Raika Emiko faces Nori Date at Pancrase 321
Pancrase 321 is set for Shinkiba Studio Coast on May 30th. A flyweight bout between Raika Emiko and Nori Date was added to the card today.
As usual the promotion took to Twitter to announced the matchup:
— PANCRASE/パンクラス (@_PANCRASE_) March 12, 2021
Emiko (11-7) is better known for her exploits in the boxing ring and has challenged for world titles on multiple occasions. She hasn’t quite scaled those heights in her MMA career and is coming off a decision defeat to Takayo Hashi at Pancrase 316.
Date (3-4) will be making her promotional debut. She is also coming off a decision defeat, to Mariya Suzuki at Pancrase 311.
As previously announced the card will be headlined by a featherweight title fight with Isao Kobayashi putting his belt on the line against Taichi Nakajima. The champion is riding a five fight winning streak while the challenger is coming off a win over UFC veteran Yoshinori Horie.
Meanwhile one of the most experienced fighters in the sport will be in welterweight action. UFC and ONE Championship veteran Yuki Kondo has been matched with Yoshinori Suzuki.