PANCRASE - 04/01/2012: Oishi vs Isao for KOP Lightweight Title

Written by: Shu Hirata
2012-02-22
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Pancrase revealed first three fight cards of the April 1stshow.

King of Pancrase at the lightweight division, Koji Oishi, will defend his beltagainst ISAO from Sakaguchi Dojo. Oishi became champion in last May andsuccessfully defended his title twice however both of his title defenses endedup in a draw so he would be looking to finish the challenger in thisfight. ISAO faced Oishi back in April 2010 and lost but since then he wonfive straight fights including last year's lightweight GP which got him thisopportunity. Not only the revenge but also belt is on the line for ISAO.

In the other lightweight bout, Takafumi Ito, who is finally coming back after abouta year and half of absence from the ring, will take on a former welterweightKing of Pancrase URAKEN. URAKEN lost his welterweight belt a year ago and sincethen he dropped two fights in a row. Now at this lighter weight class, he islooking to get back into the winning track.

Third fight revealed was a women's bout between Happy Fukuko and Naomo Omuro.

PANCRASE 2012 PROGRESS TOUR
Sunday, April 1st, 2012
At Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan 
Doors Open - 14:45 / Fight Starts - 16:00 
*"Gate Fight" Starts - 15:15

Confirmed Cards (Subject to change):

Lightweight King of Pancraes Title MAtch 5 min / 3R
Koji Oishi (Japan /Pancrase-ism) vs. ISAO (Japan /Sakaguchi Dojo)

Lightweight Bout 5 min / 2R
Takafumi Itso (Japan /Pancrase-ism) vs. URAKEN (Japan /Team ura-ken) 

Athena Rules Minium-weight Bout 5 min / 2R
Happy Fukuko (Japan / MMA DojoCobra-kai) vs. Naoko Omuro (Japan /Wajyutsu Keishu-kai Tokyo Headquarters) 


Ticket Prices:
VIP - 12,000 yen / SS - 10,000 yen / A - 8,000 yen / B - 6,000 yen 
*500 yen more at the door.


Reportby Shu Hirata