Pancrase 44: Alive 7 – Yuki Kondo vs Semmy Schilt

Pancrase 44: Alive 7, a mixed martial arts event, took place on Monday, June 30, 1997, at Hakata Star Lanes in Hakata, Japan. The event was part of the Pancrase series, a renowned MMA promotion based in Japan, known for its high-quality fights and top-tier fighters.

The main event of the evening was a thrilling bout between Yuki Kondo and Semmy Schilt. Kondo, a seasoned fighter with a record of 12-3-1, faced off against Schilt, who had a record of 4-4 at the time. The fight was a grueling contest, with both fighters showcasing their skills and determination. Ultimately, Kondo emerged victorious, winning the fight by unanimous decision after a 20-minute round.

Another notable fight of the evening was between Bas Rutten and Takaku Fuke. Rutten, hailing from the Netherlands and fighting out of Eindhoven, Holland, was a formidable opponent with a record of 21-4-1. His opponent, Fuke, was a Japanese fighter with a record of 14-16-1. The fight ended with Rutten defeating Fuke via submission at 4:28 of Round 1, improving his record to 22-4-1.

The event also featured other exciting fights, including a match between Masakatsu Funaki and Wes Gassaway. Funaki, with a record of 28-7, defeated Gassaway, who had a record of 6-3, via an ankle lock submission in the first round.

Pancrase 44: Alive 7 was a testament to the spirit and skill of the fighters, as well as the excitement and unpredictability that makes mixed martial arts such a captivating sport. The event showcased the best of Pancrase and set the stage for future events in the series. The thrilling main event between Yuki Kondo and Semmy Schilt, along with the other high-stakes fights, made Pancrase 44: Alive 7 a night to remember for MMA fans around the world.


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