On Sunday, Nov. 12, Pancrase returned to Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan, for Pancrase 291.

In the night’s main event, middleweight King of Pancrase Ryo Kawamura put his title on the line against Yuki Niimura. In their prior meeting, Kawamura stopped Niimura with a punch in the second frame to win the vacant belt at Pancrase 281.

The event aired live at 1 a.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.

Yuki Niimura def. Ryo Kawamura by knockout (punch). Round 3 -for middleweight title
Masakatsu Ueda def. Alan Yamaniha by submission (straight armlock). Round 3, 4:52
Alexandre Cirne def. Kenta Takizawa by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 2
Kenta Takagi def. Takaaki Nara by split decision
Issei Tamura def. Takumi Suzuki by unanimous decision
Aziz Pahrudinov def. Kenichiro Togashi by unanimous decision
Yojiro Uchimura def. Daniel Requiejo by TKO (knee and punches). Round 3
Hidekazu Fukushima def. Tadahiro Harada by submission (triangle-armbar). Round 3
Toshinori Tsunemura def. Tetsuya Yamamoto by unanimous decision
Yoshinori Horie def. Katsushi Sugiyama by unanimous decision
Shuichi Kanda def. Yasuhiro Kawamura by unanimous decision

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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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