Pancrase added three more fight cards for the upcoming "Progressive Tour" show at Differ Ariake.
One of those three fights is women's bout, and a 17-year old Shino VanHoose will take on Sadae "Manhoef" in a super-strawweight bout.
VanHoose has been fighting in Pancrase and Jewels shows with a nickname "Beautiful Girl Warrior". She won a pro debut in Jewels then one another fight in Pancrase. However, back in Jewels, in May of this year, she lost to Kikuyo Ishikawa via unanimous decision, then on July 1st, VanHoose was submitted by Mina Kurobe in a catch-wrestling rules.
Her opponent's real last name is, obviously, not Manhoef. That is just her ring name. She is Japanese and her last name is Suzunuma. After fighting in DEEP and Jewels, "Manhoef" signed with Pancrase last year, then went toe-to-toe with WINDY Tomomi but lost by decision. She went back to DEEP and got a win then went to Jewels scored another W. And now, a veteran from Dokonjonosuke Mishima's team Cobra-kai is back, looking for her first win in Pancrase.
VanHoose struggled on her feet against Ishikawa therefore we can expect her to try to take this fight to the ground. However the opponent's ring name is "Manhoef" and needless to say, this tells that she is a heavy striker. And this means this one is a classic battle between young good looking up and coming grappler and striker with heavy and quick hands.
Two other fights added were a light-heavyweight bout and super-flyweight bout.
"Animal" Anzai decided to get rid of "Animal" and now back to his real name Shinsho Anzai. He also changed team to TEAM CLIMB and will take on Lee Han Geun from Korea at 205 lbs. And the 125 lbs is between Yuki Ueshima from BRAVE and Goro Kobayashi from GOKITA GYM.
PROGRESS TOUR- All eyes on Yuki Kondo
At Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Saturday, November 10th, 2012
Doors Open - 14:15 / Fight Starts 15:30
*"Gate Fights" Begins at 15:00
Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):
Flyweight King of Pancrase Title Match - 5 min / 3R
Mitsuhisa Sunabe (Japan / TEAM reversal) vs. Masakazu Utsuki (Japan / Paraestra Furukawa)
Bantamweight King of Pancrase Title Match - 5 min / 3R
J-taro Takita (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishukai Tokyo Headquarters) vs. Taichi Nakajima (Japan / Paraestra Tokyo)
Super-Flyweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Atsushi Yamamoto (Japan / KRAZY BEE) vs. Yasutaka Koga (Japan / Lotsu Setagaya)
Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Yoshiaki "Bancho" Takahashi (Japan / Paraestra Hachiouji) vs. Edward "Falo" Faaloloto (USA / Freelance)
Lightweight Bout 5 min / 2R
Hiroki Nagaoka (Japan / DOBUITA) vs. Kota Okazawa (Japan / Nova Uniao Japan)
Flyweight Bout 5 min / 2R
"Kirihito" Kodama (Japan / Paraestra Tokyo) vs. Toshiteru Ishii (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishu-kai Yokohama Dojo)
Welterweight Bout - 5 min / 2R
Yuki Kondo (Japan / Pancrase-ism) vs. Kosei Kubota (Japan / Sakaguchi Dojo)
Welterweight Bout 5 min / 2R
"Let's" Gota (Japan / MMA Dojo Cobra-kai) vs. So "MAX" (Japan / Freelance)
Athena Rules Super-Strawweight Bout 5 min / 2R
Shino VanHoose (Japan / Paraestra Hachiouji) vs Sadae "Manhoef" (Japan / MMA Dojo Cobra-kai)
Light-heavyweight Bout 5 min / 2R
Shinsho Anzai (Japan / TEAM CLIMB) vs Lee Han Geun (Korea / EXTREM COMBAT GYM)
Super-flyweight Bout 5 min / 2R
Yuki Ueshima (Japan / BRAVE) vs Goro Kobayashi (Japan / GOKITA GYM)
VIP - 12,000 yen / SS - 10,000 yen / A - 8,000 yen / B - 6,000 yen
*500 yen more at the door.
Report by Shu Hirata
Photo courtesy of GBR (gbring.com)