PANCRASE announces first Cage event for May 11



Pancrase will be holding their final event in a ring this coming weekend, March 30, 2014, before moving on to a “global standard” rules change and cage format. The decagonal cage as devised by WSOF will be implemented at PANCRASE 258 on May 11.

Featured fighters on the card will be a Bantamweight title defense by King of Pancrase Shintaro Ishiwatari, Queen of Pancrase Rin Nakai, and Shootist Akitoshi Tamura. Tamura, the sixth Shooto Featherweight World Champion, is the latest cross-promotional fighter sharing sharing.

May 11, 2014
Differ Ariake Arena
Tokyo, Japan

King of Pancrase Bantamweight Defence
Shintaro Ishiwatari vs TBA

Rin Nakai vs TBA

Akitoshi Tamura vs TBA