Shintaro Ishiwatari vs. Chase Beebe set for PANCRASE 255

Pancrase have today announced a match-up between current Bantamweight King of Pancrase Shintaro Ishiwatari (15-5-4) and former WEC Bantamweight Champion Chase Beebe (24-11-1) in a non-title bout.

The card is set to take place December 8th at the Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan.

Ishiwatari was most recently involved in a Fight of the Year candidate against now UFC fighter Kyoji Horiguchi back in June. Shintaro would go onto lose the contest via TKO in the fifth round at VTJ 2nd.

Prior to the fight he was on a 6-fight win streak, and has yet to lose under the Pancrase banner.

The 28-year-old began his Mixed Martial Arts career back in 2006, and has since then become a fan favorite over the years. Shintaro has competed for the likes of Shooto, Sengoku and Pancrase. He’s fought many well-known fighters on the Asian circuit such as the aforementioned Kyoji Horiguchi, Caol Uno, Manabu Inoue, Motonobu Tezuka, Tashiro Nishiuchi, Chan Sung Jung, and Michihiro Omigawa to name a few.

His opponent Beebe is a Mixed Martial Arts veteran who’s fought all over the world.

Chase has mixed it up with the likes of Tom Niinimaki, Travis Marx, Marcos Galvao, Eddie Wineland, Rani Yahya, Mike Easton and Miguel Torres over the course of his career.

However, the fighter dubbed “The Rage” hasn’t shown that in his last few outings having dropped his last three fights. His most recent bout saw him tap via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in the first round to Joni Salovaara at FF 33 – Fight Festival 33 in Helsinki, Finland.

Jackson’s MMA product Beebe has yet to win on Japanese soil having lost to Yoshiro Maeda, Hiroyuki Takaya and Joe Warren under the DREAM banner. The former top prospect will look to change that come next month. A win over Ishiwatari would be huge for his career, and a step in the right direction.

Also announced for the card:

Guy Delumeau vs. Hiroyuki Oshiro

Masaya Takita vs. Toshihiro Shimizu

Mitsuyoshi Nakai vs. Landon Vannata

*Photo by Taro Irei*

Stay tuned to FSA.


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