Mitsuhisa Sunabe faces Adam Antolin for interim strawweight title at Pancrase 313
It was announced earlier this week that Kitakata had broken his hand in training and would be unable to compete. Pancrase did not waste any time finding a replacement, with former champion Sunabe stepping up to fill the void.
Sunabe (29-9-4) formerly held the strawweight title. But he lost his crown to Kitakata last year, who stopped him in the fifth round of a thrilling fight.
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.
Also added to the card this week was a bantamweight bout pitting Ryo Iseki (12-15-4) against Nobuhisa Kudo (9-8-2). The event is set for Shinkiba Coast Studio on March 8th.
The card also features a flyweight fight pitting Hawaii’s Rilley Dutro against Taiki Akiba. Meanwhile Wataru Mimura faces Sho Sekihara at bantamweight while featherweight veterans Issei Tamura and Suguru Nii go head to head.
This Sunday Pancrase 312 is scheduled for Shinkiba Studio Coast. The event will be headlined by an interim lightweight title fight between Genpei Hayashi and Tatsuya Saika.