Heun cleared to fight, will headline Rizin main event in Japan
Palmer’s Jake Heun has been cleared to fight again and is wasting no time getting back to work.
The 31-year-old brawler is set to make his return in the Japanese mixed martial arts organization Rizin Fighting Federation next month at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.
Heun (11-7) hasn’t fought since his devastating flying-knee-to-the-head knockout loss to Alex Nicholson in June in the Professional Fighters League debut event.
Heun was eventually cleared by a neurologist and immediately wanted to fight.
He got his wish with Rizin FF and will headline the promotion’s 13th card in a light heavyweight tilt against Jiri Prochazka of the Czech Republic.
Prochazka (21-3) has won his last five straight fights.
But Heun isn’t shook.
The ‘Honey Bear’ brims with unbreakable confidence like he’s been dealt pocket aces in a poker game.
Heun, of Palmer High fame, played college football at the University of Hawaii before becoming a pro MMA fighter. He is an aggressive striker by nature with extensive training in Muay Thai.