On Sunday, Aug. 5, Pancrase held its 298th event from Studio Coast in Tokyo, Japan.

In the night’s main event, the strawweight Queen of Pancrase was crowned when legendary Japanese women’s MMA pioneer Emi Fujino took on Brazilian Viviane Araujo, who was coming off of a big win against Ayaka Miura at Pancrase 290. Fujino, 37, had won four straight, including a decision victory over Invicta FC competitor Sharon Jacobson.

Also, talented Muay Thai fighter turned MMA prospect Loma Lookboonmee looked for her second professional win when she meets fellow striker Hana “Date” Yamada.

The event aired live at 3:00 a.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.

Viviane Araujo def. Emi Fujino by TKO (stoppage). Round 3, 0:19 – strawweight queen of pancrase title
Loma Lookboonmee def. Hana “DATE” Yamada by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:32
Ryo Hatta def. Marcus Amaral by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 1:48
Yuki Niimura def. Genpei Hayashi by technical decision. Round 3
Taiki Akiba def. Yusuke Ogikubo by knockout (punches). Round 1, 3:40
Yuta Sato def. Juntaro Ushiku by unanimous decision
Yojiro Uchimura def. Vitor Toffanelli by knockout (head kick). Round 1, 2:12
Hiroyuki Tetsuka def. Toshikazu Suzuki by TKO (punches) 3, 1:18
Teppei Maeyama def. Toshiya Takashima by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:29
Tatsuyuki Nakamura def. Yuki Yasunaga by unanimous decision
Hiroyasu Sakurai def. Kaneaki Watanabe by unanimous decision
Yohei Misawa def. Tatusya Watanabe by unanimous decision
Kento Mizutani def. Kazuho Ikeda by submission (armbar). Round 3, 0:23
Takafumi Ato def. Yuta Miyazawa by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:15

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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 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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