A rescheduled lightweight fight has been added to the Pancrase 315 card. Takashi Matsuoka will take on Koshi Matsumoto at Shinkiba Studio Coast on May 31st.

As usual the promotion took to Twitter to make the announcement:

The fight had originally been scheduled to take place at Pancrase 314, which was set for the same venue on April 12th. However that show was cancelled along with Pancrase 313.

Matsumoto (20-9-2) was last seen in action at ONE: ‘Century’ where he suffered a decision loss to Takasuke Kume. He has not fought for Pancrase since 2011 but is the reigning Shooto lightweight champion.

Matsuoka (13-10-1) scored decision wins at Pancrase 307 and Pancrase 310 last year. He has won four of his last five fights and could move into title contention with a win over the Shooto champion.

Pancrase 313 and 314 might have been cancelled but Pancrase 315 is going ahead. The event is set for Shinkiba Studio Coast on May 31st and three fights were added to the card this week.

In the lightweight division rising contender Kosuke Kindaichi (9-2-2) has been matched with Sung Kwon Kim (4-5). The Japanese fighter is riding a five fight winning streak that culminated in a stoppage win over Takashi Matsuoka at Pancrase 301.

The Korean Top Team representative has spent virtually his entire career fighting on the road. Kim has only competed once in his homeland as a professional and is coming off back to back decision losses in Russia.

The other two fights added to the card this week are in the strawweight division. Teppei Maeyama (5-7) has been matched with Tatsuki Ozaki (8-6) while Hiroaki Ijima (12-13-3) takes on Yuta Miyazawa (7-3).

As previously announced Pancrase 315 will feature a flyweight fight pitting top contenders Ryuichi Miki and Yusuke Ogikubo together. Meanwhile Yuta Nakamura faces Masayuki Kikuiri in the lightweight division.

Earlier this week it was announced that Pancrase 313 and 314 had been cancelled. It appears these events will never happen with May 31st the next date in the promotion’s calendar.

Pancrase 315, Tokyo, May 31st
Ryuichi Miki vs. Yusuke Ogikubo (Flyweight)
Takashi Matsuoka vs. Koshi Matsumoto (Lightweight)
Yuta Nakamura vs. Masayuki Kikuiri (Lightweight)
Kosuke Kindaichi vs. Sung Kwon Kim (Lightweight)
Teppei Maeyama vs. Tatsuki Ozaki (Strawweight)
Hiroaki Ijima vs. Yuta Miyazawa (Strawweight)