Bantamweight bout between Joji Hirata and Keita Fukushima added to Pancrase 321
A bantamweight bout between Joji Hirata and Keita Fukushima has been added to the Pancrase 321 card. The event is set for Shinkiba Studio Coast on May 30th.
As usual the promotion took to Twitter to announce the fight.
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Hirata (8-4-1) has won two out of his last three and made his Pancrase debut back in 2014. Fukushima (6-1) will be making his promotional bow after winning six fights in succession with Fighting Nexus.
As previously announced the card will be headlined by a featherweight title fight with Isao Kobayashi putting his belt on the line against Taichi Nakajima. The champion is riding a five fight winning streak while the challenger is coming off a win over UFC veteran Yoshinori Horie.
Meanwhile one of the most experienced fighters in the sport will be in welterweight action. UFC and ONE Championship veteran Yuki Kondo has been matched with Yoshinori Suzuki.
Two of the promotion’s top strawweights will go head to head when Ryo Hatta faces Yuta Miyazawa. In the flyweight division multiple time boxing world challenger Raika Emiko meets Nori Date.
Pancrase looks set to crown a new flyweight champion. The four top 125lbers on the roster will compete for the interim strap in a tournament which gets underway on May 30th.
Pancrase 321 will also feature both semi finals of the four man flyweight tournament. Masatatsu Ueda has been matched with Satoru Enomoto while Toru Ogawa takes on Taiki Akiba.