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‘Pancrase 316’ fight card: Isao Kobayashi vs Akira Okada, Emiko Raika vs Takayo Hashi in Tokyo, Japan

'Pancrase 316'

After a five-month hiatus, Pancrase announced its return. The Japan-based mixed martial arts promotion will hold “Pancrase 316” at the Shinkiba Studio Coast in Tokyo, Japan on July 24, 2020.

The “Pancrase 316” fight card has eight main card bouts, three preliminary bouts and 12 bouts in the 2020 Neo Blood Tournaments across six weight categories. Here are the bouts:

Main Event – Featherweight – 3R/5M
Isao Kobayashi (Never Quit, 25-5-4) 8th Generation Featherweight King of Pancrase Champion vs. Akira Okada (Musashi Murayama Saito Clinic/Mosh, 13-8-3) Lightweight #5

Co-Main Event – Women’s Flyweight – 3R5M
Emiko Raika (Right Thing Academy, 25-8-1) #2 vs. Takayo Hashi (Wajutsu Keishu Kai AKZA, 16-8-1) #3

Bout #6. Welterweight – 3R5M
Yuta Nakamura (T-Rex Jiujitsu Academy, 22-23-3-2) #6 vs. Masayuki Kikuiri (Never Quit, 4-1-1)

Bout #5. Flyweight – 3R5M
Kohei Sugiyama (Splash, 9-4) #12 vs. Naoki Arikawa (K-Place, 5-1-1) #14

Bout #4. Bantamweight – 3R5M
Masahide Hiraoka (Krazy Bee, 6-4) 2019 NB Bantamweight Tournament Winner, #12 vs. Yuki Kosaka (Reversal Gym Shinjuku Me-We, 14-7-2)

Bout #3. Bantamweight – 3R5M
Jun Doi (Miburo MMA, 17-8-1) vs. Sho Sekihara (Reversal Gym Tokyo Standout, 3-0)

Bout #2. Featherweight – 3R5M
Mayo Komori (Grabaka, 9-3) vs. Tokitaka Nakanishi (Ishitsuna MMA, debut)

Bout #1. 15:15 ~ Lightweight – 3R5M
Shinichi Taira (Tsunashima Jiujitsu/ZST, 18-12-10) vs. Kazuki Kasai (Mach Dojo, 3-1)

Prelim 3. Flyweight – 3R5M
Yuki Yasunaga (Tokyo Yellowmans Cute, 14-4-1) 2011 NB Tournament Super FLW Winner vs. Satoshi “Tiger” Date (Team Date, 6-6-2)

Prelim 2. Featherweight – 3R5M
Hiroyasu Sakurai (Never Quit, 3-1) vs. Toshiomi Kazama (Wajutsu Keishu Kai Hearts, debut)

Prelim 1. 14:45 ~ Bantamweight – 3R5M
Rikiya Matsuzawa (Krazy Bee, 1-1) vs. Taiki “Seio Date” Suzuki (Team Date, 6-14-13)

2020 Middleweight Neo Blood Tournament 1st Round – 3R5M
Yusei Muramoto (Hybrid Wrestling Kagoshima, 0-1) 2019 Middleweight Martial World Cup Winner vs. Yuji Arai (Gutsman, 2-6)

Takashi Yamashita (Mach Dojo, 6-5) vs. Yudai Hirono (Pancrasism Yokohama, 3-1)

2020 Lightweight Neo Blood 4-Man Tournament 1st Round – 3R5M
Hiroaki Harukawa (Paraestra Hiroshima, debut) 2019 Lightweight Martial World Japan Cup 2nd place vs. Hirotaka Nakada (WKK Hearts, debut) 2019 All Japan Amateur Pancrase Winner

Jinnousuke Kashimura (Igloo, 1-0) vs. Yu Karino (Tribe Tokyo MMA, debut) 2019 All Japan Amateur Pancrase Winner

2020 Featherweight Neo Blood Tournament 2nd Round
Yuto Inoue (Paraestra Kakogawa, 4-0) vs. Darani Date (Team Date, 8-8-1)

*Cancelled bout: Ryusei Teramoto (withdrawn) vs. Takuya Saito (bye to next round)*

2020 Bantamweight Neo Blood Tournament 2nd Round
Mutsuki Miyajima (Krazy Bee, 1-0) vs. Hiroki Otani (Pancrasism Yokohama, 1-5)

1st Round
Hayato “Suneo” Tanaka (Ash, 1-1) vs. Masashi Michibata (Striking Gym Ares, debut)

2020 Flyweight Neo Blood Tournament 2nd Round
Kenji Nakayama (Freedom@Oz, debut) vs. Terunari Inoue (Paraestra Kakogawa, 4-3)

1st Round
Yuki Tashiro (Paraestra Chiba, 2-7) vs. Kazumasa Tsubouchi (Cobra Kai MMA Dojo, 0-1)

1st Round
Daiki Nishimura (Alliance, 2-1) vs. Ryoichi Kitagawa (Cobra Kai MMA Dojo, 0-2)

2020 Strawweight Neo Blood Tournament 2nd Round
Keito Yamakita (Reversal Gym Shinjuku Me-We, 1-0) vs. Kota Sahara (Wizard MMA Gym, 1-0)

1st Round
Kousuke Horiuchi (Brightness Monma Dojo, debut) vs. Daiki Asahina (Brave, 2-2-1)

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