Daichi Kitakata will make the first defence of his strawweight title at Pancrase 313. The 28 year old is scheduled to fame Adam Antolin at Shinkiba Studio Coast on March 8th.

Kitakata (20-9-1) won the belt by stopping Mitsuhisa Sunabe at Pancrase 307. But he is coming off a stoppage loss of his own, at the hands of Yosuke Saruta at ONE: ‘Century’ Part II.

Antolin (15-5) has scored back to back stoppage wins for the Japanese promotion. In his most recent outing the American submitted Hiroaki Ijima with a front choke at Pancrase 310.

Before that Pancrase 312 is scheduled for the same venue on February 16th. The event will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between interim champion Salimkhan Sadulloev and challenger Tatsuya Saika.

Pancrase 313, Tokyo, March 8th
Daichi Kitakata (c) vs. Adam Antolin (For Strawweight Title)