Completed MMA & Kickboxing Event

Pancrase 257: Last Fight In The Ring

Pancrase 257
  • Sunday 03.30.2014 at 02:00 AM ET
  • Promotion: Pancrase
  • Ownership: Masakazu Sakai
  • Venue: Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
  • Location: Yokohama, Japan
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • MMA Bouts: 13
  • Kickboxing Bouts: 1
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts


  • Masato Fukuda
    Kobayashi vs. Hironaka (15)Nakajima vs. Cesar (9)DeLumeau vs. Baba (7)
  • Hirokazu Takamoto
    Shimizu vs. Yamamoto (14)Yamaguchi vs. Ogawa (1)
  • Yoshinori Umeki
    Kondo vs. Naruse (12)Ishikawa vs. Sato (10)
  • Ryogaku Wada
    Gonçalves vs. Murayama (11)Oyama vs. Kong (4)
  • Kenichi Serizawa
    Takahashi vs. Silva (8)Chikano vs. Kanomata (6)
  • Yuichi Taniuchi
    Ushiku vs. Shimamura (3)
  • Junichi Ota
    Ono vs. Masumizu (2)

Fight Predictions

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Pancrase 257 Wiki

This event marked the last time that Pancrase's iconic ring will be used as they are switching to a cage and Unified Rules. 

The event featured the finals of their ill fated Bantamweight tourney which crowned Taichi Nakajima the champ when he KO'd Marcio Cesar with a spinning back kick. 

Also featured was a bout billed as the original RINGS vs original Pancrase in Naruse vs Kondo. Kondo won by majority decision. 

The co-main event saw Kiyotaka Shimizu defend his Super Flyweight (126 lbs) King of Pancrase title by defeating Atsushi Yamamoto via soccerkick KO. 

The main event featured a cross promotion super fight between Lightweight King of Pancrase Isao Kobayashi and Shooto World Lightweight champion Kuniyoshi Hironaka. Isao would give the ring a fitting farewell by winning via soccerkick.

Last updated 04.02.2014, 3:17 PM ET
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