Masayuki Kikuiri faces Hiromitsu Miura at Pancrase 322
A former welterweight King of Pancrase will be back in action at Shinkiba Studio Coast on July 27th. Hiromitsu Miura, who held the title from 2016 to 2017, has been matched with Masayuki Kikuiri.
Kikuiri (6-2-1) made his Pancrase debut in 2017 and has fought seven times for the venerable Japanese promotion. His most recent outing came at Pancrase 320 where the 25 year old dropped a decision to Akihiro Murayama.
Miura (13-7) made his Pancrase debut in 2004 and went on to compete for the WEC, challenging Carlos Condit for the welterweight title in 2008. He then switched codes and went on to enjoy success as a professional boxer before returning to MMA in 2015.
As previously announced the event will feature an openweight bout pitting Hikaru Sato against Kanto Fuchigami. The former made his Pancrase debut in 2000 while the latter comes from a BJJ background and will be competing in MMA for the first time.
In the lightweight division Takashi Matsuoka and Yusuke Kasuya are set to face off. The former has won four of his last five fights while the latter is a UFC veteran.
At strawweight Karen Date takes on Ayumi Saito while Tatsuki Ozaki goes up against Keito Yamakita. In the featherweight division Yuki Takahashi and Yohei Nada will face off while Yu Karino meets Yusaku Hayashi.