A featherweight bout between Kyle Aguon and Koyomi Matsuhima was added to Pancraes 292.
Aguon is the formeer PXC bantamweight champion and went up to 145 lbs when he signed with Pancrase. In his first Pancrase appearance Aguon defeated Suguru Nii via unanimous decision, followed by a split decision over former Pancrase lightweight champion ISAO in August.
Matsushima lost to Marlon Sandro from Nova Uniao in last December but bounced back well in year 2017.
He defeated a veteran striker Yojiro Uchimura in April then beat UFC veteran Yusuke Kasuya in August.
Matsushima publicly has been talking about his wish to go to UFC. Needless to say, a win over Aguon is necessary to get to the Octagon.
However, a 28-year old Aguon is probably thinking the same. He went 2-0 in 2017 and if he gets the Pancrase title, even with six losses on his record, Aguon might even have a chance to get a call from UFC as well.
For both fighters this is the fight they need to win.
Sunday, December 10th, 2017
At Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Doors Open – 14:30
Fight Starts – 15:00
Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):
Pancrase Lightweight Title Bout 5 min / 5R
Takasuke Kume (Japan / ALIVE) vs Kazuki Tokudome (Japan / Paraestra Hachiouji)
Welterweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Takashi Sato (Japan / TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A.) vs Akihiro Murayama (Japan / GUTSMAN)
Featherweight But 5 min / 3R
Koyomi Matsushima (Japan / Pancraes-ism Yokohama) vs Kyle Aguon (USA / Spike 22)
Flyweight Bout 3 min / 3R
Yusuke Ogikubo (Japan / K-PLACE Saitama Dojo) vs Tatsuya So (Japan / FIGHT STYLE)
Featherweight Bout 5 min / 3R
ISAO (Japan / NEVER QUIT) vs Yusuke Kasuya (Japan / CROWN)
Bantamweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Kenta Sakuma (Japan / Paraestra Kashiwa) vs Nobuki Fujii (Japan / ALLIANCE)
Flyweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Yuki Yasunaga (Japan / Tokyo Yellow Man’s) vs Masakatsu Ueda (Japan / Ogata Dojo)
Strawweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Ryo Hatta (Japan / Strapple Ohana) vs Takuya Eizumi (Japan / Bumon-kai)
Report by Shu Hirata
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