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Pancrase 25th Anniversary - The Greatest Fights

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09.18.2018 | 9:26 AM ET

Calling all JMMA aficionados and fight historians!

The 25th anniversary of the Pancrase organization is coming up and UFC Fight Pass will be commemorating the milestone by releasing a collection of the 25 greatest fights in the organization's history.

I can't give you a 100% guarantee, but I have it on good authority that if Tapology can help come up with some of its own favorite and best Pancrase fights, we can:

a) make a big influence on the collection
b) get some of the fights released for free

So dig into your memory banks and post a list of or any individual Pancrase fights you loved. Deadline is a couple days from now!!

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09.18.2018 | 9:46 AM ET

Bas Rutten vs Funaki. If impatient, skip to ~20:00 mark to see finishing sequence with a disgusting knee at the end.

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09.18.2018 | 10:55 AM ET

not exaclty going deep into the archive

but Niimura vs Kawamura from Pancrase 291, epic brawlicuffs!! - pre fight interview

* Edited at 09.18.2018, 10:56 AM ET *

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09.18.2018 | 8:12 PM ET

off the top of my head:

yuki kondo vs frank shamrock
ryo kawamura vs daniel acacio
yuki kondo vs akihiro gono
yuki kondo vs sanae kikuta
funaki vs rickson
rutten vs funaki

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09.18.2018 | 8:47 PM ET

Senzo Ikeda - Yuya Wakamatsu is a somewhat recent fight, but that fight was bananas from start to end.
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09.19.2018 | 9:31 PM ET

Not everything obviously, 25 years and 300+ events worth of fights would take forever to pick the best of but here's a good start

Senzo Ikeda vs Yuya Wakamatsu (Pancrase 293)
Yuki Kondo vs Kenji Kawaguchi (Pancrase 271)
Satoru Kitaoka vs Paul Daley (Blow 6)
Satoru Kitaoka vs Carlos Condit (Spiral 8)
Ryo Kawamura vs Fabio Silva (Rising 5)
Taichi Nakajima vs Marcio Cesar (Pancrase 257)
Ryushi Yanagisawa vs Paul Varelans (Alive 4)
Masakatsu Funaki vs Yuki Kondo (Alive 11)
Masakatsu Funaki vs Yuki Kondo (Alive 4)
Masakatsu Funaki vs Yuki Kondo (Truth 9)
Bas Rutten vs Frank Shamrock (Truth 5)
Bas Rutten vs Frank Shamrock (1995 Neo Blood Tournament Second Round)
Bas Rutten vs Frank Shamrock (King of Pancrase Tournament Opening Round)
Minoru Suzuki vs Manabu Yamada (King of Pancrase Tournament Second Round)
Takaku ***e vs Richard Saar (Eyes of Beast 1)
Katsuomi Inagaki vs Vernon White (Yes, We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 3)
Masakatsu Funaki vs Kazuo Takahashi (Yes, We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 4)
Masakatsu Funaki vs Bas Rutten (1996 Anniversary Show)
Ken Shamrock vs Kazuo Takahashi (Yes, We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 2)
Ryo Kawamura vs Yuki Niimura II (Pancrase 291)
Shinya Murofushi vs Mitsuhisa Sunabe (Pancrase 295)
Masakatsu Funaki vs Minoru Suzuki (Road to the Championship 5)
Eriya Matsuda vs Kenji Arai (Rising 5)
Jose Aldo vs Shoji Maruyama (2007 Neo-Blood Tournament Finals)
Carlos Condit vs Tatsunori Tanaka (Blow 9)
Josh Barnett vs Yuki Kondo (10th Anniversary Show)
Kiuma Kunioku vs Nate Marquardt (Spirit 9)
Yojiro Uchimura vs Vitor Toffanelli (Pancrase 298)
Hatsu Hioki vs Hiroyuki Takaya (Pancrase 290)
Kiyotaka Shimizu vs Atsushi Yamamoto (Pancrase 257)
Isao Kobayashi vs Kuniyoshi Hironaka (Pancrase 257)
Guy Delumeau vs Satoshi Inaba (Pancrase 279)
Shoji Maruyama vs Kenji Takeshige (Rising 4)
Shoji Maruyama vs Yuji Miyazaki (Blow 8)
Eriya Matsuda vs Takumi Yano (Rising 3)
Takuya Eizumi vs Ryota Sasaki (Shining 3)
Masaya Takita vs Manabu Inoue (Shining 3)
Kobus Huisamen vs Ryuji Nota (2004 Neo Blood Tournament Semifinals)
Kazuo Misaki vs Takaku ***e (Proof 6)
Hidetaka Monma vs Satoru Kitaoka (2002 Neo-Blood Tournament Second Round)
Takuya Eizumi vs Tokuaki Ninomiya (Changing Tour 1)
Ron Waterman vs Jun Ishii (Hybrid 9)
Tomomi Sunaba vs Yoko Hattori (2005 Neo Blood Tournament Semifinals)
Ryo Kawamura vs Daniel Acacio (Blow 7)
Yuki Kondo vs Sanae Kikuta (Hybrid 10)
Takafumi Ito vs Linson Simanjuntak (Hybrid 11)
Takafumi Ito vs Masakazu Kuramochi (Spiral 1)
Minoru Suzuki vs Katsuomi Inagaki (Yes, We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 1)
Ken Shamrock vs Masakatsu Funaki (Yes, We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 1)
Minoru Suzuki vs Ken Shamrock (Eyes of the Beast 4)
Masakatsu Funaki vs Minoru Suzuki (Road to the Championship 5)
Ken Shamrock vs Bas Rutten (Eyes of Beast 2)
Masakatsu Funaki vs Frank Shamrock (Eyes of Beast 2)
Frank Shamrock vs Takafumi Ito (1995 Anniversary Show)
Bas Rutten vs Minoru Suzuki (1995 Anniversary Show)
Frank Shamrock vs Masakatsu Funaki (Eyes of Beast 6)
Bas Rutten vs Jason Delucia (Truth 6)
Bas Rutten vs Osami Shibuya (1997 Anniversary Show)
Evan Tanner vs Ryushi Yanagisawa (Advance 12)
Yuki Kondo vs Kuma Kunioku (1999 Anniversary Show)
Genki Sudo vs Victor Hunsaker (Breakthrough 9)
Semmy Schilt vs Yuki Kondo (Breakthrough 10)
Genki Sudo vs Nate Marquardt (Breakthrough 11)
Kazuo Takahashi vs John Cronk (Breakthrough 11)
Sanae Kikuta vs Minoru Suzuki (Breakthrough 11)
Ian Freeman vs Bob Stines (2000 Neo Blood Tournament Opening Round)
Yuki Kondo vs Dan Theodore (2000 Neo Blood Tournament Opening Round)
Genki Sudo vs Craig Oxley (Trans 6)
Kazuo Misaki vs Takaku ***e (Proof 6)
Takumi Yano vs Kenichi Sato (Spirit 5)
Ikuhisa Minowa vs Chris Lytle (Breakthrough 11)
Shintaro Ishiwatari vs Nobuhiro Yo****ake (Pancrase 246)
Sotaro Yamada vs Kiichi Kunimoto (Shining 1)
Glaico Franca vs Takashi Sato (Pancrase 297)
Rin Nakai vs Kyoko Kimura (Progress Tour 6)
Rin Nakai vs Brenda Gonzales (Pancrase 247)
Shinsho Anzai vs Ryo Kawamura (Pancrase 259)
Seiya Kawahara vs Yuki Yamasawa (Shining 1)
Seiya Kawahara vs Yuta Numakura (Progress Tour 3)
Yuya Wakamatsu vs Mamoru Yamaguchi (Pancrase 297)

* Edited at 09.19.2018, 9:33 PM ET *

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09.19.2018 | 11:16 PM ET

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09.20.2018 | 8:54 AM ET

Bas is GOAT

Literally any fight Bas Rutten was in was entertaining

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09.20.2018 | 7:27 PM ET

How DARE you not put Bleeding Heart JUNTARO vs. Neo Pancrase HARA on your list @Live2Wrestle!
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09.21.2018 | 9:28 PM ET

I've been off the grid for a week cause of hurricane Florence, but now that I'm back, as soon as I find the energy I'll make a list. Is it too late for the whole Fight Pass thing?

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09.22.2018 | 4:20 PM ET

Fight Pass Top 25

Here they are!


Too late for this go around, @AnAlias, but I think this will happen again for other things!

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