There will be four titles on the line at Pancrase 333. The long running Japanese promotion appears to have pulled out all the stops for the fight card at Tachikawa Stage Garden in Tokyo on April 30th.

In the main event Takasuke Kume (25-7-3) will be making the first defence of his lightweight title. The 37 year old submitted Tatsuya Saika at Pancrase 325 to win the belt.

His faces fellow veteran Akira Okada (18-9-4). He earned his title shot with a stoppage win over Koshi Matsumoto at Pancrase 329 last December.

Meanwhile Karen Pravajra (6-1) will be looking to defend her strawweight title and bounce back from the first defeat of her career. She has been matched with Haruka Hasegawa (2-2).

Her sister Nori Pravajra (5-5) will also be fighting for a title. She rematches reigning flyweight champion Takayo Hashi (18-8-1) who beat her by decision at Pancrase 324.

The other title fight on the card sees Taichi Nakajima (15-12-1) defend his bantamweight belt against Ryo Tajima (7-1). The latter comes into this contest on the back of a five fight winning streak.


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Rescheduled rematch

The strawweight fight between Edna Trakinas and Emi Fujino has been moved to Pancrase 333.  The bout had been set to headline Pancrase 332 on Monday. But Trakinas suffered an injury and the lightweight fight between Ryo Takagi and Raiki Endo became the main event.

Fujino (26-13-0-1) turns 43 this year but continues to train and compete. The veteran is coming off a decision win over Ayaka Watanabe at a Pancrase event last October.

Trakinas (10-11-1) is a decade younger but has lost her last four fights. She fought on Pancrase 302 and can consider herself a little unlucky to have dropped a split decision to veteran boxer Raika Emiko on that occasion.

The two fighters first fought at Pancrase 308. Trakinas was forced to withdraw from that contest during the second round after fracturing her wrist and will be looking to secure her first win in Japan at the third attempt.

Pancrase 333, Tokyo, April 30th
Takasuke Kume (c) vs. Akira Okada (For lightweight title)
Taichi Nakajima (c) vs. Ryo Tajima (For bantamweight title)
Karen Pravajra (c) vs. Haruka Hasegawa (For strawweight title)
Takayo Hashi (c) vs. Nori Date (For flyweight title)
Shinsuke Kamei vs. Jae Hyuk Bang (Featherweight)
Takashi Matsuoka vs. Yuki Okano (Lightweight)
Yusuke Kasuya vs. Kazuki Kasai (Lightweight)
Rui Imura vs. Hayato Ishii (Bantamweight)
Taiki Akiba vs. Taiga Tanimura (Flyweight)
Edna Trakinas vs. Emi Fujino (Strawweight)