New champ Niimura gets his revenge over Kawamura


Date: 2017.11.12 (Sunday)
Place: Differ Ariake
Start 15:00 / End 20:30

Pancrase 291 took place at the Differ Ariake on 12 November where Yuki Niimura was crowned the new middleweight King of Pancrase with a win over his rival Rocky Kawamura.

Niimura lost against Kawamura last October and wanted revenge. The fight was an all-out battle with boxing and finally the champ fell down. After the fight the new champ Niimura thanked for the team member’s supporting.

“I could not have got this belt alone. I got this with all my team member’s effort,” he said.

In the semi final main event, former Shooto and ONE Championship fighter Masakatsu Ueda took on Brazilian and who has strong physical, Alan “Hiro” Yamaniha. The fight started out with a technical display of MMA and finally Ueda subbed Alan with a beautiful armbar at the end of the third round. Ueda showed his strength at this fight.

Young bantamweight star Kenta Takizawa took BFN, FWC and Shooto-Brazil fighter Alexandre Cirne. Takizawa wanted to show his strength as a world-class thru Cirne but Cirne’s striking was strong. Finally the referee stopped the fight.

Full results Pancrase 291

Middleweight Title Bout
Yuki Niimura def. Ryo Kawamura
TKO (Referee Stoppage) at 0:43 of R3

Bantamweight bout
Masakatsu Ueda def. Alan Yamaniha
Submission (armbar) at 4:52 of R3

Bantamweight bout
Alexandre Cirne def. Kenta Takizawa
TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 3:36 of R2

Welterweight bout
Kenta Takagi def. Takaaki Nara
Split Decision

Featherweight bout
Issei Tamura def. Takumi Suzuki
Unanimous Decision

Aziz Pahrudinov def. Kenichiro Togashi
Unanimous Decision


Yojiro Uchimura def. Daniel Requiejo
TKO (knee and punches) at 2:59 of R3
*Uchimura gets ¥150,000 win bonus

Hidekazu Fukushima def. Tadahiro Harada
Submission (armbar) at 0:31 of R3

Toshinori Tsunemura def. Tetsuya Yamamoto
Unanimous Decision

Featherweight bout
Yoshinori Horie def. Katsushi Sugiyama
Unanimous Decision

Bantamweight bout
Shuichi Kanda def. Yasuhiro Kawamura
Unanimous Decision