On Sunday, Dec. 18, Pancrase returned to Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan for Pancrase 283.

In the evening’s main event, 37-year-old Mitsuhisa Sunabe put his strawweight title and 14-fight, five-year long winning streak on the line against Daichi Kitakata. Sunabe was last in action against Ryo Hatta at Pancrase 278 in June. The champion earned a third-round stoppage via elbows. Kitakata carried a three-fight winning streak of his own into the title affair, most recently stopping Suguru Hayasaka in July.

The event aired live at 1 a.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass and AmebaTV (Japan).

Mitsuhisa Sunabe def. Daichi Kitakata by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2 – for strawweight title
Isao Kobayashi def. Hiroyuki Takaya by unanimous decision
Marlon Sandro def. Koyomi Matsushima by knockout (elbows and punches). Round 1
Hiroshige Tanaka def. Yojiro Uchimura by unanimous decision
Genpei Hayashi vs. Valmir Lázaro – cancelled due to Lázaro unable to fight due to weight cut
Kazuma Maruyama def. Yutaka Kobayashi by split decision
Yoshinori Horie def. Kaneaki Watanabe by unanimous decision
Tatsuyuki Nakamura def. Kohei Sugiyama by split decision
Yu Kuwabara def. Yohei Misawa by unanimous decision
Takeshi Kasugai vs. Rogério Bontorin ruled a no contest
Takahiro Furumaki def. Ryuichi Miki by decision
Yuya Wakamatsu def. Yusuke Ogikubo by split decision
Seiji Ozuka def. Yuya Kodama by TKO (ground and pound). Round 2
Toshinori Tsunemura def. Ryo Yamaguchi by unanimous decision
Daiki Gojima def. Mizuki Sakomoto by knockout (slam). Round 3
Takashi Matsuoka def. Motoshi Miyaji by knockout (knee and punches). Round 3

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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 amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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