Bantamweight bout between Joji Hirata and Toshinori Tsunemura added to Pancrase 323
A bantamweight bout between Joji Hirata and Toshinori Tsunemura has been added to the Pancrase 323 card. The event is set for Studio Coast in Tokyo on September 12th.
Hirata (9-4-1) is coming off a first round stoppage win over Keita Fukushima at Pancrase 321. He made his promotional debut in 2014 and has won three out of his last four.
Tsunemura (15-11-4) is also coming off a win at Pancrase 321. He submitted Koji Kanda in the opening round, snapping a run of three straight losses.
Also added to the card in the last few days was a featherweight fight pitting Tatsuhiko Iwamoto (10-7-1) against Raiki Endo (13-6-3). The former has won four out of his last five while the latter is coming off back to back wins.
As previously announced the event will feature a middleweight bout pitting Genpei Hayashi against Kazuki Kasai. The semi finals of the Neo Blood bantamweight tournament and the final of the Neo Blood lightweight tournament are also set for Pancrase 323.
In the bantamweight tournament Toshiomi Kazama faces Ryo Tajima. The former has won four straight fights since losing his pro debut in 2020 while the latter scored back to back victories in May.
The other semi final pits Akio Kawakita against Junya Ogawa. The former is fighting out of Tribe Tokyo while the latter represents Brave.
Shin Iraha takes on Dastan Omurzakov in the final of of the Neo Blood lightweight tournament. In the featherweight division Hirotaka Nakada faces Ryo Asami while Kisa Miyake takes on Shinsuke Kamei and Tatsuhiko Iwamoto meets Raiki Endo.
In the middleweight division Ryo Kawamura has been matched with fellow veteran Yuji Arai. The event is set for Shinkiba Studio Coast.