Top ranked bantamweights to face off at Pancrase 304
The Pancrase 304 card has been bolstered by the addition of a last minute bantamweight fight. The bout pits Toshinori Tsunemura against Yuto Hokamura and has the potential to be a title eliminator.
The promotion announced the fight earlier today via Twitter:
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Last year Tsunemura (14-8-4) lost to Kenta Takizawa in a title eliminator but he remains the #1 bantamweight on the Pancrase rankings. The 33 year old has won six fights out of eight for the promotion.
Hokamura (11-7-2) is further down the Pancrase bantamweight rankings at #6. But he is riding a three fight winning streak that has seen him overcome Alan Yoshihiro Yamaniha, Daiki Gojima and Jun Doi.
As previously announced Pancrase 304 will feature two title bouts. Takasuke Kume defends his lightweight title against Tom Santos while Takayo Hashi battles Sidy Rocha for the vacant flyweight strap.
Meanwhile veteran Emi Fujino has been matched with Kseniya Guseva in a strawweight bout.
The Pancrase 304 card also contains two notable featherweight bouts. Kyle Aguon takes on Taichi Nakajima while veteran Yojiro Uchimura meets undefeated contender Shinsuke Kame.