Victory Henry held a media work out on Thursday at HEARTS gym in Tokyo.
He is going to face Taichi Nakajima on this Sunday, in Pancrase 267.
Henry is currently on a three-fight win streak. But its not just a regular three W's in a row. Two of them were wins over Hideo Tokoro and Masakatsu Ueda. Big names in the Japanese MMA.
That is why, finally, Henry is getting an opportunity in Pancrase, where Josh Barnett still holds open-weight King of Pancrase title.
Following the footsteps of his master.
After hitting pads and displaying slick submission skills on the ground, Henry expressed his confidence, "Nakajima maybe looking to cause an upset but that's not going to happen. I've already beaten two big name Japanese fighters. I am going to win by KO or submission."
Apparently, Nakajima said, "Henry's punch won't touch me and he can't submit me" but in regards to this comment, Barnett said, "I saw Nakajima's fight from New Year's Eve.(vs Toshiaki Kitada) Henry's punch will definitely find its mark."
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
At Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Doors Open – 13:30
Fight Starts – 14:00
Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):
The Main Event – Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Kazuki Tokudome (Japan / Paraestra Hachiouji) vs JJ Ambrose (USA / Knox MMA)
Co-Main – Bantamweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Victory Henry (USA / CWA – Hybrid Fighter) vs Taichi Nakajima (Japan / Paraestra Tokyo)
13th Match – Featherweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Kotetsu Boku (Japan / KRAZY BEE) vs Juntaro Ushiku (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishukai TLIVE)
12th Match – Welterweight Non-Title Bout 5 miin / 3R
Let's Gota (Japan / MMA Dojo Cobra-kai) vs Shingo Suzuki (Japan / ALLIANCE)
11th Match – Featherweight Bout 3 min / 3R
Akitoshi Tamura (Japan / Tsudanuma Dojo) vs Satoshi Inaba (Japan / Akimoto Dojo jungle junction)
1st Match – Lightweight Bout 3 min / 3R
Genpei Hayashi (Japan / HEAT) vs Shohei Yamamoto (USA / CWA – Hybrid Fighter)
VIP – 13,000 yen
SS – 10,500 yen
A – 7,500 yen
B – 6,500 yen
*500 yen more at the door.
Report by Shu Hirata
Photo courtesy of Bout Review (www.boutreview.com)