4/5 Pancrase Changing Tour 2 - Maximo Blanco Debuts with New Ring Name!

Wednesday 25 February 2009

Pancrase have added a very interesting fight to this event. Maximo Blanco have been added to take on former King of Pancrase, Koji Oishi. Blanco have also deceided on a Japanese ring name (a must to get really big here) it is 真騎士 or Makishi.

Blanco has showed that he is a top athlete, and this fight can go either way. Koji Oishi usually goes the distance, and his takedown defense is very good. I really think it is a match-up that will suit Blanco, but he needs to finish this early. If it goes past round 2, I see Oishi taking this, but my guess is an early finish by Blanco. Look for a slam/suplex (his speciality).

The card also has a welterweight King of Pancrase fight, but I still felt it was missing something. The fight added today does a very good job of filling the empty space.

Koji Oishi 17-8-5 vs. 2-1-0 (1NC) Maximo "Makishi" Blanco

Previously Announced:
Welterweight King of Pancrase title fight:
Takuya Wada 18-8-9 vs. 6-7-0 Tomoyoshi Iwamiya

Welter: Masahiro Toryu 6-4-4 vs. 3-8-2 Seiki Ryo
Fly: Isao Hirose 4-0-0 vs. Takeyasu Hirono
Middle: Ichiro Kanai 9-9-3 (Ranked #2) vs. 7-5-4 Takenori Sato
Light: Yuichi Ikari 10-5-3 (Ranked #3) vs. 1-2-0 Hiroki "AB" Aoki
Feather: Hirotoshi Saito 2-0-1 vs. 9-5-9 Tashiro Akai (Nishiuchi)

Takuya Eizumi 4-1-0
Hideo Matsui 0-6-2

Also on the card, starting from 14:45 are Neo-Blood Tournament fights. There are some very talented fighters in here, and I really enjoyed the Neo-Blood fights that were on the card last time.

Neo-Blood Fights:
15th Neo-Blood Eliminator Finals (1x5min.):
Fly: Daisuke Tsujita vs. Gou Yamanaka
Bantam:Daisuke Sugishima vs. Taro Shimmasaki
Feather: Shigeyuki Uchiyama vs. Takehito Noguchi
Light: Koshi Obata vs. Keigo Hirayama

1st Round Fights:
Flyweight 58.0kg
Kiyotaka Shimizu 0-1-1 vs. 1-0-0 Toshihiro Shimizu
Takuma Ishii 1-3-1 vs. 3-5-0 Tokuaki Ninomiya
Keiji Nakamura vs. 6-6-1 Yuichiro Yajima

Bantamweight 61.2kg
Ranki Kawana 9-1-6 vs. 3-2-0 Daisuke Endo
Hayato Shimizu 4-2-1 vs. Nobuhiro Yoshitake
Ryota Sasaki 1-2-1 vs. 3-0-0 Shoko Sato

Featherweight 65.8kg
Yasutomo Tanaka 5-2-4 vs. 6-3-2 Motonobu Tezuka
You Saito vs. 2-4-1 Yuki Yashima
Koji Tomita 1-0-0 vs. Masaru Ueda

Lightweight 70.3kg Participants
Hirotaka/Koji Tomiyama 0-5-1 (Think its the same guy twice on Sherdog)
Koji Tamura


Anonymous,  26 February 2009 at 08:36  

I think blanco can be at the top of the world. The man needs 6 months of training in how to protect his chin though.

Borre 26 February 2009 at 08:47  

He is an unbelievable athlete. But he is still new at MMA.

I havnt really seen his chin tested, but he needs submission defence and BJJ training. Once he was on his back, he didnt look as dangerous.

He will be a force soon enough though.

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