Pancrase's Differ Ariake show just finished few minutes ago.
In the headliner of the show, Pancrase's "playing manager" RyoKawamura successfully defended his middleweight King of Pancrase title overShungo Oyama.
They exchanged heavy strikes from the beginning but Kawamura slowly caused moredamages on Oyama. At the end, Kawamura's soccer kick to the head prompted thereferee to step in to stop the fight.
In the another KOP title fight, Takumi and Jon Shores engaged in a very closebattle for the first two rounds. However, in the third round, Takumi controlledthe ground game, finished an American from team Rodeo Style with a rear nakedchoke, and defended his featherweight title.
In the lightweight bout, Takasuke Kume from team ALIVE, once again, proved thathe should be the next challenger for the KOP lightweight title. He comfortablydefeated Koji Nakamura and recorded seven straight submission wins. Now, Kumeis 13-1 as a pro MMA fighter, and if he can't get a shot at KOP title then his managementshould be making calls to the North American promotions.
PANCRASE 2012 PROGRESS TOUR
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
At Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Open - 14:15 / Fight Starts - 16:00
Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):
The Main Event - King of Pancrase Middleweight Title Match 5 min / 3R
Ryo Kawamura (Japan / Pancrase-ism) vs. Shungo Oyama (Japan/ Freelance)
Winner: 1R 4'19" Ryo Kawamuraby TKO (referee stoppage - soccer kick to the head)
9th Match - King of Pancrase Interim Featherweight Title Match 5 min / 3R
Takumi (Japan / Paraestra Osaka) vs. Jon Shores (USA / RodeoStyle)
Winner: 3R 2'47" Takumi bySubmission (rear naked choke)
8th Match - Lightweight Match 5 min / 3R
Takasuke Kume (Japan / ALIVE) vs. Koji Nakamura (Japan /Pancrase Inagaki-gumi)
Winner: 2R 1'58" Takasuke Kumeby Submission (triangle choke)
7th Match - Bantamweight Match 5 min / 2R
Shintaro Ishiwatari (Japan / CAVE) vs. Nobutaka Hiyoshi (Japan/ KRAZY BEE)
Winner: 2R Shintaro Ishiwatari byDecision (20-17, 20-17, 20-17)
6th Match - Featherweight Match 5 min / 3R
Masakazu "The Guillotine" Takafuji (Japan / Brave Heart)vs. Guy Delumeau (USA / GUTSMAN)
Winner: 1R 0'21" Guy Delumeauby TKO (referee stoppage - slam followed by g n p)
5th Match Middleweight Match 5 min / 2R
IKKEI (Japan / Team Cloud) vs. Yuji Hisamatsu (Japan /Wajiutsu Keishukai Yokohama Dojo)
Winner: 2R IKKEI by Decision (20-19,20-19, 20-19)
4th Match - Superflyweight Match 5 min / 2R
Yuki Yasunaga (Japan / Tokyo Yellow Man's) vs. Goro Kobayashi (Japan/ GOKITA Gym)
Winner: 2R Yuki Yasunaga by Decision(20-18, 20-19, 20-19)
3rd Match - Super-flyweight Match 5 min / 2R
Seiji Kotsuka (Japan / FREEDOM＠OZ) vs. Yuki Ueshima (Japan/ Brave)
Winner: 2R Seiji Kotsuka by Decision(20-19, 20-19, 20-19)
2nd Match - Bantamweight Match 5 min / 2R
Yuki Baba (Japan / Rodeo Style) vs. Masaomi Saito (Japan /Takada Dojo)
Winner: 1R 0'32" Yuki Baba byTKO (referee stoppage - punches from the back mount position)
1st Match - Lightweight Match 5 min / 2R
Hideo Matsui (Japan / Zendo-kai Nagano Branch) vs. Shunpei Ota (Japan/ Pancrase Inagaki-gumi)
Winner: 2R 1'40" Shunpei Ota byTKO (referee stoppage - punches from the mount)
Reportby Shu Hirata