight for the Krush 67kg Championship between two of the best kickboxers under 70kg, current Krush 67kg champion (and Glory 65kg champion) Yuta Kubo (40-4-1) and Masaaki Noiri (21-4).
Yuta Kubo, currently on a 17 fight win streak, is widely considered to currently be the best Japanese kickboxer of any weight class today. Alongside his Krush 67kg and Glory 65kg titles, Kubo also holds the ISKA 64.5kg title as well.
Masaaki Noiri recently won the WBC Muaythai Japan Super Lightweight title in July via third round KO by right front kick over Seiji Takahashi.
This will be the third time Kubo and Noiri have fought. Kubo and Noiri first faced each other in the semi-finals of the 2011 K-1 WORLD MAX -63kg Japan Tournament in Shibuya, Tokyo. Kubo would win the fight by unanimous decision.
Kubo and Noiri meet again earlier this year in the final of Glory 2013 65kg Slam Championship tournament in Tokyo. Despite a spirited effort from Masaaki Noiri, Kubo would take a decision win again.
Noiri will look to end his losing streak to Kubo this Sunday.
Here is footage of the first two encounters between Yuta Kubo vs Masaaki Noiri.
Yuta Kubo vs Masaaki Noiri 1 – K-1 WORLD MAX 2011 FIGHT FOR JAPAN -63kg Japan Tournament FINAL
Yuta Kubo vs Masaaki Noiri 2 – Glory 8: Tokyo – 2013 65kg Slam Final