Tokitaka Nakanishi faces Ryo Asami at Pancrase 312
The Pancrase 312 card is complete. The event is set for Shinkiba Studio Coast on May 30th and two more fights were confirmed this week including a featherweight fight between Tokitaka Nakanishi and Ryo Asami.
Nakanishi (5-2) is riding a four fight winning streak. He had made a successful start to life with the long running Japanese promotion, tasting victory at Pancrase 316 and Pancrase 319.
Asami (9-11) is more experienced but has faced an uphill struggle after losing his first five professional fights. His recent form has been much better and the 36 year old comes into this contest on the back of three straight victories.
The other addition to the card is a bantamweight bout pitting Toshinori Tsunemura (14-11-4) against Koji Onigami (5-4-2). The former has lost his last three while the latter is making his Pancrase debut.
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.
Two of the promotion’s top strawweights will go head to head when Ryo Hatta faces Yuta Miyazawa. In the flyweight division multiple time boxing world challenger Raika Emiko meets Nori Date.
Pancrase 312 will also feature both semi finals of the four man flyweight tournament. Masatatsu Ueda has been matched with Satoru Enomoto while Toru Ogawa takes on Taiki Akiba.
A featherweight fight between Issei Tamura and Hirotaka Nakada is on the Pancrase 321 card. Also at featherweight the undefeated Kouki Nakagawa makes his promotional debut against Daisuke Endo.