On Sunday, Feb. 4, Pancrase traveled to the Shinkiba Studio Coast in Tokyo, Japan, for Pancrase 293.

In the main event of the evening, flyweight King of Pancrase champion Senzo Ikeda defended his title for the first time against 22-year-old Japanese prospect Yuya Wakamatsu, who had won nine straight including eight by way of knockout.

In the night’s main card action, Bellator veteran Ricardo Tirloni met former Pancrase lightweight tournament finalist Akira Okada, Japan’s Ayaka Miura returned against TOP FC title challenger Ye Dam Seo and former UFC and Pride FC fighter Akihiro Gono took on Kyohei Wakimoto.

The event aired live at 1:30 a.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass and Ameba TV (Japan).

Senzo Ikeda def. Yuya Wakamatsu by knockout. Round 5 – flyweight title
Akira Okada def. Ricardo Tirloni by unanimous decision
Ayaka Miura def. Ye Dam Seo by split decision
Shohei Masumizu def. Toru Ogawa by unanimous decision
Glaico França def. Hiroyuki Tetsuka by split decision
Takayo Hashi def. Bárbara Acioly by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:20
Akihiro Gono def. Kyohei Wakimoto by split decision
Masayuki Kikuiri def. Yutaka Kobayashi by unanimous decision
Toshiya Takashima def. Takafumi Ato by unanimous decision
Yasuhiro Kawamura def. Daiki Gojima by submission (triangle choke). Round 2, 2:25
Taiyo Hayashi def. Shuichi Kanda by unanimous decision

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