Pancrase, one of the world’s longest running MMA promotions, returned to UFC Fight Pass on Sunday, Jan. 31, for Pancrase 275. The show at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo was the first to be featured on the UFC’s streaming service in 2016. The 11-fight main card featured the Pancrase debut of UFC veterans Hatsu Hioki and Rodolfo Rubio Perez.

In the main event, decorated Japanese featherweight Hioki returned from his eight-fight UFC stint to take on talented American prospect Kyosuke Yokoyama. Hioki, a Shooto vet, made his Pancrase debut against a fighter who had hit the hottest streak of his career. Hioki had lost five of his last six fights, making for two of the longest losing streaks of his storied career.

In the evening’s co-headliner, former PXC bantamweight champion Yusuke Yachi returned to Japan to defend his home country against The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America season one cast member Rodolfo Rubio Perez.

The rest of the UFC Fight Pass main card featured battles between Japan and Russia, Japan and Mexico, and Japan and Brazil. The fight card featured a bantamweight showdown between Japanese grappling great Masakatsu Ueda and young Mexican prospect Jose Alday. Kenta Takizawa, a 21-year-old Japanese prospect, took on talented Japanese-Brazilian Alan Yoshihiro Yamaniha.

Pancrase 275 aired live on UFC Fight Pass at 1 a.m. ET.

FULL RESULTS
Hatsu Hioki def. Kyosuke Yokoyama by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1
Yusuke Yachi def. Rodolfo Rubio Perez by unanimous decision
Masakatsu Ueda def. Jose Alday by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3
Alan Yoshihiro Yamaniha def. Kenta Takizawa by TKO (ground and pound). Round 2
Bislan Etleshev def. Kenta Takagi by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2
Sergey Martynov def. Hikaru Sato by TKO (ground and pound). Round 1
Bayzet Khatkhokhu def. Shunpei Ota by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1
Kosuke “CORO” Terashima def. Shuichi Kanda by unanimous decision
Yuki Nakahara def. Yusuke Kawanago by TKO (punches). Round 1
Hiroaki Ijima def. Naoyuki Kato by unanimous decision
Genpei Hayashi def. Atsushi Ueda by unanimous decision

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and two amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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