A featherweight bout between Ismael Bonfim and Suguru Nii was added to Pancrase 293.
The promotion announced this fight on Thursday.
Bonfim is a 22-year old Brazilian with pro MMA record of 11-3.
He was supposed to fight Juntaro Ushiku in December but the fight was canceled due to the injury by the Japanese fighter.
Bonfim is currently riding on a five-fight win streak with three KO’s. He is the team mate of Viviane Araujo Gomes that KO’d Ayaka Miura in Pancrase 290.
Nii is on a three-fight losing streak, In fact he is 1-4 in last five fights.
In 2017, he lost to Kyle Aguon, Kyosuke Yokohama and Yojiro Uchimura.
So this is fight can actually consider as lopsided match-up but its a good fight for Bonfim because winning this fight probably would lead the Brazilian to a fight against a ranked fighter in later part of year 2018.
Sunday, February 4th, 2018
At Shin Kiba Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Doors Open – TBA
Fight Starts – TBA
Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):
Pancrase Flyweight Championship Bout 5 min / 5R
SENZO (Japan / FREEDOM`OZ) vs Yuya Wakamatsu (Japan / TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A.)
Flyweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Toru Ogawa (Japan / TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A.) vs Shohei (Japan / Masumizu gumi)
Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
AKIRA (Japan / Independent) vs Ricardo Tirloni (Brazil / Astra Fight Team)
Women’s flyweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Takayo Hashi (Japan / Wajiu-tsu Keishukai AKZA) vs Barbara Acioly (Brazil / Adois Fight)
Welterweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Hiroyuki Tetsuka (Japan / Hybrid Wrestling Yamada Dojo – TGFC) vs Glaico Franca (Brazil / Astra Fight Team)
Women’s Strawweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Ayaka Miura (Japan / TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A.) vs Seo Yedam (Korea / Paraestra Cheongju)
Featherweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Suguru “Comba-Ouji” Nii (Mach Dojo) vs Ismael Bonfim (Brazil / Cerrado MMA)
Bantamweight Bout 3 min / 3R
Shuichi Kanda (Japan / T-BLOOD) vs Taiyo Hayashi (Japan / CAVE)
Welterweight Bout 3 min / 3R
Akihiro Gono (Japan / GRABAKA) vs Kyohei Wakimoto (Japan / T-REX Jiu-jitsu Academy)
Report by Shu Hirata
Photo courtesy of Pancrase (www.pancrase.co.jp)