Preview: Pancrase 2010 Passion Tour (Feb.7.2010)
Pancrase 2010 Passion Tour takes place on February 7th, 2010 from the Differ Ariake Arena. Two “King of Pancrase” titles will be up for grabs when Mitsuhisa Sunabe (11-5-3) defends his Flyweight K.O.P. against Kiyotaka Shimizu (4-3-1). Sunabe is unbeaten in his last three fights, with his last victory coming over Isao Hirose (6-1-0) back in October. The challenger Shimizu, is coming off a defeat at the hands of Mamoru Yamaguchi at “Shooto – Revolutionary Exchanges 3” last November.
In a battle for the intern Middleweight K.O.P., Yuki Kondp (50-23-7) will face Takenori Sato (9-6-5). Kondo went 1-0-1 last year after a tough 2008, when we has just 1-4 (including back to back losses in Sengoku). Takenori Sato was undefeated in Pancrase last year, going 2-0-1 but is coming off a recent loss to Joe Doerksen at Sengoku – Tenth Battle in September ’09.
Shingo Suzuki (3-2-1) will take on Kengo Ura (7-5-1) in #1 contender match for the Welterweight K.O.P. Shingo Suzuki has won his past two fights, and only lost one out of four matches throughout 2009. Kengo Ura fought and won twice in the United States last year before returning to Pancrase and drawing with current Welterweight K.O.P Takuya Wada back in October.
Pancrase Passion Tour 2010
Place: Differ Ariake Arena
Date: February 7th, 2010
[ ★ Middleweight ★ 2R x 5min ]
Ryuji Ohori (3-5-0) vs. Hoon Kim
1st Flyweight King of Pancrase Title Match: Mitsuhisa Sunabe vs. Takuya Eizumi (June 7th, 2009 – Pancrase – Changing Tour 3)
Highlight reel of Yuki Kondo from Pride, UFC, and Pancrase