Pancrase 265 takes place on March 15, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. In the World Slam Lightweight Tournament Finale between Satoru Kitaoka and Akira Okada is the main event.
While there are no titles on the line in this event, the smell of platinum is in the air. Current DEEP Champ Kitaoka and Okada will be fighting for a shot at King ISAO’s belt. Also, Yoshiro Koyama and Kazuki Tokudome are setting themselves up to be the heirs-apparent.
American prospect Andy Main returns to Japan to face Japanese prospect Hulk Oshiro. Former Flyweight King Mitsuhisa Sunabe faces Seiji Ozuka in a climb to return for a shot at Kiyotaka Shimizu’s strap. Top ten rankers “Shian” and Yusuke Ogikubo will meet to climb up the ladder. The indomitable Yuki Baba is back to take on Lenny Wheeler, his fourth foreigner in a row.
At Pancrase 265, the 21st Neo-Blood Tournament will begin. 2014 Neo-Blood Tournament winner Juntaro Ushiku faces top ten ranked Takashi Matsuoka. The first ever Neo-Blood Tournament winner – from 1995 – Takafumi Itoh faces Koji Takeuchi, and both fighters are in their 40s!
CORO Terashima is back against Masato Sannai. Yuki Kondo is still in the mix delivering KO madness and this time he’ll face former King Shingo Suzuki.
A special three match series featuring Canadian fighters will take place as part of the television series Fight Xchange on Canada’s Super Channel.
Hiroyuki Takaya will take on Caesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu disciple Alessandro Ferreira on April 26th.
On April 19, Pancrase will start to be broadcast on TV Tokyo with a 90 minute program with Masakatsu Funaki in a “Navigator” position.
March 15, 2015
Satoru Kitaoka def Akira Okada by Unanimous Decision, 30-27、30-27、29-27
Kazuki Tokudome def Yoshihiro Koyama by KO, rd 1, 1:38
Shingo Suzuki def Yuki Kondo by KO, rd 1, 4:56
Andy Main def Hiroyuki Oshiro by Submission, triangle, rd 1, 1:57
Mitsuhisa Sunabe def Seiji Ozuka by KO, rd 2, 1:39
Yusuke Ogikubo def Hiroki Yamashita by Split Decision
Lenny Wheeler def Yuki Baba by KO, rd 1, :18
Juntaro Ushiku def Takashi Matsuoka by UD
Yuki Yamasaki def Shunpei Ota by Submission, armbar, rd 1, 2:22
Kosuke Terashima def Masato Sannai by Split Decision
Takafumi Ito def Koji Takeuchi by UD
Takashi Sato def Vyron Phillips by UD
Lindsay Garbatt def Shiori Hori by KO, rd 1, 1:01
TJ Laramie def Koshi Obata by TKO, rd 1, 2:33
21st Featherweight Neo Blood Tournament (after the main event)
21st Bantamweight Neo Blood Tournament (after the main event)
21st Superflyweight Neo Blood Tournament (after the main event)