King of Pancrase Ishiwatari fights with respect to opponent.



Place:Differ Ariake
Start 15:00 / End 20:55

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PANCRASE287 took place on 28th May 2017 at FULL HOUSE of Differ Ariake.


A fighter should prepare well, make weight for the fight and should fight with best condition and his/her highest skill. It’s a fighter’s life and the champion is the top of these fighters.

Shintaro Ishiwatari… Current bantam-weight King of PANCRASE… he has nickname and it is “KING” because he acts as a “KING” and has an atmosphere of “KING”.

Of course he’d well prepared for this fight and the opponent Rafael Silva did the same. Before the fight at the championship title-match signing ceremony Ishiwatari expressed the respect for Rafael (his well-prepared, acting as a sportsman etc…). Ishiwatari said “The opponent Rafael Silva is the winner of Bellator tournament 2013 winner and I think he is the strongest challenger. I will fight with the respect to him.”.

At 1st and 2nd round Rafael used strong low kicks, tackles and takedowns… They were very strong pressure to Ishiwatari… And he got these 2 rounds with “10-9” from all judge-person. But from 3rd round Ishiwatari started to take offensive with strong punches and takedowns at scramble-phase. At the final round finally Ishiwatari got Rafael’s back and threw punches to the grounded Rafael. Ishiwatari won this fight.

After the fight Champion Ishiwatari appealed strongly “I am current King of PANCRASE, Shintaro Ishiwatari!” He could show his world-class MMA skill to the world. He is always eyeing  UFC and world MMA as well as Japanese MMA (RIZIN).


Shuri… 4-0 at PANCRASE and Krush kick-boxing champion took also Brazilian Kinberly Novaes from CM SYSTEM. At 1st round Shuri attacked with her punches and kicks as a main weapon but Kinberly was also good at striking. Before starting 2nd round all 3 judges expressed “10-9” to Kinberly. After hearing this result Shuri and her second decided to change the strategy from fighting with punches and kicks to fighting with Muay Thai clinch to use knee kicks.

This change was effective for this fight and Shuri won this fight.

Finally Shuri got the champion bele and expressed to her desire to fight at UFC.

Please see the face of her champion belt. What a beautiful RED gem on the Queen of PANCRASE belt is!



8th Fight (Bantam Weight King of PANCRASE Title Match: 5min x 5R)
Shintaro Ishiwatari (CAVE) VS Rafael Silva (ASTRA FIGHT TEAM)
Ishiwatari won by 5-0/Decision.
*Ishiwatari got ¥1,200,000- as WIN-BONUS with King of PANCARSE fight and International-Fight!


7th Fight (Straw Weight Queen of PANCRASE Title Match: 5min x 5R)
Shuri (VOS GYM) VS Kinberly Novaes (CM SYSTEM)
Shuri won by 5-0/Decision.
*Shuri got ¥200,000- as WIN-BONUS with Queen of PANCARSE fight and International-Fight!




Former UFC Fighter Hideki Kasuya (in Black) will fight Koyomi Matsushima at PANCRASE 290.



6th Fight (Feather Weight: 5min x 3R)
Hatsu Hioki (ALIVE) VS Hanzo Tanaka (Shooting Gym Yokohama)
Tanaka won by KO at 1R 0’14”.


5th Fight (Straw Weight: 5min x 3R)
Ayaka Miura (TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A) VS Thaiane Souza (CM SYSTEM)
No Contest at 1R 3’25”. (Miura Subbed by Kesa-Gatame but she over-weighted at weigh-in.)
*Ayaka over-weighted by 150g. (+400g at 1st Weigh-in and +150g at 2nd Weigh-in)


4th Fight (Fly Weight: 5min x 3R)
Yuya Wakamatsu (TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A) VS Takahiro Furumaki (PARAESTRA Hachiouji)
Wakamatsu won by TKO at 2R 2’27”.


3rd Fight (Bantam Weight: 5min x 3R)
Kenta Sakuma (PARAESTRA Kashiwa) VS Hidekazu Fukushima (BLOWS)
Sakuma won by 2-1/Decision.


2nd Fight (Light Weight: 5min x 3R)
Eiji Ishikawa (GRABAKA) VS Kenichiro Togashi (PARAESTRA Hiroshima)
Togashi won by 2-1/Decision.


1st Fight (Straw Weight:5min x 3R)
Takuya Eizumi (Sogo Kakuto-gi Dojo Bumon-Kai) VS Teppei Maeyama (AACC)
Maeyama won by 3-0/Decision.