Pancrase: Truth 10 – Funaki vs Delucia

Pancrase: Truth 10, an event that took place on December 15, 1996, was a night of thrilling Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) action. The event was held at the Japanese Martial Arts Building in Tokyo, Japan, and featured seven exciting bouts.

The main event of the evening was a clash between Masakatsu Funaki and Jason Delucia. Funaki, a seasoned fighter with a record of 26 wins and 6 losses, was looking to add another victory to his impressive record. Delucia, on the other hand, entered the ring with a record of 17 wins and 10 losses. The fight ended with Funaki defeating Delucia via TKO due to a leg injury in the first round, just 7 minutes and 49 seconds into the fight. This victory elevated Funaki’s record to 27 wins and 6 losses.

Another notable fight of the evening was between Guy Mezger and Yuki Kondo. Mezger, who had a record of 9 wins, 4 losses, and 2 draws, faced off against Kondo, who had a record of 7 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw. After a grueling 20-minute round, Mezger emerged victorious, defeating Kondo by decision due to lost points.

The fight card also included a bout between Kiuma Kunioku and Frank Shamrock. Kunioku, with a record of 5 wins, 3 losses, and 2 draws, was up against Shamrock, who had a record of 11 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw. After a 20-minute round, Kunioku was declared the winner by unanimous decision.

Other fights of the night included Ryushi Yanagisawa submitting Jack McGlaughlin via a twister submission in the first round, Semmy Schilt defeating Osami Shibuya by majority decision, Takaku Fuke submitting Jong Wang Kim via a rear-naked choke, and Keiichiro Yamamiya defeating Wes Gassaway by unanimous decision.

Pancrase: Truth 10 was a night of intense MMA action that showcased the skills and determination of the fighters. The event was a testament to the spirit of Pancrase, a promotion that has been at the forefront of the MMA scene in Japan. The thrilling fights and the athletes’ display of skill and tenacity left an indelible mark on the fans and contributed to the rich history of Pancrase.


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