Former Champ Akihiro Murayama To Face Masayuki Kikuiri At Pancrase 320

Pancrase is set to return on December 13th (PANCRASE)
Pancrase is scheduled to return with 22 fights on December 13th

Japanese MMA promotion Pancrase is scheduled to have their final event of the year on December 13th, presenting a 22-fight card from Studio Coast in Tokyo, Japan.

The card will have a start time of 2PM JST (12:00AM EST) and will have a Japanese feed available through pay-per-view. Per a press release from the promotion, details will follow about a potential broadcast in English.

Murayama To Face Kikuiri

Pancrase 320 is scheduled to have a main card of 11 bouts, with a main welterweight main event. 39-fight veteran Akihiro Murayama will fight Masayuki Kikuiri in the main event of the show.

Murayama snapped a two-fight losing streak in his last appearance, defeating veteran in his own right, Yuki Kondo, via decision. The former Welterweight King of Pancrase has won two bouts and lost three since dropping his belt in 2016.

Kikuiri enters the fight after two wins in 2020, defeating Yuta Nakamura and Kenta Takagi earlier in the year.

Kindaichi Returns From Absence Against Togashi

Lightweights Kenichiro Togashi and Kosuke Kindaichi will fight in the co-main event of the card. Togashi lost his last fight, dropping a split decision to Genpei Hayashi in September.

Kindaichi will look to build off his five-fight win streak which halted in 2018. Three of his five wins in the streak are from Pancrase cards.

Full Card

Pancrase will have a four-fight preliminary card, where they will crown their 2020 Neo Blood Tournament winners for the strawweight, flyweight, bantamweight and featherweight divisions.

The card is also scheduled to have seven bouts happen after the main event.


Bout 22: Hiroaki Harukawa (0-1) vs. Yuto Kimura (0-1) (Lightweight)

Bout 21: Daiki Nakada (1-1) vs. Atsushi Ueda (17-9-8) (Featherweight)

Bout 20: Yota Tatsunari (1-3) vs. Darani Date (4-6) (Featherweight)

Bout 19: Ryousuke Takasugi (1-3) vs. Seio Date (2-6) (Bantamweight)

Bout 18: Kisa Miyake (1-1) vs. Ryo Yazawa (1-0) (Bantamweight)

Bout 17: Toshiomi Kazama (1-1) vs. Nobuaki Yamamoto (1-3) (Bantamweight)

Bout 16: Yusei Kawakita (2-1) vs. Takuya Takahashi (9-5-2) (Flyweight)

Main Card

Bout 15: Akihiro Murayama (21-9-9) vs. Masayuki Kikuiri (6-1-1) (Welterweight)

Bout 14: Kenichiro Togashi (18-15-5) vs. Kosuke Kindaichi (9-2-2) (Lightweight)

Bout 13: Masatatsu Ueda (11-5) vs. Kohei Sugiyama (8-4) (Flyweight)

Bout 12: Ryo Hatta (13-6) vs. Tatsuki Ozaki (9-6) (Strawweight)

Bout 11: Ryo Asami (1-0) vs. Yusaku Hayashi (9-6-1) (Featherweight)

Bout 10: Yoko Higashi (4-2) vs. Nao Murayama (0-3) (Bantamweight)

Bout 9: Yuki Kosaka (15-6-2) vs. Jun Doi (18-8-1) (Bantamweight)

Bout 8: Yuji Arai (4-5) vs. Yura Naito (1-0) (Middleweight)

Bout 7: Yusuke Ogikubo (11-9) vs. Tatsuyuki Nakamura (7-8) (Flyweight)

Bout 6: Takafumo Ato (9-10) vs. Yusuke Uehara (16-13-3) (Strawweight)

Bout 5: Kazuma Maruyama (5-2) vs. Kota Shirakawa (0-0) (Lightweight)

Preliminary Card

Bout 4: Yuto Inoue (5-0) vs. Tatsuhiko Iwamoto (9-6-1) (2020 Neo Blood Featherweight Tournament Final)

Bout 3: Shuhei Noyama (5-1) vs. Rui Imura (3-0) (2020 Neo Blood Bantamweight Tournament Final)

Bout 2: Kenji Yamanaka (10-8-1) vs. Satoshi Date (9-12-7) (2020 Neo Blood Flyweight Tournament Final)

Bout 1: Keito Kawakita (1-0) vs. Taiga Tanimura (2-0) (2020 Neo Blood Strawweight Tournament Final)

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