Rafael Silva vs. Yuto Hokamura booked for Pancrase 307

Rafael Silva at Pancrase 303. Photo: .

Rafael Silva will defend his Pancrase bantamweight title for the first time on 21 July, when the promotion returns to Studio Coast in Tokyo.

The Brazilian cemented his position at the top of the Pancrase bantamweight division with a sensational first-round finish of Kenta Takizawa at Pancrase 303.

He will now face rising star Yuto Hokamura, a Japanese veteran who comes into the bout riding a four-fight win streak.

Pancrase 307

In his latest run, Hokamura (12-7-2) finished all four opponents via TKO, the latest being Toshinori Tsunemura, who he put away in the first round at Pancrase 304.

No other bouts have been announced for Pancrase 307, but the promotion will have two events leading up to 21 July.

Later this month a featherweight title reunification bout between champion Nazareno Malegarie and interim champ Isao Kobayashi will headline Pancrase 305.


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