Pancrase 335: Ryo Takagi Triumphs in Main Event

Mixed martial arts enthusiasts were treated to a thrilling display of combat at Pancrase 335, which took place on July 8, 2023, in Tokyo, Japan. The event featured a total of eight professional MMA bouts, showcasing a blend of striking, grappling, and ground fighting that has come to define the sport since its inception.

The main event of the evening saw Ryo Takagi secure a decisive victory over Hirotaka Nakada with a knockout just over two minutes into the first round. This impressive finish elevated Takagi’s professional record to 6-1, marking him as a rising star in the featherweight division. The co-main event also ended in a knockout, with Ken Asuka defeating Ryohei Kobayashi in the first round, advancing his record to 16-4.

Pancrase, a pioneer in the MMA scene, has been a staple in the sport since its early days, with its first event taking place in Japan in September 1993. The promotion has been instrumental in the development of MMA, providing a platform for fighters to showcase their skills and compete at the highest level.

The event also featured a notable bout between Sayako Fujita and Miyu Anami, where Fujita emerged victorious via unanimous decision after three rounds. This win improved Fujita’s professional record and demonstrated her prowess in the atomweight division.

Pancrase 335 continued the tradition of delivering high-octane MMA action to fans worldwide. With a mix of knockouts and technical battles, the event highlighted the diverse skill sets and competitive spirit of its athletes. As the sport of MMA continues to grow in popularity, Pancrase remains a key player in promoting exciting and high-quality fights.


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