Yu Karino faces Yusaku Hayashi at Pancrase 322
A featherweight fight between Yu Karino and Yusaku Hayashi has been added to the Pancrase 322 card. The two will face off at Shinkiba Studio Coast on July 27th.
Hayashi (9-7-1) has won four out of his last five fights. The 28 year old was submitted by Ryo Asami at Pancrase 320 in December.
Karino (2-1) is ten years younger than Hayashi but is also coming off a defeat. He was beaten by Kouki Nakagawa at Tribe Tokyo Fight 9, losing out to the top featherweight prospect by majority decision.
As previously announced the event will feature an openweight bout pitting Hikaru Sato against Kanto Fuchigami. The former made his Pancrase debut in 2000 while the latter comes from a BJJ background and will be competing in MMA for the first time.
In the lightweight division Takashi Matsuoka and Yusuke Kasuya are set to face off. The former has won four of his last five fights while the latter is a UFC veteran.
At strawweight Karen Date takes on Ayumi Saito while Tatsuki Ozaki goes up against Keito Yamakita. In the featherweight division Yuki Takahashi and Yohei Nada will face off.