PANCRASE 261 results for Grand Slam: Kitaoka vs Whitson, plus Yuki Baba vs Nam Phan

Pancrase 261 Satoru Kitaoka vs Richie Whitson
Pancrase 261 Satoru Kitaoka vs Richie Whitson

Pancrase lines up another massive card for 261 on October 5, 2014. The main event will be the World Slam Tournament Lightweight Finals between Satoru Kitaoka and Richie Whitson.

 

Kitaoka, the current DEEP Champion, is doing double duty in the Japanese circuit right now. In our recent interview with him here, Kitaoka expresses his excitement about the pressure.

The co-main event will be #1 ranked featherweight Yuki Baba taking on UFC vet Nam Phan. This will be Baba’s test to earn the right to challenge King of Pancrase Takumi Nakayama. In our interview with him here, Baba says that’s his entire goal for 2015.

Also, the Shimizu brothers appear on the same card, with Shunichi mounting a rebound against up and comer Hiroki Yamashita, while Toshihiro faces K-1’s Kizaemon Saiga in his first MMA match. The brothers gave an interview here on there prospective opponents and their futures in Pancrase.

The top of the card will be the finals of the 2014 Neo-Blood Tournament across three divisions.

 

PANCRASE 261
October 5, 2014
Differ Ariake
Tokyo, Japan

#16 – Welterweight
Shotaro Yabe 谷部翔太郎
Ron Schroter

#15 – Super Flyweight
Yu Kobayashi 小林優
Takashi Matsuba 松場貴志

#14 – Featherweight Finale
Daiki Shimizu 清水ダイキ(アカデミア・アーザ水道橋)
Juntaro Ushiku 牛久絢太郎 (和術慧舟會TLIVE)

#13 – Neo-Blood Tournament – Bantamweight Finals
Ryo Iseki 井関 遼(GRABAKA)
Shohei Masumizu コンボイ升水(マルワジム横浜)

#12 – Neo-Blood Tournament – Super Flyweight Finals
Yusuke Ogikubo 荻窪祐輔(K-PLACE埼玉格闘技道場)
Toshihiro Komiya 小宮稔大 (パラエストラ八王子)

#11 – Neo-Blood Tournament – Flyweight Finals
Suguru Hayasaka 早坂優瑠.
Kent Kambe 神部建斗

#10 – Main Event, Grand Slam Tournament – Lightweight Semifinals
Satoru Kitaoka 北岡悟
Richie Whitson

Satoru Kitaoka defeats Richie Whitson by UD

#9 – Co-Main Event, Featherweight
Yuki Baba 馬場勇気
Nam Phan ナム・ファン

Nam Phan defeats Yuki Baba by Submission,RNC, rd 1, 4:05

#8 – Bantamweight
Kizaemon Saiga 才賀紀左衛門
Toshihiro Shimizu ライダーHIRO

Kizaemon Saiga defeats Toshihiro Shimizu by UD

#7 – Flyweight
Hiroyuki Abe 阿部博之
Yukitaka Musashi 武蔵幸孝

Yukitaka Musashi defeats Hiroyuki Abe by TKO, rd 2, 5:00

#6 – Welterweight
Kenta Takagi 高木健太
Keiichiro Yamamiya KEI山宮

Kenta Takagi defeats Keiichiro Yamamiya by KO, rd 2, :37

#5 – Flyweight
Shunichi Shimizu 清水俊一
Hiroki Yamashita 獅庵

#4 – Flyweight
Masatatsu Ueda 上田将竜
Hiroaki Ijima 井島裕彰

Masatatsu Ueda defeats Hiroaki Ijima by KO, rd 3, 2:24

#3 – Bantamweight
Nobuki Fujii 藤井伸樹
Daiki Gojima 合島大樹

Nobuki Fujii defeats Daiki Gojima by Submission, RNC, rd 3, 1:01

#2 – Bantamweight
Naoki Tajima なおKING
Kosuke Terashima “CORO”

Naoki Tajima defeats Kosuke Terashima by UD

#1 – Featherweight
Hidekazu Asakura 阿仁鬼
Kyosuke Yokoyama 横山恭典

Hidekazu Asakura defeats Kyosuke Yokoyama by KO, rd 1, 1:59

Opening fights

#3 – Featherweight
Yasuhiro Kawamura 河村康博
Soujun Kurama 桂爽淳

Yasuhiro Kawamura defeats Soujun Kurama by Split Decision

#2 – Bantamweight
Takashi Ono 小野隆史
Yusuke Matsushita 松下祐介

Takashi Ono defeats Yusuke Matsushita by UD

#1 – Featherweight
Takuya Saito 齋藤拓矢
Tatsuro Ikehata ピータン