Sunabe defends strawweight belt, looks beyond Pancrase for next fight

Pancrase 283 took place on 18th December 2016 at FULL HOUSE of Differ Ariake.

Sunabe, the strawweight King of Pancrase who has not recorded a loss since August 2011 took Kitakata from Inagaki-Gumi, Osaka, who is described “the masterpiece of Inagaki-Gumi”.

At the end of first round Kitakana’s solid striking split Sunabe’s left eye. After receiving the okay from medical staff, Sunabe stepping up a gear to win the bout.

Former Bellator fighter and King of PANCRASE ISAO… it’s coming back to Pancrase with 1 year and 4 months absence for him took former WEC fighter and DREAM feather weight Champion Takaya. During the fight ISAO’s jabs and left low kicks (In low kick) were effective to Takaya… he has strong fist and wants to fight with close distance.

Matsushima, a newcomer to Pancrase, took on former Sengoku champion and featherweight king of Pancrase. Early of the 1st round Matsushima threw karate-style kicks from long distance and tackled him to the cage-side.

But cool-headed Marlon confirmed to use elbow attack to the referee and struck his elbow to the Matsushima’s side-head many times. And Matsushima downed… it was the end. Marlon Sandro could revenge his frustration of his last loss.

Main Event (Straw Weight Title Match:5min x 5R)
Mitsuhisa Sunabe (Reversal Gym OKINAWA CROSSxLINE) VS Daichi Kitakata (PANCRASE Inagaki-Gumi)
Sunabe won by Rear-choke at 2R 0’48”.

Sunabe defends champion-belt, continues 15 win streak. Subane also received ¥1,000,000 as win bonus.

Rin Nakai will face Kanako Murata at the Rizin NYE show and disclosed her New fight costume and her sponsor’s character “Hani-ton-kun” (Honey Toast boy).


Semi Final (Feather Weight:5min x 3R)
ISAO (Sakaguchi Dojo Ichizoku) VS Hiriyuki Takaya (Takaya Gundan)
ISAO won by 3-0/Decision.

10th Fight (Feather Weight:5min x 3R)
Koyomi Matsushima (AACC) VS Marlon Sandro (NOVA UNIAO)
Marlon won by TKO at 1R 2’51”.

9th Fight (Feather Weight:5min x 3R)
Yojiro Uchimura (INGRAM) VS Hanzo Tanaka (Shooting GYM Yokohama)
Tanaka won by 3-0/Decision.

8th Fight (Fly Weight:5min x 3R)
Takeshi Kasugai (Shimura Dojo) VS Rogerio Bontorin (Team Gile Ribeiro)
NO CONTEST due to Rogerio’s missed weight by 3.6kg.

7th Fight (Fly Weight:3min x 3R)
Ryuichi Miki (CAVE) VS Takahiro Furumaki (PARAESTRA Hachioji)
Furumaki won by 3-0/Decision.

6th Fight (Fly Weight:3min x 3R)
Yusuke Ogikubo (K-PLACE Saitama Kakutogi-Dojo) VS Yuya Wakamatsu (TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A)
Wakamatsu won by 2-1/Decision.

5th Fight (Light Weight:5min x 3R)
Joao Batista Yoshimura (TS GYM) VS Genpei Hayashi (Wajyutsu Keishu-kai IGGY HAND’S GYM)
This fight was cancelled due to Yoshimura’s missed weight by 10.8kg. 10.8kg!!!
PANCRASE declared that PANCRASE will NEVER offer to Yoshimura.

WATCH: Weigh-in tentions

4th Fight (Fly Weight:3min x 3R)
Seiji Ozuka (FREEDOM@OZ) VS Yuya Kodama (Wajyutsu Keishu-kai Toikatsu Dojo)
Ozuka won by TKO at 2R 1’34”.

3rd Fight (Bantam Weight:3min x 3R)
TSUNE (Reversal Gym Shinjyuku Me,We) VS Ryo Yamaguchi (PANCRASEism Yokohama)
TSUNE won by 3-0/Decision.

2nd Fight (Bantam Weight:3min x 3R)
Daiki Gojima (GUTSMAN) VS Mizuki Sakamoto (Sogo-Kakutogi Uruno Dojo)
Gojima won by TKO at 3R 2’09”.

1st Fight (Feather Weight:3min x 3R)
Takashi Matsuoka (PANCRASEism Yokohama) VS Motoshi Miyaji (PARAESTRA Matsudo)
Wakamatsu won by TKO at 3R 2’52”.