GBTT athlete Claire Lopez (8-5-0) is kicking off 2024 back in Japan as she takes on Saori Oshima (12-4-0) for Rizin Landmark 8 at the Saga Arena on February 24th.



Claire has earned her right to call herself one of the best atom weights in the world. After running into problems finding a match up with Combate Global, a cross roads of what was next for the 35 year old French national. But Lopez never gave up hope and when Rizin offered her a match up against Rena Kubota, one of Japans biggest MMA superstars, her patience and resilience paid off with a hard earned victory.



Claire has gained a lot of appreciation in the land of the rising sun. Even after Rizin atom weight title fight against Seika Izawa (12-0-0) the promotion was quick to let Lopez know that they loved her fighting style and would love to have her fight again for them.



Watch below as she describes getting over a tough loss and her feelings on what she will do different this Saturday