PANCRASE 273 – 12/13/2015: Kawamura replaces injured Nimrua to take on Francisco

Yuki Nimura is out due to the injury on the breast muscle and Ryo Kawamura is going to replace him to take on Givago Francisco.

Kawamura is a former King of Pancrase at both light-heavy and middleweight but this is going to be his first time in almost year and half. In his last outing, Kawamura lost to Shinsho Anzai via KO in the first round and lost middleweight title.

Anzai signed with UFC after this win therefore Pancrase middleweight title is currently vacant so this is a huge opportunity for a 34-year old veteran to possibly get that belt again.

Francisco is a striker with heavy fists and Kawamura likes to stand and trade so this should be an exciting one.

Sunday, December 13th, 2015
At Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Doors Open – 13:30
Fight Starts – 14:00

Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):

Pancrase Bantamweight Title Bout 5 min / 5R
Shintaro Ishiwatari (Japan / CAVE) vs Victor Henry (USA / CSW – Hybrid Fighter)

Pancrase Light-Flyweight Titl Bout 5 min / 5R
Kento Kanbe (Japan / ALLIANCE) vs Yukitaka Musashi (Japan / Freelance)

Evaluation Flyweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Kiyotaka Shimizu (Japan / TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A.) vs Ryuichi Miki (Japan / CAVE)

Flyweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Yuki Yasunaga (Japan / Tokyo Yellow Man's) vs MAMORU (Japan / Shooting Gym Yokohama)

Featherweight Bout 5 min / 3R
IKKEI (Japan / Freelance) vs Bob Armstrong (USA / ALIVE)

Middleweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Ryo Kawamura (Japan / Pancrase-ism) vs Givago Francisco (Brazil / CM System)

Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Hiroki Nagaoka (Japan / DOBUITA) vs Gabriel Miranda (Brazil / CM System)

Featherweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Satoshi Inaba (Japan / Akimodo Dojo jungle junction) vs Jameson Reis (Brazil / ROXO Strike Team)

Welterweight Bout 3 min / 3R
Takashi Sato (Japan / TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A.) vs Eric Michael Fought (USA / Nova Uniao)

Ticket Prices:
VIP – 14,000 yen
SS – 11,000 yen
A – 8,000 yen
B – 6,500 yen
*500 yen more at the door.

Report by Shu Hirata