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Kaneaki Watanabe vs. Hiroyasu Sakurai

Preliminary Card | Featherweight · 66 kg | MMA

Hiroyasu Sakurai defeats Kaneaki Watanabe via 3 Round Decision

Hiroyasu Sakurai
Kaneaki Watanabe

Sakurai
Decision
Round 3

0-0-0   Pro Record At Fight   5-6-0
Climbed to 1-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 5-7
Jp Japan   Nationality   Jp Japan
Japan   Fighting out of   Nerima, Tokyo, Japan
24 years, 8 months, 2 days   Age at Fight   33 years, 2 months, 2 days
5'9" (176cm)   Height   5'9" (175cm)
NEVER QUIT   Gym   Paraestra Tokyo
Pancrase 298
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Pancrase 298
  • Date: Sunday 08.05.2018 at 03:15 AM ET
  • Referee:
  • Venue: Studio Coast
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 4 of 14)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 66 kg (145.1 lbs)
  • TV Commentary:
  • Broadcast:
  • Post-Fight Interviewer:
  • Watanabe Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Sakurai Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Watanabe vs. Sakurai Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 68  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Watanabe
28%
Sakurai
72%

Event Discussion

Gregory
Gregory

08.05.2018 | 8:23 PM ET

Probably just a day or two on this event. Lots of events being covered by different editors around the world, so it varies a little bit.
Bigbadbrybry
Bigbadbrybry

08.06.2018 | 12:57 PM ET

Yeah this was very entertaining card! 10 finishes out of 14 fights! Fun stuff! And 3 decisions were in 3 straight fights! Very hard to predict winners for me in these events.. maybe I’ll get better after following it closer now, but ****, all of their names sound the same so it’s hard to remember from one event to the next who was good!! 
maneceel96
maneceel96

08.06.2018 | 5:13 PM ET

If you only watch the UFC then watching Pancrase can be a little shocking. Obviously, the competition level is not as high, as I learned first hand lol

I predicted Yuta Miyaza to win, because of the high percentage of votes, and he got knocked out in 16 seconds........... 

I picked Tatsuya Watanabe, once again, because of the high ratings and he got outwrestled by a guy that was 1-2 going in. 

Every person I picked was based on their percentage and not my knowledge. 

The lesson that I learned was that, with these regional scenes, just like the UFC, they have the heavy hitters but the bottom really is the bottom and it's hard to pick a fight when one guy is 1-3 and the other is 2-3 so picking can be risky, if you care about your record.

I'm really looking for Cage Warriors 96 next.



* Edited at 08.06.2018, 5:13 PM ET *

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