One more women’s bout is added to Pancrase 278.
Ayaka Miura, who defeated Magdelena Sormova in Pancrase 285, is taking on Thaiane Souza from Brazil.
Souza is from team CM System. The same team as Kinberly Tanaka Novaes who is fighting Syuri for the inaugural women’s strawweight title in the same show.
Souza is 23 years old with pro MMA record of 3-3. Two decisions and one submission wins.
Miura, the student of UFC / PRIDE veteran Ryo Chonan, is 4-1, with 2 submission wins.
Basically, these two are similar on paper, but there is one major difference. Souza is best at 105 lbs and under. She is smaller than Miura.
A 26-year old Japanese defeated Sormova with takedown and ground control so if Souza can’t find the way to not get taken down then the Brazilian could be in for a long night.
Sunday, May 28th, 2017
At Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Doors Open – 14:30
Fight Starts – 15:00
Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):
Pancrase Bantamweight Title Match 5 min / 5R
Shintaro Ishiwatari (Japan / CAVE) vs Rafael Silva (Brazil / Astra Fight Team)
Pancrase Women’s Strawweight Title Match 5 min / 5R
SYURI (Japan / Voss Gym) vs Kinberly Tanaka Novaes (Brazil / CM System)
Featherweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Hatsu Hioki (Japan / ALIVE) vs Hiroshige “Hanzo” Tanaka (Japan / Shooting Gym Yokohama)
Women’s Strawweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Ayaka Miura (Japan / TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A.) vs Thaiane Souza (Brazil / CM System)