Pancrase 262 Results: Tough Night for the Japanese as Americans Sweep

In what looked to be an obstacle on Shintaro Ishiwatari’s road to the UFC, turned out to be.  Former UFC fighter and TUF Season 12 winner, Jonathan Brookins took the judges scorecards (30-27, 29-28 x 2) from the Pancrase Bantamweight Champion in a non-title affair.  This loss will certaintly set back Ishiwatari’s chances at getting into the UFC, although he is still 9-2 in his past 11 fights.  Brookins rebounds after he was upset at Legacy FC 34 in August.  The co-main event featured former Shooto World Lightweight Champion Akitoshi Tamura and American Andy Main.  Main was able to finish Tamura with punches in the second frame, ending the winning streak of the former WEC fighter.  Main picked up his second win in Pancrase, where he also holds a draw with Akira Okada.

Below is a video from the perspective of one of Shintaro Ishiwatari’s cornermen.  This is not the full fight:

Also honored on the card was Kento Kambe, the 20th winner of the Pancrase Neo Blood tournament.  Kento Kambe became the youngest Neo Blood winner since the promotion began, at just 17-years-old.  You can read Fight Sport Asia’s past profile on Kento Kambe.

Pancrase 262 Results

  • Jonathan Brookins def. Shintaro Ishiwatari by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Andy Main def. Akitoshi Tamura by TKO in Rd 2
  • Hioryuki Oshiro def. Koji Nakamura by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Yoichiro Sato def. Shigeaki Kusayanagi by Sub (RNC) in Round 3
  • Yuki Yasunaga def. Naoyuki Kato by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Satoshi Inaba def. Kosuke Umeda by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Hideto Tatsumi def. Bob Armstrong by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
  • Yuki Yamasaki def. Keigo Hirayama by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Hiroki Nagaoka def. Tetsuya Sano by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Yoshihiro Matsunaga def. Teppei Masuda by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jun Doi def. Motoshi Miyaji by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Masakazu Utsugi def. Takafumi Ato by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Kota Okazawa def. Tamotsu Hayashi by DQ (Knee/Kick to Grounded Opponent) in Round 1
  • Kazuma Maruyama def. Chris Hilger by TKO in Round 1
  • Toshio Ito drew Akira Yamaguchi
  • Hiroyuki Suzuki def. Shunsuke Kurai by TKO in Round 1
  • Yuya Kodama drew Kazuki Shibuya
  • Sho Kogane def. Gaku Hirayama by Sub (Armbar) in Round 2
  • Haruki Nakayama drew Senzo Ikeda
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