Toru Ogawa faces Masatatsu Ueda in interim flyweight title fight at Pancrase 324
A flyweight fight has been added to the Pancrase 324 card. Toru Ogawa faces Masatatsu Ueda in a bout that will have the interim 125lbs title on the line.
Ogawa (13-8) is coming off back to back wins. He has been on he promotion’s roster since 2013 and was last seen in action at Pancrase 321 where he scored a decision win over Taiki Akiba.
Ueda (17-6-2) will be challenging for the interim flyweight title for the second time. At Pancrase 307 he was stopped by Shohei Masumizu and he has not been on top form in recent bouts, losing three out of his last four.
Another interim flyweight title fight has also been added to the card. Nori Date (4-4) faces Takayo Hashi (17-8-1) at Shinkiba Studio Coast on October 17th.
The two fought at Pancrase 320 last December. The bout went the distance with Murayama claiming a decision win, former champion Hiroyuki Tetsuka signed with ONE Championship so the welterweight title is vacant.
Meanwhile Nori Date and Takayo Hashi will go head to head for the interim flyweight title at Shinkiba Studio Coast on October 17th. Sidy Rocha became the promotion’s first ever flyweight champion at Pancrase 304 in 2019 but the Brazilian has yet to defend her title.
Date is coming off a decision win over veteran boxer Raika Emiko at Pancrase 321 while Hashi already challenged for the flyweight title once, dropping a decision to Rocha at Pancrase 304.
Earlier this month Shinkiba Studio Coast announced it would be closing down. Pancrase 323 is set for the venue on September 12th while Pancrase 325 will be there on December 12th.