Pancrase returned to UFC Fight Pass on Sunday, Mar. 13, for Pancrase 276. The show at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan featured the welterweight King of Pancrase championship among former champions and UFC veterans on the 10-fight main card.
In the main event, welterweight King of Pancrase Shingo Suzuki put his title on the line for the first time against former Shooto Pacific Rim middleweight champion Akihiro Murayama. The champion sought out his revenge against Murayama, the man who last defeated him. Murayama stopped Suzuki in his tracks to begin his own three-fight winning streak.
In the co-main event, the ‘Japan vs Brazil’ series finished when Rildeci “Escorpião” Lima Dias attempted to extend his winning streak to nine against top Japanese flyweight contender, Yuki Yasunaga. Bellator title challenger Rafael “Morcego” Silva took on Pancrase 61-kilogram Neo-blood tournament champion Shohei “Convoy” Masumizu. In the opening bout of the three-fight ‘Japan vs Brazil’ series, UFC veteran Luiz “Besouro” Dutra Jr. took on Japanese prospect Hiroyuki Tezuka, who replaced the originally scheduled WEC veteran Hiromitsu Miura.
Pancrase 276 aired live on UFC Fight Pass at 1 a.m. ET.
Akihiro Murayama def. Shingo Suzuki by TKO (ground and pound). Round 4, 3:33 – for welterweight title
Yuki Yasunaga def. Rildeci Lima Dias by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Rafael Silva def. Shohei Masumizu by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 1, 2:58
Luiz Dutra Jr def. Hiroyuki Tetsuka by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Daichi Kitakata def. Shinya Murofushi by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Hidekazu Fukushima def. Daiki Gojima by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Tadahiro Harada def. Shunichi Shimizu by submission (triangle-armbar). Round 2, 2:10
Toshinori Tsunemura def. Yuki Baba by knockout (left cross). Round 1, 0:29
Takafumi Ato def. Toshio Mitani by unanimous decision
Atsushi Ueda def. Akihito Hara by unanimous decision
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