Swedish light heavyweight Karl Albrektsson (6-1) will return to the Japanese promotion Rizin Fighting Federation for the RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix 2017: 2nd Round event going down December 29 in Saitama, Japan.

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Now, the Swede will face his toughest fight yet Jiří Procházka who has a record of 19 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw.  He is out of the Czech Republic and has only one loss in his last 15 bouts, where he was TKO’s in the Rizin New Year’s show in 2015.  He has only 1 decision in 22 pro fights, so you are sure to see action in this one.

2 young prospects who will lead the RIZIN LHW division will be facing each other at this time. Jiri Prochazka made a successful return after a 1 year layoff due to a knee injury, and will be facing Karl Albrektsson, who is coming off of a big win against Teodoras Aukstuolis. The winner will most likely take the lead role in next year's LHW slots. #rizinff #rizin2017 RIZINの重量級の未来を担う若き2人が初激突します!今年の9月に怪我からの復帰戦を見事勝利で飾ったイリー・プロハースカ選手と7月のRIZINでテオドラス選手に一本勝ちして勢いに乗るカール・アルブレクソン選手のRIZINのエースの座を賭けた闘いは必見だと思います。期待して下さい。

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‘King’ Karl returned to his natural fighting weight of 205-pounds to face Lithuanian Teodoras Aukstuolis today at the Saitama Super Arena in July, where the Pancrase Gym fighter locked up a submission with an arm triangle at 8:01 in the first round. It is the 6th win for the Swede and the 5th win by stoppage.  He was coming off his first loss, when he fought at heavyweight.