Three fighters emerged from Pancrase 326 with new titles. The promotion’s first card of the year took place at the Belle Salle Takadanobaba in Tokyo on Monday.
In the main event Saturo Enomoto and Toru Ogawa went the distance in their flyweight title fight. The latter was making the first defence of the title he won at Pancrase 324.
In the end it was Enomoto who prevailed by way of unanimous decision with the fight going the full five rounds. He improves to 8-3 and becomes the flyweight King of Pancrase while his opponent drops to 14-9.
The judges weren’t required in the other two title fights. In the co-main event Karen Pravajra needed less than four minutes to finish Emi Fujino.
An elbow had opened up a nasty cut on the veteran’s face and the referee decided Fujino was unable to continue. She falls to 25-13 while her 18 year old opponent moves up to 5-0 and earns the right to call herself the strawweight Queen of Pancrase in the process.
The third title fight of the night had the vacant middleweight title on the line. Once again youth prevailed over age with Yura Naito (5-0) pounding out Ryo Kawamura (19-11) in the opening minute.