Pancrase 271 Final Card: Kitaoka vs Tokudome!

Satoru Kitaoka (37-13-9) DEEP Lightweight Champion is on a 5-Fight winning streak, which includes wins over: UFC Veteran Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Richie Whitson, and Prodigy of “The Fireball Kid” Akira Okada, who will look to capture the vacant Pancrase Lightweight Title. He also has notable wins over: Kurt Pellegrino, Carlos Condit, Paul Daley, Kazunori Yokota, Eiji Mitsuoka, Takanori Gomi, Katsunori Kikuno, & Daisuke Nakamura.

Kitaoka’s opponent will be UFC Veteran Kazuki Tokudome (14-6-1) who is on a 2-Fight win streak which includes notable opponents in: Yoshihiro Koyama & UFC Veteran JJ Ambrose after his UFC stint (1-3). This’ll be both fighters chance to capture the Lightweight Title and possibly move on to either Bellator or the UFC.

For the co-main event: Hiromitsu Miura (9-6) is returning to MMA after his Boxing Career (going 9-0) and haitus after his loss at WEC 38 to Edgar Garcia and his Fight of the Night bout with Carlos Condit at WEC 35. Originally suppose to return on August 9th, 2015 at Pancrase 269 before tearing his Ligament, he will finally face Toshikazu Suzuki (8-4-1) in his return bout after almost 6 years.

Hiroyuki Oshiro (5-2-2) will be returning to Pancrase after his loss against Akiyo Nishiura from The Road to the UFC: Japan against Daiki Gojima (8-3-2).

Mitsuhisa Sunabe (25-7-4) will defend his Strawweight Title against Hiroyuki Abe (13-7), Sunabe has wins over: Takafumi Ito (Lightweight), Kiyotaka Shimizu, Hiroyuku Abe, Takuya Eizumi, & Rambaa Somdet.

Rest of the Card:

  • Takuya Eizumi (15-15-3) vs Shinya Murofushi (10-4-1) [Strawweight]
  • Yuki Baba (11-6) vs Luis Nogueira (19-4-1) [Bantamweight],
  • Kazushi Sugiyama (8-5-1) vs Yuki Nakahara (5-4) [Featherweight],
  • Masatatsu Ueda (6-1-1) vs Rildeci Lima Dias (19-2) [Flyweight]
  • Senzo Ikeda (6-5-1) vs Nobuki Fujii (12-6-3) [Flyweight]
  • Juntaro Ami (8-8-1) vs Atsushi Ueda (14-10-8) [Lightweight]
  • Akitoshi Tamura (19-16-2) vs Kyosuke Yokoyama (4-3) [Featherweight]
  • Masakatsu Ueda (19-4-2) vs Fabiano Silva (26-6-1) [Bantamweight]
  • Yuki Kondo (58-30-9) vs Kenji Kawaguchi (14-6-4) [Openweight]

-Chris

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