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Shooto Vs. Pancrase! The First 4

Another interesting development currently taking place in Japanese MMA is long time rivals Shooto and Pancrase finally promoting fights between their fighters.

Fights might have already taken place in Pancrase, but at Shooto Revolutionary Exchanges 3 on November 23rd, the first four Pancrase vs. Shooto fights in Shooto will happen.

In a Middleweight fight Takuya Wada (P) will face Shiko Yamashita (S), in a Lightweight fight Kotetsu Boku (S) takes on Yukio Sakaguchi (P) who has stepped in for Koji Oishi, in a Bantamweight fight Mamoru (S) will battle the rising Kiyotaka Shimizu (P), and in a women’s fight Megumi Fujii (S) will look to stay undefeated against Windy Tomomi (P).

Shooto will most likely take most of the wins in the four fights but it’s a very fun and historic development taking place right now.

  1. wentz
    November 16, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Is this a WVR sponsored vs. a FEG sponsored event?

    I know people rarely wonder who owns what in MMA (they like their facades, “president dana white,” etc), but do you know who sponsors Shooto?

    I also heard Josh Barnett is going to FEG to set up a Fedor fight in February. Could be made up though. It was posted on mmarecap.com, which I’ve never heard of.

  2. kawa's boy toy
    November 16, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    why would it be sponsored by FEG or WVR?

  3. Nelson
    November 16, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    wentz :
    I know people rarely wonder who owns what in MMA (they like their facades, “president dana white,” etc), but do you know who sponsors Shooto?

    Shooto announces the sponsoring promoter/gym for each show, but pro Shooto in Japan is almost entirely run by Sustain and the International Shooto Commission, both of which are headed by Kazuhiro Sakamoto. The “Revolutionary Exchanges” series (and most “big” Shooto shows) are by Sustain, for instance.

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