Tag Archives: Pancrase

Pancrase Content to be Featured on UFC Fight Pass

It was announced this past weekend that long-running Japanese MMA promotion Pancrase has signed a deal to have the promotion’s content featured on UFC Fight Pass.  In a further attempt to strengthen the promotion’s worldwide presence, the promotion signed the deal with Zuffa as a push for more content on the UFC’s subscription based platform.  […]

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Fight Sport Asia’s 2014 MMA Awards: Breakout Fighter of the Year

2014 Breakout Fighter of the Year   Winner: Adriano Moraes (12-1) With an upset win to begin the year, Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes proved he was one of the best flyweights in Asia.  Mikinho snatched the neck of the unsuspecting Yasuhiro Urushitani, eliciting the tap from the UFC veteran in the second round of their bout […]

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Fight Sport Asia’s 2014 MMA Awards: Promotion of the Year

Promotion of the Year 2014 Winner: ONE FC Mixed martial arts has continued to spread all throughout Asia in 2014 and with aggressive changes from the UFC’s operations in Asia, the Asian mixed martial arts scene will continue to grow.  Hiccups in China were cured by M-1 and ONE FC in 2014, both holding events […]

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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 […]

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Pancrase 261 Results: Satoru Kitaoka Advances, Nam Phan Victorious

  Pancrase 261 took place this past Sunday, October 5th at Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan.  The fight card featured Japanese MMA legend Satoru Kitaoka defeating ONE FC veteran Richie Whitson.  Kitaoka took the bout 30-27 across all of the judges score cards, by controlling the wrestling and grappling in the fight.  Satoru Kitaoka took […]

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Pancrase 261: Pancrase World Slam features Satoru Kitaoka

Pancrase 261 takes place this Sunday, October 5th at Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan.  Tickets for the event can be purchased here.  The fight card is headlined by four Neo-Blood Tournament finals and two super fights.  In the featherweight finals, Daiki Shimizu (5-2-1) faces off with Juntaro Ushiku (6-2-1).  GRABAKA’s Ryo Iseki (5-5-3) faces Shohei […]

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MMA’s Future: 神部建斗 Kento Kambe

  In the first of a series of articles on possible future MMA prospects, we examine one of Pancrase’s best prospects at Strawweight, Kento Kambe (神部建斗).  At just 17 years old, Kento is 3-0 in Professional MMA and 3-0 as an amateur.  Kento is an aggressive submission grappler that looks to finish the fight as […]

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Pancrase 260 Highlights and Results

    Pancrase has continued the trend of posting highlights of their recent events to the Pancrase Youtube Channel.  The most recent event, Pancrase 260, took place on August 10th in Tokyo, Japan.  The card was headlined by a Welterweight Title Fight between Pancrase’s #7 ranked Gota Yamashita (9-2) and #1 ranked Akihiro Muriyama (15-6-9).  […]

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Full Results: PANCRASE 258

Pancrase, 5/11/14 “PANCRASE 258” Differ Ariake Tokyo, Japan Bantamweight King of Pancrase title Shintaro Ishiwatari def. Trevor Ward by TKO (Corner threw in the towel) at 5:00 in Round 1 Bantamweight Bout Rin Nakai def. Sarah D’Alelio by Unanimous Decision Featherweight Bout Akitoshi Tamura def. Motoshi Miyaji by Unanimous Decision Lightweight Bout Takafumi Ito def. Ryuki Ueyama by Unanimous Decision Super Flyweight Bout Yuki Yasunaga def. Daichi Kitakata by Split […]

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Full Results: PANCRASE 257

Pancrase, 3/30/14 “PANCRASE 257” Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium Yokohama, Japan Lightweight Bout Isao Kobayashi def. Kuniyoshi Hironaka by TKO at 3:58 in Round 3 Super Flyweight King of Pancrase Kiyotaka Shimizu def. Atsushi Yamamoto by TKO at 4:54 in Round 1 Openweight Bout Yuki Kondo def. Masayuki Naruse by Majority Decision Welterweight Bout Akihiro Murayama def.  Thiago Gonçalves by Unanimous Decision Welterweight Bout Yoichiro Sato def. Eiji Ishikawa by KO at 2:26 […]

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