Syuri Kondo gets the win over Minna Grusander at Pancrase 284

Pancrase 284 went down on 5 February at the Differ Ariake, where Syuri Kondo took a unanimous decision win over the 2015 IMMAF MMA Gold Medalist, Minna Grusander.

Throughout all three rounds, Kondo landed a number of precision jabs and kicks effectively and while Minna struck, she was no match for Kondo.

Throughout the card, Pancrase made two significant announcements. Rizin CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara announced Kanako Murata will fight at Pancrase 286 in April.

Murata lost her Rizin NYE fight to Rin Nakai, the first loss on her professional MMA career. Murata, a former amateur wrestler at olympic level and has good grappling skills and has expressed her desire to fight at UFC.

Also announced is that after 10 years at the Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Pancrase will be moving to Studio Coast. The ageing Differ Ariake is scheduled to close in the near future.

<PANCARSE 284>
10th Fight (Straw Weight:5min x 3R)
Syuri (VOS GYM) VS Minna Grusander (Finnfighter’s GYM:2015 IMMAF World Amateur MMA Champion)
Syuri won by 3-0/Decision.
*Syuri got ¥150,000- as WIN-BONUS with International-Fight!

9th Fight (Fly Weight:5min x 3R)
Shohei Masumizu (Masumizu-Gumi) VS Masatatsu Ueda (Ogata Dojo)
Masumizu won by 3-0/Decision.

PANCRASE CEO Sakai-san announced the new place to have PANCRASE event after
Differ Ariake closing. New place will be STUDIO COAST.

8th Fight (Bantam Weight:5min x 3R)
Alan “Yoshihiro” Yamaniha (Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu) VS Tadahiro Harada (PARAESTRA Kita-Kyushu)
This fight was cancelled due to Harada’s missed weight by 0.7kg.
(+2.5kg at 1st weigh-in and +0.7kg at 2nd Weigh-in)

7th Fight (Open Weight:3min x 3R)
Hikaru Sato (PANCRASE MISSION) VS Jonathan Ivey (Team Ivey)
Sato won by TKO at 1R 1’18”.
*Sato got ¥150,000- as WIN-BONUS with International-Fight!

RIZIN CEO Sakakibara-san entered into the PANCRASE Decagon for the first time and announced that Kanako Murata will fight at PANCRASE 286 on next April.

6th Fight (Feather Weight:5min x 3R)
Yoshiki Nakahara (MACH Dojo) VS Akitoshi Tamura (Sogo Kakutogi Tsudamuna-Dojo)
Nakahara won by TKO at 3R 1’38”.

5th Fight (Feather Weight:3min x 3R)
Juntaro Ushiku (Wajyutsu Keishu-Kai TLIVE) VS Takumi Suzuki (Bull Tellier Bonsai)
Suzuki won by 3-0/Decision.

4th Fight (Feather Weight:5min x 3R)
Suguru Nii (MACH Dojo) VS Kyle Aguon (SPIKE22)
Aguon won by 3-0/Decision.

3rd Fight (Bantam Weight:3min x 3R)
Yasuhiro Kawamura (Wajyutsu Keishu-Kai AKZA) VS Takaya Takemoto (ALIVE)
Kawamura won by 3-0/Decision.

2nd Fight (Light Weight:3min x 3R)
Shigeaki Kusayanagi (TEAM CLIMB) VS Atsushi Ueda (Sogo Kakutogi-Dojo Ugo-Kai)
Kusayanagi won by TKO at 2R 0’19”.

1st Fight (Straw Weight:3min x 3R)
Ryo Hatta (Striple Ohana) VS Yuya Kodama (Wajyutsu Keishu-Kai Toikatsu Dojo)
Hatta won by Rear-Choke at 3R 0’53”.