Pancrase 336: Michinori Tanaka Triumphs in Main Event Showdown

Pancrase 336, a thrilling mixed martial arts event, took place on Sunday, July 9, 2023, at the New Pier Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The event was broadcasted via Internet PPV and featured eight exciting bouts that kept the audience on the edge of their seats.

The main event of the evening was a gripping contest between Michinori Tanaka and Sindile Manengela. Tanaka, a seasoned fighter with a record of 16-4 before the fight, faced off against Manengela, who had a record of 8-9. The fight was a professional bout with three rounds of five minutes each. After a grueling contest, Tanaka emerged victorious, defeating Manengela by unanimous decision after three rounds. This victory improved Tanaka’s record to 17-4, while Manengela’s record fell to 8-10.

The co-main event of the evening featured a showdown between Ryuichiro Sumimura and Shigeaki Kusayanagi. Both fighters showed great skill and determination, but it was Sumimura who emerged victorious. He defeated Kusayanagi via unanimous decision after three rounds, improving his record to 21-8-1, while Kusayanagi’s record fell to 9-13-4.

The main card also featured other exciting bouts. Ryosuke Noda finished Hiroki Uematsu with a TKO due to a front kick and punches in the first round. Naoki Hirata also secured a TKO victory over Yoshito Itokawa in the second round with a flurry of elbows and punches. Toki Matsui defeated Tomoki Otsuka via unanimous decision after three rounds, and Mitsuhiro Takagi won against Haruki Kawakita via split decision after three rounds.

The event also saw two quick finishes. Emiko Raika finished Kei Nagisa with punches in the first round, and Shogo Sato finished Takehiro Ito with punches in the first round as well.

Pancrase 336 was a testament to the skill, determination, and resilience of the fighters. The event showcased the best of mixed martial arts, with each bout offering a unique blend of strategy, technique, and raw power. The fighters not only displayed their physical prowess but also their mental toughness, proving once again why Pancrase is one of the leading MMA promotions in the world.


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