The lightweight bout between Genpei Hayashi and Yusaku Inoue was added to Pancrase 286.
This is going to be first Pancrase appearance for Inoue.
Inoue is a 28-year old with the pro MMA record of 9-2.
Back in 2010, he defeated Yuki Okano and Ryuichirou Sumimura to capture Shooto’s rookie of the year.
But after losing to Yusaku Tsukumo via majority decision in 2013 Inoue stepped out of the MMA.
He came back in 2015 and fought in Ganryujima but this upcoming fight against Hayashi is going to be first MMA fight in almost three and half years.
Inoue’s opponent, Hayashi, is a 27-year with pro MMA record of 8-4-1.
He was supposed to fight Joao Batista Yoshimura in Pancrase 283 but the Brazilian came in 10 kg over the contract weight so the fight got cancelled.
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
At Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Doors Open – 14:30
Fight Starts – 15:00
Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):
Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
AKIRA (Japan / Independent) vs Kazuki Tokudome (Japan / Paraestra Hachiouji)
Featherweight Bout 3 min / 3R
Yojiro Uchimura (Japan / Ingram) vs Koyomi Matsushima (Japan / AACC)
Lightweight Bout 3 min / 3R
Genpei Hayashi (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishukai Iggy Hands Gym) vs Yusaku Inoue (Japan / Reversal Gym Kawaguchi REDIPS)
Kanako Murata (Japan / Independent)
report by Shu Hirata
photo courtesy of Bout Review.