Former bantamweight contender Rafael Dias of Brazil (15-6) comes back to the Rage. The well-rounded athlete earlier this year faced the undefeated champion Movsar Evloev, fought well, but it was not enough to capture the title.
Georgian national MMA and kickboxing champion Vazha Tsiptauri (6-1) is one of the most talented and successful prospects in the promotion. Tsiptauri is now riding a six-fight winning streak, including four victories in M-1 Global. Vazha is an extremely dangerous finisher and he could have fought for the flyweight title, but it is very difficult for him to make weight, so he moves up to bantamweight to start his way up to the top of the new division.
Bantamweights will meet in the first show of 2019 on January 26th in China!