Two more fights confirmed for Pancrase 316
Two more fights have been added to the Pancrase 316 card. The event is set for Shinkiba Studio Coast on July 5th.
In the flyweight division Yuki Yasunaga has been matched with Tatsuya Watanabe while featherweights Kaneaki Watanabe and Hotaka Nakanishi face off. Pancrase 315 was cancelled earlier this week but this event remains on the schedule.
Yasunaga (14-14-1) has alternated between long winning streaks and long losing streaks throughout his career. He is currently enduring the latter and will be looking to bounce back after losing his last six.
Watanabe (12-13-2) has also lost six in a row. He has previously reached tournament finals with both Pancrase and The Outsider and challenged for the ZST flyweight title.
In the featherweight division Watanabe (6-9) has been matched with Hotaka Nakanishi (3-2). The latter makes his Pancrase debut and is coming off back to back Shooto wins.
As previously announced the event will be headlined by a lightweight bout pitting Yusuke Kasuya against Hiroto Uesako. In the featherweight division reigning champion Isao Kobayashi will take on Akira Okada in a non title fight.
There will be another significant featherweight fight on the card as Issei Tamura has been matched with Shinmare Komori. Both men had originally been booked to fight at the cancelled Pancrase 313 event, albeit not against each other.
Another fight moved from Pancrase 313 pits Jun Doi against Sho Sekihara in the bantamweight division. Meanwhile in the flyweight division multiple time boxing world title challenger Emiko Raika faces former Strikeforce, Deep Jewels and Pancrase title challenger Takayo Hashi.