Pancrase added four Canadian fighters to Pancrase 265.
This is a part of Canadian cable TV show called "Fight Exchange".
Four fighters from Canada are coming to Japan to train and fight. This will be filmed by "Fight Exchange" crew, and will be aired by Super Channel in Canada.
Four fighters confirmed are, Jesse "The Ghost" Gross, Vyron Phillips, TJ "The Truth" Laramie, and "Lethal" Lindsay Garbatt.
Gross has a pro MMA record of 10-4, Phillips' record is 4-1, and Garbatt is 1-0, however, this is going to be a pro debut fight for Laramie who is only 17 years old. According to the press release by Pancrase, Laramie is considered as "the next great MMA superstar in Canada" and some even calls him "GSP 2nd".
Their opponents will be announced on a later date but we can expect them to face Japanese or Asian fighters.
Sunday, March 15th, 2015
At Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Doors Open – 13:30
Fight Starts – 14:00
Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):
World Slam Tournament Lightweight Final Bout 5 min / 3R
Satoru Kitaoka (Japan / Lotus Setagaya) vs AKIRA (Kugeyama Rascal Gym)
Flyweight Bout 5 min / 3R *non-title bout
Mitsuhisa Sunabe (Japan / reversaL Gym OKINAWA CROSS x LINE) vs Seiji Ozuka (Japan / FREEDOM@OZ)
Welterweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Yuki Sora (Japan / Pancrase-ism) vs Shingo Suzuki (Japan / ALLIANCE)
Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Yoshihiro Koyama (Japan / Paraestra Matsudo) vs Kazuki Tokudome (Japan / Paraestra Hachiouji)
Featherweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Andy Main (USA / Pure MMA – Hybird Fighter) vs Hulk Oshiro (Japan / Voss Gym)
Also Scheduled to Fight:
Jesse Gross (Canada / Adrenaline MMA)
Vyron Phillips (Canada / Minnesota Martial Arts Academy)
TJ Laramie (Canada / Maximum Training Center)
Lindsay Garbatt (Canada / Bruckmann Martial Arts)
VIP – 13,000 yen
SS – 10,500 yen
A – 7,500 yen
B – 6,500 yen
*500 yen more at the door.
Report by Shu Hirata
Photo courtesy of Bout Review (www.boutreview.com)