He is confirmed to fight in the upcoming Pancrase event at Differ Ariake.
In January, Kondo was overwhelmed by the powerful strikes of Kenji Nagai and lost via TKO in the second round. Needless to say but Kondo is way past his peak. He made a pro MMA debut back in January 1996 and this is year is his sixteenth year. In the official release Pancrase even admits Kondo is "approaching tail end of his fight career" therefore the marketing pitch here is. "Don't miss the last few fights of Kondo!"
Kondo's opponent is yet to be signed, and besides this, Pancrase had nothing else to announce in regards to this November 10th event which is just about two months away.
PROGRESS TOUR～All eyes on Yuki Kondo
Saturday, November 10th, 2012
Doors Open - 14:15 / Fight Starts 15:30
*"Gate Fights" Begins at 15:00
Yuki Kondo (Japan / Pancrase)
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 Pancrase (www.pancrase.co.jp)