There is not many Japanese around MMA English forum for years.I can easily count those people and it never passed 10 peoples who continuously posting forum for years.I start posting at small forum,that make lot changes for my MMA audience life.
I have limited English knowledge.So I try to make a certain point when I start English conversation.Because I need people to admit my value of posting even when I'm not good at English.I bring relevance and logic from Japanese MMA culture and myself.I need severe view about fairness.I have bad memory about posting English forum with more worse language skill at non MMA forums before.
I'm start posting at English forum since 2006.I start it for my English studies.When I into MMA forums Japanese local MMA is about talking about Shooto.There is no surprise about it.Pride Bushido's main attraction is about who experienced Shooto's best division.
On the other hand other Japanese local promotion didn't catch many international fans.Pancrase is one of those orgs.DEEP and GCM always exist but DEEP isn't enough to build own talent at that era,GCM is about Wajyutsu Keisyukai's gym show,so there best talent often fight at outside.
English audience lose interest about Pancrase cause fighter struggle at Major.Yuki Kondo lose close dec at majors.Yoshiro Maeda get KOed by Bennet.I catch feeling Pancrase become local but certain product and I like it.
So I introduce that part of Pancrase with fighter's list.What foreign people evaluate local promotion is how they can produce major level talent.I like fundamental long time audience cheered Pancrase but sametime MMA organization need to be severe about match quality.I evaluate Pancrase's match making because they bring foreign talent when they struggle and secure quality.
I try to defend Yoshiro Maeda with word "randomness" that's best single word description for fighters I ever made.I'm amazed how my old fighter's list description is describe that era of Pancrase.Those are minimum description but it tell how this organization will go.
Simply I want Japanese local organization secure quality and keeps foreign media's enough attention.That's my hope.
Current Pancrase's most interesting division is flyweight.I hope this division get more attention with Shooto's crossover.
I recommend Tony Loiseleur and Jordan Breen's live Japanese MMA Play by Play series at Sherdog (it include Pancrase) for your hardcore joy.
Sherdog's article search by word "chat"
Latest Pancrase's event chat by Sherdog
2010/15/2 version Pancrase fighter's list
Light Heavy Weight
Champ Ryo Kawamura
Wasting time with being Light Heavy Weight.Sengoku Veteran.Have beat Daniel Acacio
Syunsuke Inoue Yoshida Dojo's Megaton fighter.
Champ Ichiro Kanai
Like Boxing.People happy him being a champ but I want champ can fight at major with quality.
Had a legend status at this local organization.Best perform is going distance with Hendo?
I burst out laughed against Breen when he almost beat Dorksen.
Shiroobi : buwahahaha
Breen : Shiroobi, MMA conspiring against me is not funny.
Sakurabas top student never had teachers finish skill.
Somehow improved lately?The PINK TYPHOON.
Long time veteran beat some major fighter at there local era.
Champ Takuya Wada
Had beat Shooto ex-champ Shiko Yamashita recently,but there is no credibility for that division.
Debut at stateside.
Not much to say
watch one above
watch two above
Champ Maximo "Maxi" Blanco
One of prospect get international attention.World class wrestle back ground with athletic sensation.Still rough specially on ground.
Drop division make decent ranker.
Satoru KItaoka's Kryptonite.
Somehow managed major belt.Limited but have fatal finish submission.
One of those Sakaguchi Dojo's hard brawler.I prefer watch Kotetsu Boku vs Yukio Sakaguchi for that kind of fighter.
Daisuke "13" Hanazawa
Champ Marlon Sandro
Hard hitter with quality submission.I doubt he will fight for local again.
Have a decent fight history but pass the peak.
See one above.
Champ Manabu Inoue
I don't think he is bad fighter but don't think he will get a win at major.
He still have a lot expectations from organization.Explosive striker with still need improve ground skill.
His gym is Nova Uniao Japan,but can't finish Kawahara.Decent ranker.
Champ Kiyotaka Shimizu
Recently fight former Shooto Champ Mamoru Yamaguchi and surprisingly fought well.
Top stundet of Naoyuki Taira who is inspiration of character of "Baki".
Drop two weight class make him champ,but technically still room to improve.
Grappler like take opponent's back.Tsuyoshi Kohsaka's pupil.
Have a KO power but struggle with division get quality with development.
2007/21/8 version Pancrase fighter's list
I heard Pancrase get broadcast in Canada.I know people get more interest with other scene.Pancrase is not Major,but not many but they produce major level talent.You can enjoy to watch this little planet with gain some info.
UFC drop out
Latvian Karate champ
Japanese Gate Keeper
Light Heavy Weight
Most pitiful fighter next to Sakuraba now.He have history though.
Beat Kawamura,his natural weight is LHW.
Get attention with beating Chute Box's Daniel Acacio.He can make MW.
Goin fight in Bodog. Champs Biggest win "Izuru Takeuchi".
Benchmark guy.He had some dance girl cheer him.
I dunno he is ready for major.Soon we will find.
I think he or Fukuda is best fighter in this div.
Getting long way but seem decent fighter now.
Benchmark guy.Some good hands.Seem already pass peak.
Hikaru Sato Your cosplay guy.
Current champ get beat by Dan Hardy.So he need rest now.
Current interim champ.
Best profile fighter in div without clown.notable win is Condit and Pellegrino.
Get beat by Dida.His strike skill need improve at defense and offense.
KOing Kenji Arai.New comer.
Sa Jin Kwok
Decent WK guys.
Have a fastest KO record in Japan.Always enjoyable.
That's speedo dude.
King of randomness.Sametime win or lose,he can make fun.notable win is Paixao and Batten.
He have One of finest record if count him as BW.Notable win is Osawa and Imaizumi.
One of FW top 3.notable win is Damacio Page.
Fun to watch.Good hands.Submission seem not bad also.Against Emmanuel Fernandez is real test for him.
Shooto drop out.
I think he can put good fight against Taiki or Shida.
Breen's best Reggie Cleveland All Stars fighter.
Jung Jin Suk
Koing AJ kick fighter.May he can show something.