A lightweight bout has been added to the Pancrase 308 card. It pits Brazil’s Tom Santos against Katsushi Sugiyama with the Japanese fighter looking to make it back to back wins.

As usual the promotion took to Twitter to announce the matchup:

The fight pits together two lightweights whose careers appear to be moving in opposite directions. Saika (5-1) scored his third straight first round stoppage win at Pancrase 307.

By contrast Santos (11-9) is a former Pancrase lightweight title challenger but has lost three in a row. His most recent loss came at the hands of  Kyung Po Kim in a title bout at Heat 45 last month.

The Pancrase 308 card was also bolstered by the addition of a second Strawweight Grand Prix semi final. Nori Date (3-3) will face Hyun Ji Jang (3-2) with a title shot on the line for the winner.

Pancrase 308 is set for Studio Coast and will see Emi Fujino taking on Edna Oliveira in the other Strawweight Grand Prix semi final. The card also features a flyweight fight between Toru Ogawa and Riley Dutro.

There are currently 15 fights on the card including the finals of three Neo Blood tournaments and a featherweight contest between UFC veteran Issei Tamura and Katsushi Sugiyama.

Pancrase 308, Tokyo, September 29th
Emi Fujino vs. Edna Oliveira (Strawweight Grand Prix Semi Final)
Nori Date vs. Hyun Ji Jang (Strawweight Grand Prix Semi Final)
Issei Tamura vs. Katsushi Sugiyama (Featherweight)
Toru Ogawa vs. Riley Dutro (Flyweight)
Tom Santos vs. Katsushi Sugiyama (Lightweight)
Mayra Cantuária vs. Takayo Hashi (Flyweight)
Kenichiro Togashi vs. Genpei Hayashi (Lightweight)
Takafumi Ato vs. Yusenohama (Strawweight)
Mayra Cantuária vs. Takayo Hashi (Lightweight)
Kenichiro Togashi vs. Genpei Hayashi (Strawweight)
Nobuaki Yamamoto vs. Sho Sekihara (Bantamweight)
Yuki Yamamoto vs. Mayabu Date (Lightweight)
Tatsuki Ozaki vs. Satoshi Miyokawa (Strawweight Tournament Final)
Kiyoshiro Akasaki vs. Satoru Enomoto (Flyweight Tournament Final)
Masahide Hiraoka vs. Junpei Ueno (Bantamweight Tournament Final)