Back in June, Mitsuhisa Sunabe turned Takuya Eizumi's lights out with a stunning left hand counter to become the inaugural Flyweight King of Pancrase. In just under two weeks, the 30-year-old veteran Pancrasist will make his first title defense against unbeaten Isao Hirose in the semi-main event of Pancrase's sixth "Changing Tour" show.
The promotion today released its full card and bout order for the show, and the main event will be a nostaglic middleweight scrap between Yuki Kondo and "The Pink Typhoon," Yuji Hisamatsu. On the undercard, old school meets new school when second-generation Shooto featherweight champ Masahiro "Jackal" Oishi tussles with Pancrase's first bantamweight king, Manabu Inoue, in a three-rounder.
The night also opens up with a fight to watch out for, as 4-0 judo convert Isao Kobayashi goes up against Hiroki "AB" Aoki, who's had a tough schedule so far in his young career but is only getting better.
Pancrase Changing Tour #6
October 25, 2009
#11 - Main Event - Middleweight - 3R x 5 min.
(50-23-6 / PANCRASEism)
(14-17-4 / Wajutsu Keishukai Tiger Place)
#10 - Flyweight King of Pancrase Title Match - 3R x 5 min.
(10-5-3 / freelance / champion)
(6-0 / Strapple / challenger)
#9 - Bantamweight - 3R x 5 min.
(7-5-1 / U.W.F Snakepit)
(19-12-7 / freelance)
#8 - Welterweight - 2R x 5 min.
(18-8-9, 1 NC / SK Absolute)
(7-4 / Team Ura-Ken)
#7 - Openweight - 2R x 5 min.
(9-10-3 / PANCRASEism)
(2-2 / SK Absolute)
#6 - Featherweight - 2R x 5 min.
(15-13-3 / PANCRASEism)
(13-5-3 / Paraestra Hachioji)
#5 - Featherweight - 2R x 5 min.
Tashiro "Akai" Nishiuchi
(12-5-9 / Nova Uniao Japan)
Jin Suk Jung
(3-2 / Paraestra Cheongju)
#4 - Light Heavyweight - 2R x 5 min.
(5-6-1 / Laughter7)
(6-3-2 / Yoshida Dojo)
#3 - Bantamweight - 2R x 5 min.
(7-2 / P's Lab Yokohama)
(4-2-1 / Bad Ass 13)
#2 - Flyweight - 2R x 5 min.
(5-2 / Bumon-kai MMA Dojo)
(3-2-1 / SK Absolute)
#1 - Lightweight - 2R x 5 min.
Hiroki "AB" Aoki
(3-2 / WK Suruga)
(4-0 / Sakaguchi Dojo)
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