The very first Pancrase show in Hawaii was held this past Saturday at Neil Blaisdell Center Arena in Honolulu.
In the Main Event of the show, American heavyweight Eric Prindle dominated Mitsuyoshi Nakai and finished the fight with kimura in less than two minutes.
Five out of seven fights held on this day were part of “HAWAII vs JAPAN” team competition.
Team Hawaii started well.
Edward Thomas finished CORO with a rear naked choke, and, Arnold Berdon scored a near perfect left high kick KO win over Kazuhisa Tanaka.
However, team Japan came back from the third bout.
Chris MAN controlled Makana Fronta for almost all three rounds and won via unanimous decision. Then, Taichi Nakajima edged out Dan Ige in a split decision.
Finally, at the fifth fight, Yoshiaki “Bancho” Takahashi snapped on a rear naked choke on Ryan Dela Cruz in the second round, and gave team Japan a close win over team Hawaii.
Saturday, November 28th, 2015
At Neil Blaisdell Center Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii
The Main Event – Open-weight Bout 5 min / 3R
Eric Prindle (USA) vs Mitsuyoshi Nakai (Japan / Freelance)
Winner: 1R 1’59” Eric Prindle by Submission (kimura)
Co-Main- Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Yoshiaki “Bancho” Takahashi (Japan / ) vs Ryan Dela Cruz (USA)
Winner: 2R 3’29” Yoshiaki “Bancho” Takahashi by Submission (rear naked choke)
5th Match – Featherweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Dan Ige (USA) vs. Taichi Nakajima (Japan / Paraestra Tokyo)
Winner: 3R Taichi Nakajima by Decision (1-2)
4th Match – Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Makana Fronda (USA) vs Chris MAN (Japan / Paraestra Hachiouji)
Winner: 3R Chris MAN by Decision (0-3)
3rd Match – Bantamweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Arnold Berdon (USA) vs Kazuhisa Tanaka (Japan / Paraestra Hachiouji)
Winner: 2R 4’30” Arnold Berdon by KO (left high kick)
2nd Match – Featherweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Edward Thomas (USA) vs CORO (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishukai TLIVE)
Winner: 2R 3’41” Edward Thomas by Submission (rear naked choke)
1st Match – Woman’s Featherweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Bryanna Fissori (USA) vs Nicole Upshow (USA)
Winner: 3R 3’14” Nicole Upshow by KO
Report by Shu Hirata
Photo courtesy of Bout Review (www.boutreview.com)